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marchecreole-flyer

ArtEgg Studios, located at 1001 S. Broad Street, will open its weekly community market called “Marche Créole” this Sunday, December 4. The grand opening event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature “farm to table produce, locally produced food products, artistic works, and culturally interesting goods”. Continue reading »

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Dec 012016
 

The Rescue Class of 2016…What a Year!

We had a goal of 400 companion animals that would find their forever homes in 2016. We were well on our way to reaching the goal until that number was shattered after the disastrous flooding in our region in August. Our rescue brought in an additional 250+ animals that were in desperate need of care. We anticipate the final number for 2016 to be 500 saved and adopted lives!

Your compassion and generosity saved so many of these lives! Without you, we could not fulfill the mission of eradicating pet homelessness and euthanasia in the New Orleans area via our all-volunteer efforts. Continue reading »

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Nov 302016
 
Bob and Sheryl Merrick (center) are joined by daughter Lacey Merrick Conway ’98 and Jason Conway, daughter Amanda Merrick Seale ’97 Justin Seale’99, and grandchildren outside the Robert W. Merrick Family Building at Green Trees Early Childhood Village at the November 10 dedication ceremony and reception. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer, courtesy of Isidore Newman School).

Bob and Sheryl Merrick (center) are joined by daughter Lacey Merrick Conway ’98 and Jason Conway, daughter Amanda Merrick Seale ’97 Justin Seale’99, and grandchildren outside the Robert W. Merrick Family Building at Green Trees Early Childhood Village at the November 10 dedication ceremony and reception. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer, courtesy of Isidore Newman School).

Bob Merrick (courtesy of Newman)

Bob Merrick (courtesy of Newman)

The main administrative building of the new early-childhood education building at Isidore Newman School will bear the name of Robert Merrick, CEO of Latter & Blum, after he and his family gave $1 million in support of the school. Continue reading »

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Nov 282016
 
A fire badly burned the home at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola University. All of the residents were able to escape the residence without harm, but the building itself was substantially burned.

A fire badly burned the home at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola University. All of the residents were able to escape the residence without harm, but the building itself was substantially burned.

Around 7 PM on Monday night a fire was reported at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola universities. NOFD arrived on the scene, getting the fire under control by 8 pm. The home was badly burned, but all residents were able to escape without harm. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Continue reading »

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Nov 282016
 
Lein Doan and her husband, Chef Hung Nguyen are part of the new management team at TruBurger on Oak Street. (Photo by Danielle Carbonari)

Lein Doan and her husband, Chef Hung Nguyen are part of the new management team at TruBurger on Oak Street. (Photo by Danielle Carbonari)

By Danielle Carbonari, Loyola Student News Service

Veteran managers of the celebrated Vietnamese restaurant Magasin have bought Tru Burger on Oak Street, but while they plan to add a few new twists, they said they primarily intend to stay true to its founder’s original vision. Continue reading »

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Nov 282016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

“It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.”

Vietnam War Correspondent Peter Arnett claimed to have overheard this quote from an unnamed American major regarding the shelling of of Bến Tre city in early 1968. Its veracity is questionable, and in any event, Bến Tre was largely rubble due to attacks from the north before US artillery began its assault to rout the Vietcong.

However, that dubious quote has lingered as a paradigmatic example of a peculiar brand of cognitive dissonance: the notion that you can intentionally eradicate something in the midst of preserving it. Obviously, you can’t have it both ways, but a similar idea has come to mind in the wake of the shooting on Bourbon Street this past weekend in which one person was killed and nine others were wounded. Continue reading »

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Nov 282016
 
City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell speaks at her first re-election fundraiser on Oct. 9. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell speaks at her first re-election fundraiser on Oct. 9. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell — long considered one of the most likely top contenders as a candidate for New Orleans’ next mayor — announced to supporters last week that she is indeed considering a run for the position. Continue reading »

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Nov 242016
 
Local musicians entertain Bayou Classic visitors in New Orleans. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Local musicians entertain Bayou Classic visitors in New Orleans. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Whether thrilled with the election of Donald Trump or still mourning Hillary Clinton’s dramatic loss, there is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Since its founding in New England, Thanksgiving has always been a great American festival of domestic and moral influence that has brought citizens together around common goals and promoted our national spirit. Continue reading »

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Nov 232016
 

Red Hyundai Elantra similar to the vehicle taken Wednesday morning. (image via NOPD)

Red Hyundai Elantra similar to the vehicle taken Wednesday morning. (image via NOPD)

Hours after the Second District commander of the New Orleans Police Department warned overnight drivers to be vigilant against possible carjackers, a second motorist was robbed of her car by assailants who rear-ended her before attacking her. Continue reading »

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