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Sunday, March 31, 2013

PigeonTown Steppers on Apple & Leonidas today

Check out Gambit & Big Red Cotton for details on the route

Parade is in NorthWest Carrollton for part of its route
- on Apple from Carrollton to Leonidas
- on Leonidas from Nelson to Claiborne

See the map on Uptown Messanger


Walter Gallas - Louisiana Landmarks Society

Join us for a welcoming reception!

Monday April 1, 2013-- 5:30 P.M.

The Louisiana Landmarks Society cordially invites you to join us in welcoming our newly appointed Executive Director, Walter Gallas, at a reception to be held on Monday April 1 at the Pitot House-- 1440 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA, 70119.

Hope to see you there!

AT&T Job Opportunities

Sent by Councimember Guidry's office

 AT& T Hiring Now in Louisiana

Technician Opportunities (various types)  check the link below.


Palmer Park Walking Day April 3rd

More exciting news for Palmer Park... Some of you may have noticed we now have official "walking path" signs around the park.

You are invited to help us kick-off
New Orleans' 2nd American Heart Association designated walking path
sponsored by UnitedHealthcare in Palmer Park.
So, lace up your sneakers and make a commitment to live healthier by joining us for the American Heart Association's annual National Walking Day:

April 3, 2013


Palmer Park
2334 S. Carrollton Avenue

refreshments and giveaways

Friday, March 29, 2013

Neighborhood Watch

Vandalism SIMPLE CRIMINAL DAMA C3899313 2500 BLOCK OF LEONIDAS ST New Orleans Police 3/29/2013 7:46:00 AM Map It

Debris Removal

This dumpster has been in front of a burned house for many, many months.
It is a traffic hazard AND FULL and needs to be removed.
Dumpster 8200 Block of Apricot
8200 Block of Apricot

Bruce Eggler's TP article details below.

At the request of the Mitch Landrieu administration, the New Orleans City Council recently tightened the city's rules on the removal of construction, fire and excavation debris. The new law says that some debris must be removed daily. In other cases, removal must begin within 72 hours.
The changes were made in a law containing more than 100 pages of local amendments to the International Building Code.
The old law set few specific requirements for how quickly construction and demolition debris had to be removed. The new amendments, passed 7-0 by the council this month , say that all such debris and rubbish taken from buildings "shall not be stored upon the sidewalks or streets, but shall be removed daily as rapidly as accumulated." Materials not removed daily must be stored in containers.
In the case of demolitions, removal or storage of debris must begin within 72 hours of completion of the demolition, although the Department of Safety and Permits can grant waivers for "good cause."
After a fire, removal of debris resulting from the blaze or related demolition must begin within 72 hours of the fire. Property owners must remove all such materials within six days after receiving a notice from the city.
Dry materials that are likely to produce dust when handled must be kept damp or covered to prevent "airborne particulate pollution."
All materials must be handled in compliance with state and federal environmental guidelines, such as by placing barriers around any sites from which materials might get into the city's drainage system.
Debris or rubbish from upper floors must be lowered by elevators in closed receptacles or by closed chutes emptying into containers or trucks.
All uncontaminated debris and rubbish must be "deposited, at a minimum, in a permitted Type III construction and demolition debris and wood waste landfill."

Repeated Drug Violations 8600 Block of Belfast

Drugs/Alcohol Violations DRUG VIOLATIONS C2397913 8600 BLOCK OF BELFAST ST New Orleans Police 3/18/2013 12:30:00 PM Map It

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Neighborhood Watch Alert

Theft/Larceny THEFT C3089013 2900 BLOCK OF CAMBRONNE ST New Orleans Police 3/23/2013 8:56:00 AM Map It

Friday, March 22, 2013

Neighborhood Watch Alert

Vandalism SIMPLE CRIMINAL DAMA C2907413 8400 BLOCK OF APPLE ST New Orleans Police 3/22/2013 12:45:00 AM Map It

Vandalism AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL C2649313 8200 BLOCK OF S CLAIBORNE AVE New Orleans Police 3/20/2013 7:27:00 AM Map It

Monday, March 18, 2013

Neighborhood Condolences

One of our neighbors lost her son in a shooting.  Be gentle. Be kind.

