Jan 062016
 
An aerial photo of the Fly at Audubon Park, showing the area where the new soccer field will be located. (via Google Maps)

An aerial photo of the Fly at Audubon Park, showing the area where the new soccer field will be located. (via Google Maps)

A site plan for the new Carrollton Boosters athletic complex by Torre Design Consortium (via city of New Orleans)

A site plan for the new Carrollton Boosters athletic complex by Torre Design Consortium (via city of New Orleans)

The Carrollton Boosters plan to build a major new athletic complex featuring a multi-purpose sports field next to the baseball facility on The Fly at Audubon Park, they told city officials this week. Continue reading »

Oct 172015
 
Greg Ward Jr., Houston quarterback, scrambles away from Tulane defensive tackle Tanzel Smart to complete a pass in the second half of Friday's game. Ward Jr. led the game in passing yards, rushing yards, passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns.

Greg Ward Jr., Houston quarterback, scrambles away from Tulane defensive tackle Tanzel Smart to complete a pass in the second half of Friday’s game. Ward Jr. led the game in passing yards, rushing yards, passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns.

On Friday, Tulane University played no. 24 University of Houston, an American Athletic Conference rival, in a primetime matchup. The nationally-ranked Cougars torched the Green Wave, beating them 42-7. Tulane gave up 461 yards of total offense. Despite forcing two turnovers, Tulane’s defense had no answer for Houston’s offense. Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. finished the game with 222 yards passing and one touchdown and 77 yards rushing with three touchdowns. Tulane fell to 2-4 overall, with a conference record of 1-2. Houston improved to 6-0. Tulane faces another conference rival, Navy, next week in Annapolis.

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Sep 202015
 
Stephon Lofton, red shirt freshman corner back, celebrates Saturday's win with students in the student section of Yulman Stadium. Tulane beat Maine 38-7. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Stephon Lofton, red shirt freshman corner back, celebrates Saturday’s win with students in the student section of Yulman Stadium. Tulane beat Maine 38-7. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Saturday night, Tulane won their first game of the 2015 season, beating the University of Maine 38-7 in Yulman Stadium. The Wave brought a balanced approach to the game. Quarterback Tanner Lee led all quarterbacks, completing 16 of 27 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown. The Wave brought a fierce running attack to Satuday’s matchup. Three running backs scored touchdowns. Dontrell Hilliard led all running backs with eight rushes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Sherman Badie led all receivers with five receptions for 118 yards. The Wave held the Black Bears to 296 yards of total offense. The Wave will host American Athletic Conference rivals the University of Central Florida (0-3) on October 3rd.

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Sep 092015
 
Nola BlueDoo Run

(via Tulane Cancer Center)

 

Tulane’s Second Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run is a 2-mile run that will be held this Saturday, September 12 at Tulane’s campus and will feature “The Young & the Restless” star and Tulane alumnus Christian LeBlanc. Participants are encouraged to costume in blue, the official color of prostate cancer awareness. Continue reading »

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Sep 042015
 
Tulane wide receiver Terren Encalade jukes a would-be tackler in the season opening game against Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane wide receiver Terren Encalade jukes a would-be tackler in the season opening game against Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane lost their home opener 37-7 versus Duke University. Tulane’s defense struggled, giving up 531 yards of total offense including 289 yards passing from junior quarterback Thomas Skirk. Quarterback Tanner Lee struggled, only throwing his first and only touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, the team’s only score.

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Aug 282015
 
AJ De Leon, left, takes a selfie with Saints' quarterback Drew Brees during the post-practice autograph session. The Saints practiced in Yulman Stadium at Tulane University for their final practice of the week.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com

AJ De Leon, left, takes a selfie with Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees during the post-practice autograph session. The Saints practiced in Yulman Stadium at Tulane University for their final practice of the week. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday evening, the Saints took to practice at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium instead of their Metairie practice facility. This was the last practice before they take on the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon in the Superdome. The Saints regular season begins September 13 at Arizona.

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Jun 292015
 

(map via Entergy New Orleans)

(map via Entergy New Orleans)

The bike path along the Mississippi River will be closed starting today (Monday, June 29) for the month of July as well as parts of August and September as Entergy begins preparing for its project to upgrade transmission lines through Uptown New Orleans, the utility announced. Continue reading »

Apr 122015
 
(map via BikeEasy.org)

(map via BikeEasy.org)

Via Gambel Communications

Via Gambel Communications

On Wednesday morning, bicycle commuters can ride with others from Uptown or Broadmoor to a meetup in the Central Business District as part of this year’s Bike to Work Week in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Mar 262015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

There’s a battle brewing in the Oct. 24 election for Secretary of State that will pit the Republican incumbent, former State Senator and De La Salle High School graduate Tom Schedler, against LSU law professor Chris Tyson, an African-American Democrat. Continue reading »

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Mar 152015
 
Wild man of the Hard Head Hunters Mardi Gras Indians on LaSalle on Sunday afternoon. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Wild man of the Hard Head Hunters Mardi Gras Indians on LaSalle on Sunday afternoon. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday afternoon, plumes of feathers, the ring of tambourines and the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras Indians’ hand-stitched suits filled the streets of Central City under pristine blue skies. Mardi Gras Indians from all over the city met at A.L. Davis park on LaSalle and Washington for the annual Super Sunday celebration.

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Mar 112015
 
Children play dodgeball during the Freret Get-Together at Evans Park in December. The event was hosted by the Evans Park Booster Club, with activities organized by Eric and Claudean Capers of Anytime Fitness. (Photo by Liz Jurey, courtesy of Freret Neighborhood Center)

Children play dodgeball during the Freret Get-Together at Evans Park in December. The event was hosted by the Evans Park Booster Club, with activities organized by Eric and Claudean Capers of Anytime Fitness. (Photo by Liz Jurey, courtesy of Freret Neighborhood Center)

Launched just three months ago by a mix of Freret neighborhood stalwarts and newcomers, the Evans Park Booster Club is now hosting regular activities for toddlers and a monthly neighborhood kickball game — filling a void left as the Freret Neighborhood Center scales back its direct youth services. Continue reading »

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Jan 302015
 
A sneak peek at the new playground equipment at Samuel Square. (Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

A sneak peek at the new playground equipment at Samuel Square. The playground will receive its official dedication at 2 p.m. today. (Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

Jean-Paul Villere

Jean-Paul Villere

Today marks the official grand re-opening of the recently totally redone Samuel Square playground in the 2100 block of Napoleon, though the caution tape was removed a few days ago.  And wow!  Akin to other nearby brightly colored and playful compositions of many reborn play areas (think Laurence Square but moreso the Danneel Playspot at Octavia and St Charles) this 21st century facelift to this centuries old green space does not disappoint.  And being a parent to young children (and a also a tax-paying neighbor myself) just a few blocks away from Samuel Square my level of engagement is set to maximum.  And for many reasons. Continue reading »

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