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Charlie’s Neighborhood News

Charlie’s Neighborhood News Your neighborhood news source Would you like to know what is happening in and around Faubourg St. John? Mid-City? Parkview? Desaix? Treme? Are you interested in architecture, art, music, or historic preservation? Sign up for Charlie’s Neighborhood News and get news about what’s happening sent personally to your inbox. Subscribe to Charlie's [...]

Neighbors Oppose Sale of Alcohol by Stallings Playground

On February 9, 2015,  Brian Kelly represented Mario Hizaj and Gentilly Food Mart at the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association meeting in an effort to obtain support for a license to sell beer at 1629 Gentilly Blvd. The minutes from the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association meeting indicate that Mr. Kelly stated that the facility is 300’ [...]

Erroneous Alcohol Permit Revoked

The New Orleans Alcohol Beverage Control board ordered the S Express convenience store at 2703 Ursulines Avenue to stop selling hard liquor immediately, after officials and Bayou St. John residents argued Tuesday afternoon that the store’s permit was granted mistakenly. Click here for the rest of the story in the Mid-City Messenger. *** Video of [...]

BGR Suggests Trojan Horse in CZO

The Bureau of Governmental Research Suggests Serious Problems Exist in Proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. Click here for the full report. Since 2011, BGR has raised concerns with each successive draft of Article 5. While the City Planning Commission has made changes in response to some of BGR’s suggestions, our most critical concerns remain unaddressed. At [...]

BGR Suggests Trojan Horse in CZO

The Bureau of Governmental Research Suggests Serious Problems Exist in Proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. Click here for the full report. Since 2011, BGR has raised concerns with each successive draft of Article 5. While the City Planning Commission has made changes in response to some of BGR’s suggestions, our most critical concerns remain unaddressed. At [...]

City Removes Tree

A neighbor in the 3200 block of Grand Route Saint John called the City of New Orleans about a dead tree in front of their home. The tree was dead and full of bees. The City came out and determined that the tree needed to be removed. The Parks and Parkways Department will help with [...]

Volleyball is Fun

Hello volleyball friends, We’ll be playing volleyball as usual along Bayou St John this Saturday assuming the weather holds. I think there will be about a 50% chance of rain Saturday, but most of you know the routine… if we get nets set up before it’s raining then we’ll most likely play through any isolated [...]

Two Zoning Issues in Faubourg St. John

by Greg Jeanfreau, Zoning Committee Chairman On Friday 5/10/13, I spent time at City Hall speaking with a staff member for the City Planning Commission. I was able to obtain the file for 3127 Ponce De Leon as it pertains to the BZA meeting on Monday 5/13/13. The parking waivers were approved last and the [...]

Construction Celebration

click on the announcement for a larger view Tuesday | March 5th Meet under the big dome on the bayou –> Holy Rosary cafeteria at 3368 Moss Street in beautiful Faubourg St. John *** Barriere Construction Company will begin the Esplanade repaving project on March 6th. One lane of traffic will remain open on each [...]

Neighbors Get Letters

Many thanks to Mr. Phil Shall and Mr. Lyndon Saia who combined forces to make sure the street tiles were put in the corner of Moss and Grand Route Saint John when cement was recently poured there.

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