Carrollton Area Night Out Against Crime

 For Immediate Release:  

Contact: Crystal Bell 504-837-0670


Palmer Park

Located on the corner of S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton.

New Orleans, LA 70118



 Carrollton Area Night Out Against Crime

Take 5 Oil Change, in cooperation with the Carrollton Area Network, and other local businesses will be hosting its Annual Night Out Against Crime Event at Palmer Park, New Orleans, on October 16th, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

For the 2nd year we will include fund raising efforts that will directly benefit NOPD and NOFD.  Visitors can purchase hot dogs, popcorn, and various other items where 100% of the profits will be directly donated to our local heroes.  This year’s event will also include a raffle of prizes and entertainment will be provided by a local band.


 “We are pleased and proud to be a part of such an effort on behalf of such a worthy cause,” said Pete Frey, President of Take 5 Oil Change.  “It is important to us to be a leader and make a contribution in the community.”


          For over 10 years Take 5 Oil change has hosted various fundraisers to benefit the communities all across Louisiana.  We are asking our local leaders, news providers, customers, and friends to come out and support this great event!




Traffic Update: Claiborne Corridor


Beginning Monday, September 17, 2012 the westbound lanes of South Claiborne Avenue will be closed between Cambronne Street in Orleans Parish and Dakin Street in Jefferson Parish.
Traffic will be detoured for the next two years to the eastbound side of South Claiborne Avenue while contractors working for the Corps of Engineers and the Sewerage and Water Board construct a new drainage canal on South Claiborne Avenue.

Ryan F. Berni
Director of Communications
Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu
City of New Orleans

Call for Volunteers

We are hosting a Tip the Block volunteer event next Thursday 20 from 8:30 am- 12 pm in Leonidas. We are a little short on volunteers now so I was hoping that maybe you could help us spread the word to any locals who might be able to come by and work with us on that date? Would it be possible to put out a call for volunteers on your website or social media? Volunteers will help with vegetable garden builds, storm drain cleaning and marking, and neighborhood clean-up. Anyone who is interested should e-mail me at

Jessica Muller-Pearson
Tip the Block Coordinator
Green Light New Orleans

We change more than light bulbs!

Isaac trash collection guidance from the Mayor’s office

This came via District A Council Member Susan Guidry’s office:

Q: When will routine garbage/trash and recycling collection resume in Orleans Parish?

A: Routine trash collection and recycling collection returned to normal schedules on Friday, August 31st. Garbage/debris must be placed between the sidewalk and the street curb for collection. Due to large volume of garbage/debris, in the event that collection was missed on your scheduled day, it will be picked up the following day.

A: Do not place garbage or debris on neutral grounds, near trees, utility poles or fire hydrants. Please remove carts from the front of properties as soon as possible, once collection has occurred. By City Code, carts are not to remain continuously on sidewalks

A: For normal, scheduled collection by the City’s contractors:

  • Household garbage in garbage carts or secured in thick bags
  • Tree limbs and branches cut in less than four (4) feet in length and twelve (12) inches in diameter, and bundled
  • Bagged leaves, weeds, grass, small vegetation clippings and hedge clippings
  • Carpet less than four (4) feet in length, rolled and tied
  • Up to four (4) tires per scheduled collection

A: For collection of debris as a result of Hurricane Isaac by the City’s emergency debris removal contractors or the Louisiana National Guard, please separate into the following piles:

  • Vegetative debris such as tree branches, leaves, logs
  • White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers
  • E-Waste such as: Computers, radios, stereos, DVD players
  • Construction debris such as building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, mattresses, plumbing, car tires
  • Household Hazardous Waste such as batteries, televisions, pesticides, oils, paints, cleaning supplies, compressed gas,


NOTE REVISED REQUIREMENT: DO NOT PLACE HURRICANE RELATED DEBRIS, OTHER THAN GARBAGE, IN “BLACK” BAGS.  Contents must be visible for collection by the emergency debris contractors.


The PRC’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration

The annual event takes place Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 9 AM until 2 PM at the Preservation Resource Center building, 923 Tchoupitoulas Street.

As always, it will feature information about historic neighborhoods, including ours, as well as workshops on how to buy, finance and renovate a historic home.  Planning is still underway, so look for more details soon.

Jim Stratton, former CRNA board member and area resident, will prepare an exhibit on CRNA and Carrollton. He will also serve as the Carrollton area Realtor for the event. Jim is asking for volunteers to help man the table on Saturday, September 22. Can you spare 2 hours or more? If interested, email Jim at

Culture Mapping Project Opportunity

Dear Friends Working, Living and Practicing Culture in New Orleans:
The Claiborne Corridor Cultural Collaborative (C4) is a mapping project of the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The map is an essential first step towards establishing a knowledge and asset-based creative place-making tool. Local Architecture and Planning firm, Perez, APC, has been hired to conduct the work.
If you are a member of New Orleans’ formal or informal cultural community, you have a unique opportunity, through the C4 Mapping Project, to stake your ground.
Please visit the C4 website (or visit to get more information, see sample maps in-progress and – most importantly – to take a brief survey on the cultural work you do. Completing the survey will ensure your presence on the map. For those answering the survey as individuals, all responses are anonymous.
Feel free to share and disseminate widely to all friends who create, work or participate in New Orleans’ cultural life.
C4 Outreach Coordinator

Community Garden Work Day – Saturday, September 8th

The First Saturday Workday was not so much rained out but overshadowed by a hurricane, a loud and blustery guy named Isaac. So, this Saturday, September 8th will be our first, First Saturday Garden Workday of the new School Year. Put it on your calendar and let’s all get out and help get the garden under way for the children. Below are the details for the garden and IF it rains….let’s work in the rain if it is a nice easy rain which is cooler than 90 degree humidity. Come rain or shine.

Community School Yard Garden Workday

Saturday, September 8th
8a.m. – 11a.m.*

weeding, trimming, general cleanup,
restaking trees, replacing sign
replacing bench and potting table tops
If time, turning the beds over

hat, gloves, cool clothes

Hand tools, clippers
friends, family and neighbors

*we will work no later than 11a.m. or until it gets too hot. Come when you can and stay as long as you can


At this time we do not have a gardener due to two major problems, our source of a Young Adult Volunteer (an AmeriCorps type groups) was unable to fill the position and secondly we do not have sufficient funds for a full time person and the storm has set us back in working with the school to come up with a reasonable alternative. Be not dismayed, we will continue and we will have a gardener; just hang in with us for a bit.
Our alternatives seem to fall into one of two possibilities: first, a part time person who can organize the program, working with the teachers and community volunteers. Second, find about $10,000 more for a full time gardener. Both are heavy challenges.
Corporate sponsors would be welcomed. We will have to get out a make a concerted effort to secure donations to provide some sustainable income.

Mary DeWitt Dukes
917 Joliet St
New Orleans, La 70118