HomicideHOMICIDE BY SHOOTINGC23254138100 BLOCK OF BELFAST STNew Orleans Police3/17/2013 9:48:00 PMMap

March 17, 2013
The New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
A Shooting Leaves A 27-Year-Old Man Shot to Death
A 27-year-old man was killed after a shooting in the NorthWest Carrollton Neighborhood. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family members. The incident took place shortly before 10:00 P.M., in the 8100 block of Belfast Street.
The man was found lying in the street, shot multiple times to the body. He died on the scene.
The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Joseph Jefferson.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP (7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit. The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Garry Flot

Homicide HOMICIDE BY SHOOTING C2325413 8100 BLOCK OF BELFAST ST New Orleans Police 3/17/2013 9:48:00 PM Map

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Town Hall with Senator Karen Cater Peterson

Carrollton Area Network has arranged for
a Town Hall style meeting
with Sen. Karen Carter Peterson on
Thursday March 21, 2013 at 6:00PM
at St. Mary’s Dominican High School.
Sen. Karen Peterson’s office has invited
Rep Neil Abramson to attend as well. 

Dominican High School
7701 Walmsley Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125
Entry for Parking is from Burdette Street

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Budweiser Truck on sidewalk

Commercial Vehichle Parks on sidewalk in 2900 Block of Leonidas Bud Commercial Vehicle frequently parking on Sidewalk on Leonidas IMAG2299 Perhaps we should call the company who owns the truck?

Must be the same person with a new job.
This is the truck that used to park on the sidewalk in the same place. IMAG1974

Friday, March 15, 2013

How to build community

Buy from local merchants....

THANK YOU for the TREES on Earhart


Thank You Parks & Parkways!!! and Ann McDonald
During the week of March 11, 2013, the Department of Parks and Parkways completed implementation of Phase I of the Earhart Boulevard planting plan. Phase I included 30 Live Oaks and 12 Natchez Crape Myrtles on Earhart Boulevard from Hamilton Street to Short Street.  All of the newly installed trees are on a one year watering schedule.

Phase II will include infill plantings of Natchez Crape Myrtles where space allows from Hamilton Street to Jefferson Davis Parkway. During Phase II, additional live oak trees will be installed between Short Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway where space permits. Phase II is anticipated to commence in late 2013 or early 2014.

A little history below:
In addition to working with Public Works on the redesign of Earhart to ensure that it did not expand to 6 lanes, NorthWest Carrollton also lobbied for trees.

Communication from May 2011

To: Ann McDonald - Parkway & Parks <>, Jeanne Parkway Partners <>, Hike For KaTREEna - info <>, katrina badger <>
Subject: Trees for Earhart BOULEVARD
Date: Oct 4, 2011 10:23 AM

NorthWest Carrollton, and I'm sure many others, are excited to see the construction on Earhart finishing up.  We are waiting for the final cleanup, sanding and grass cutting of the neutral ground.  We would like to know how we can work with Parkway & Parks, Parkway Partners, Hike for Katrina and any other to plant the largest trees possible down Earhart BOULEVARD.  The NorthWest Carrollton Board would like to meet with representatives from all 3 groups together or separately to determine how we "green" this boulevard.  

Katrina: anything that ONE can do to help facilitate this is most apprecitated.

Sincerly & Thanks,
The Board of NorthWest Carrollton
Jenel Hazlett
Scott Andrews
Debi Theobald
Kim Carver
Tom Pyburn
Margaret Reinhart

Communication from May 2012
From: NorthWest Carrollton []
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:35 PM
To: Jennifer E. Ruley; Stacy Head; Ann McDonald - Parkway & Parks; Enrico J. Sterling

Subject: Trees on Earhart
Dear City of New Orleans,
We are not sure what city funding source allowed the large crepe myrtles to be planted along Earhart after the new construction completed. But we are very grateful for them.

Today as one our Board members drove by they noticed that the leaves looked parched. PLEASE since the dollars have already been spent to place these trees could the city please keep them watered. This is their first summer and we all know that is when transplants are most susceptible to loss.

