Category: public safety

Sobriety checkpoints planned for this week

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct sobriety checkpoints late Thursday (Sept. 23) through early Friday (Sept. 24). Checkpoints will be also conducted from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. The checkpoints will operate between 9 p.m. on Thursday through 5 a.m....

‘My garbage has been sitting on that curb forever’: Tempers flare at meeting over the trash crisis

By Katherine Hart, Gentilly Messenger As 70 city employees took to the streets to help contractors clear away bags of garbage from outside homes, the City Council met with administration officials and the city’s solid waste contractors Friday (Sept. 17)...

Roadwork updates: Pontchartrain Park project reaches milestone; Pontilly stormwater network nears completion; work in St. Bernard area about 25% complete

From the Mayor’s Office An unprecedented amount of infrastructure work is happening across New Orleans — altogether more than $500 million on roadways and on vertical construction projects and there is more to come. For the first time in more...

Letting the good times roll: Bike route improvements coming to Gentilly, Fairgrounds and beyond

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Bike infrastructure improvements are coming to the Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods. A recent pre-construction meeting showcased the final designs for bike lane expansions and traffic calming measures that will...

Sobriety checkpoint planned for tonight

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct an upcoming sobriety checkpoint within Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will be in operation from 9 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 4) through Friday (Feb. 5) at 5 a.m. During this time, motorists will experience minimal...

Sexual assault survivors in the criminal justice system discussed in virtual ‘listening session’ for DA’s office

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger  The new District Attorney’s Office transition team held a virtual forum on Saturday (Jan. 23) for the public to discuss their concerns and priorities with the DA’s office, now led by the newly elected Jason...