Criminal activity data

If you are concerned about local area crime here is an interesting blog to visit: Citizen Crime Watch. Among other things, there are links to recent NONPACC reports for the 2nd District. (I don’t know what the acronym stands for.) The report includes a map and stats by zone and type of crime. I don’t know how good the stats are. Zone K pretty much covers the CRRA area.

There is one standout statistic: There were 32 drug arrests in Zone K in March. That’s one-third of all the drug arrests in all of the 2nd District! All but 4 of the other 22 zones had less than 6 drug arrests. The second highest was 10 in Zone J (between Napoleon & Louisiana and lake side of St. Charles).

Check out the link to Citizen Crime Watch under Blogroll on the right side of this page.

Walgreens & Robert’s Groundbreaking Thursday

Quoting an email from the District A Team:

Dear District A Resident,

Please join us this Thursday at 11:00am for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Walgreen’s and Robert’s Fresh Foods development at the corner of Carrollton & Claiborne.

There will an announcement of the construction schedule at this time as well so we hope you can make it!

WHEN: Thursday, April 26th from 11:00am – TBD

WHERE: Future site of Walgreen’s-Robert’s Fresh Foods
Corner of Carrollton & Claiborne
New Orleans, LA

Only on Oak

The Oak Street/Main Street mixer attracted a large turnout last night. The wine and cheese tasting was hosted by the Oak Street Cafe. In case you don’t know, the commercial stretch of Oak Street from Carrollton to Leake Ave. is scheduled for a major upgrade through the Main Street program. It is good news for the whole neighborhood.

Watch for more Only on Oak events over the coming months. They have a website under construction.  (Note: It looks fine with IE and Safari browsers but tiny with Firefox.)