The Board of NorthWest Carrollton 
Communication from December 2012
From: NorthWest Carrollton <>

To: "Susan G. Guidry" <>, "''" <>, "''" <>, Stacy Head <>, "''" <>
Cc: "Ann E. Macdonald" <>
Subject: Re: Releaf Earhart
Date: Dec 7, 2012 10:46 AM
Thank you all for your response.... please keep us in the loop as plans progress. We will do what we can to help assemble volunteers to assist with planting.
We asked because we know that this time of year is the optimal tree planting time.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Susan G. Guidry"

Sent: Dec 6, 2012 2:28 PM
To: "''"
, "''" , "''" , Stacy Head , "''"
Cc: "Ann E. Macdonald"
Subject: Re: Releaf Earhart

Thanks, Susannah. Please coordinate with Ann and Connie. Looks like we have the start of something good!

Susan G. Guidry
New Orleans
Councilmember, District A
(504) 658-1010 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (504) 658-1010 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Sent from my Blackberry wireless device.

From: Susannah Burley []
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 02:17 PM
To: Susan G. Guidry; 'NorthWest Carrollton' <>; <>; Stacy Head; 'Hike For KaTREEna - info' <>
Cc: Ann E. Macdonald
Subject: RE: Releaf Earhart

Hello All,

We have worked with NorthWest Carrollton before on several project, and would be happy to do so again.

Best regards,

Susannah Burley
Parkway Partners
Program Director|Urban Gardens, Schoolyard Gardens, ReLeaf
1137 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
504 620 2224 office
30 Years ... And All Grown Up!

From: Susan G. Guidry []
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:31 PM
To: NorthWest Carrollton;; Stacy Head; Hike For KaTREEna - info
Cc: Ann E. Macdonald
Subject: RE: Releaf Earhart

Ann McDonald and Connie Uddo have graciously agreed to put their heads together, after which I will get with them to see what can be accomplished. We will let you know when we have information.


Susan G. Guidry
New Orleans City Council
District A
(504) 658-1010

From: NorthWest Carrollton []
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:34 PM
To:; Stacy Head; Hike For KaTREEna - info; Susan G. Guidry
Subject: Releaf Earhart

Greeting all;

NorthWest Carrollton is very interested in determining what can be done to increase the tree cover on the recently repaved section of Earhart from the Jefferson Parish Line to Pine .
We know there is a ReLeaf Program and that many section of many larger streets have been "reforested".
We would specifically like for the section of Earhart from the Jefferson Parish Line to Carrollton to be seriously considered for a planting/replanting program.
We would appreciate any assistance or guidance that you have to offer.

The Board of NorthWest Carrollton


TIM G. says:
I've been preaching this for over a year. You probably sense it, too...
"What the New Orleans community lacks
is a safe place for us to deliberate about our future."

Just off the top of my head, I can think of several current projects in desperate need of community input:
  • Livable Claiborne Corridor Study
  • Gert Town Neighborhood Revival
  • Mid-City Medical Complex
  • NOPD & Prison Consent Decrees
  • University Expansions & Rezoning
What can fill this void? Not Neighborland (too focused). Not NOLA Comments (too rude). Not social networks like Facebook (too personal), Twitter (too fleeting), Reddit (too byzantine) or ... none of these is appropriate.

However, I hope to convince City Hall - and more importantly, you - that an inexpensive, accessible, civil, understandable and affordable solution does exist. Something that is being used by ordinary citizens in other cities to discuss and shape all kinds of policy decisions.

It's called MindMixer. New Orleans needs it. We deserve it!

Please watch this brief introductory demo video and share with friends, then let me know what you think.

As always, thanks for your time!

A new pope and Fighting at Notre Dame Seminary

Disturbing the Peace FIGHT C1968013 2700 BLOCK OF S CARROLLTON AVE New Orleans Police 3/15/2013 11:16:00 AM Map It

Theft by Fraud

Fraud THEFT BY FRAUD C1969913 2600 BLOCK OF S CARROLLTON AVE New Orleans Police 3/15/2013 11:29:00 AM Map It

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Theft 8200 Block of Belfast

Theft/Larceny THEFT C1745413 8200 BLOCK OF BELFAST ST New Orleans Police 3/13/2013 6:39:00 PM Map It

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Commercial Vehicle Parks on Sidewalk

This truck consistently parks on the sidewalk on Apple @ Dublin. Now it has a Mississippi Plate IMAG2564 Before it had a Texas Plate IMAG2308

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Female Dog Found on Pritchard Place

This cute, clean, older female dog, complete with red & white bandana was found on Pritchard Place on the weekend of March 9th.