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Thursday, November 29, 2012


See the Map...

There has been a rash of RESIDENCE BURGLARY in the past few months.
This one, yesterday afternoon in 2400 BLOCK OF JOLIET ST is the latest.

Neighborhood Watch meeting held on 11/27/12

Entrance through a back window, out same way. 
Grap and go, jewerly, cash, tools...
PLEASE watch out for yourselves and your neighbors.
Lock down and Light up.

Friday, November 23, 2012

8329 Nelson

Anton Ba Pham to Rahim E. Ebrahimpour for $26,500

8305 Nelson

Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co NA to Jared Castellaw for $31,000

Jared Castellaw to Nola Home Restorations LLC, no value stated, donation.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Carrollton Wrecking - Commercial Blight

Previous Case CEHB-11-3189 - status Closed in Compliance.
We've requested a "reset" because it's not compliant now.

Carrollton Wrecking - 2920 Leonidas - Corner of Leonidas & Earhart
owner Paternostro
has been reported for blight, 311 case #80136

These photos taken from Earhart shows that the building is open to entry.
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Additionally the fence is down and there are ample materials available that could be dangerous should someone try to enter the building and start a fire to keep warm.

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Neighbors have also reported issues with rodents.
Carrollton Wrecking

How to track Blight in New Orleans

There is (finally) an "official" site that allows you to check the blight stats of any property and to see what properties have been reported for blight in any area.

The one option is option is to Browse the map for properties already in the city's system.  Unfortunately this can only be done by the month that the property was first reported.   Perhaps this is to prevent the map from being too cluttered?

The default option is to Enter a specific address,

It doesn't look like the site advises *when* hearings are held on the properties.  BUT if you are interested there is a calendar that shows upcoming hearings and

We've emailed these folks to ask if/when the BlightStatus Tool will also show when hearings are scheduled to be held and not just that they have been held and the judgement.

This site is a very large step into the 2st Century.

Told ya so....

BP needs to pay and pay and pay and pay......

"Rainey, who was BP America's vice president of exploration for the Gulf of Mexico, has been charged with obstruction of Congress and false statements.
Rainey, as part of the Unified Command handling the disaster, knowingly understated the amount of oil flowing from the damaged well. Later, the indictment says, he lied to Congress about those estimates.
Shortly after the explosion, the Unified Command, with BP's input, issued an estimate of 1,000 barrels per day of oil flowing from the well. Two days later, a scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the flow was 5,000 barrels per day.
A group put together after public pressure regarding the oil flow estimates began to mount eventually concluded that the flow rate had initially been 62,000 barrels per day, and had fallen to 53,000 barrels per day by the time the well was shut down in July 2010, the indictment says.
The group estimated that 4.9 million barrels had been released during the course of the spill."

8309-11 Belfast

Joan Sarrett to Kimbery Noel Durrow and Steven L.  Durrow for $189,000

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rifle Robber

Please note that this is the 2nd time that we know of a "rifle robbery"  in or this one near, the neighborhood.
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at approximately 9:40 P.M., Second District officers responded to an armed robbery with a gun in the 3000 block of Lowerline Street.
Second District officers met with the victim who stated that he was walking from his vehicle to his residence when he was approached from the rear by an unknown black male with a semi-automatic rifle. The victim stated that the unknown black male stated “Give it up, your wallet, your keys, and everything”. Victim complied with the unknown black male’s demands. The unknown black male fled the scene in possession of the victim’s 2000 burgundy Ford F-150.
Victim described the suspect as a slim build black male approximately 5’10” wearing a dark knitted cap and dark clothing.
Second District officers located the victim’s vehicle abandoned in the 1200 block of South Genois Street.
If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Detective Mullaly at (504) 658-6020. You may also call Crimestoppers anonymously at (504)822-1111.
Remember to report any suspicious persons or activities you see in your neighborhood by calling (504)821-2222. In an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Commander Paul Noel
Second District