Category archives for: CRIME

CRIME WAVE HITS AREA

Monday, January 23, 2017 was a sad day for the neighborhood. Three major crimes were reported on the same day in this normally quiet area. NOLA.com reported that authorities found “what appeared to be a stocking tied tightly” around the neck of a woman whose body was pulled from Bayou St. John on Monday, January [...]

Police Ask Public to Provide Pedal Power for Children

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, New Orleans Police Department and New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation donated 120 bicycles to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at ReNEW McDonogh City Park Academy. December 15, 2016. *** by Linda Landesberg Here is a great idea for your holiday gift purchasing: The donation of a bicycle for a [...]

HISTORY AFFORDS US MANY INSTANCES OF THE RUIN OF STATES

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy.” ~Ben Franklin 1774 *** [...]

HIT AND RUN BREAKS BACK OF BICYCLIST

By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A cyclist in Bayou St. John suffered cracked ribs and a broken back Tuesday (Sept. 27) when a white sedan hit her before speeding off, according to her attorney, Charlie Thomas. A video from a nearby house shows a cyclist, who Thomas identified as Michelle Phillips, in the [...]

Neighborhood Meeting October 4th

At the October 4, 2016 neighborhood meeting at 1368 Moss Street in New Orleans, Faubourg St. John residents will review many topics. A few of the items to be discussed are a zoning request, the increasing homeless population, and a possible new direction for the neighborhood’s internet presence. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. under [...]

Meeting Tuesday, September 6 at the Fair Grounds Black Gold Room

Tuesday, September 6 is the quarterly FSJNA general membership meeting at the Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. Cookies and refreshments will be provided by Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots at 1751 Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans.   Guests/Current Topics: ·District A Update – Councilmember Susan Guidry September 7th has been declared to be Geaux Blue NOLA Day [...]

GEAUX BLUE NOLA DAY SEPTEMBER 7th

Wednesday, September 7th – “Geaux Blue NOLA Day” September 7th has been declared to be Geaux Blue NOLA Day by the New Orleans City Council and encourages everyone who lives, works, and plays in New Orleans to wear blue all day, and to adorn their homes and businesses with the color blue to demonstrate our [...]

Help Feed New Orleanians – Buy Capstone Honey at Terranova’s

HELP FEED NEW ORLEANIANS CAPSTONE is a non-profit in the Lower 9th Ward. Capstone is a small non profit that has taken previously blighted or vacant lots in the Lower Ninth Ward and developed them into productive gardens and orchards. Located in part of a food desert, Capstone grows and provides food at no cost [...]

Faubourg St. John Discusses Short Term Rentals

Lisa Amoss writes, “This is a problem that is rapidly spiraling out of control. While, in our post-Katrina recovery and rebuilding mode, we haven’t been paying attention, our neighborhood (and many others) have been invaded by short-term rentals and they are drastically changing our character and culture. I am NOT talking about neighbors renting out [...]

WHEN WILL THE PUBLIC DEMAND THAT OPEN SPACE BE LEFT OPEN?

DEMAND THAT OPEN SPACE BE LEFT OPEN by Keith Hardie, Jr. 70% of those who use public parks use them for passive purposes. But municipalities too often look at parks as vacant unused land that needs to be developed and programmed. Our own master plan warns against this kind of thinking: “Cities that give up [...]

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