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Knowledge for Change Celebration supports Nola Abortion Fund at Carrollton Station on Friday (sponsored)

Register to vote, learn what will be on the midterm elections and support the New Orleans Abortion Fund with raffle donations sponsored by local businesses such as Stein’s, Wild Lotus, St. James Cheese, Picnic Whiskey & Provisions and more! This Friday, Sept. 30, acclaimed artist Mikayla Braun and educator Jaclyn Tregle partner with Carrollton Station Read More…

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504 Festival to debut Saturday at Rosenwald Rec Center

The inaugural 504 Festival will be held Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) at Rosenwald Park and Recreation Center. The free festival will feature live music, food vendors, a car and bike show, family workouts, a kids zone and a basketball tournament featuring special guests. The five-hour event will bring together families in the Mid City community Read More…

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Ronald McDonald House is changing hands, and neighbors are wary of the new owner

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Ronald McDonald Charities is saying goodbye to its longtime New Orleans home, the cheerful yellow house on Canal Street and North Alexander. The local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, will be taking its place. Both nonprofits are gaining more space to carry out their missions. Read More…

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Second Line Arts Collective: Music Education from Recess to Record Deals (sponsored)

In 2016, professional musicians Darrian Douglas and Gregory Agid were perplexed. New Orleans is a world renowned music city- Why were so many local musicians struggling to make ends meet? They soon discovered that many artists were lacking business skills and too often were depending on playing endless gigs to pay the bills. 88% of Read More…

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Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman celebrates ‘pink tax’ exemption (sponsored)

Freeman’s Law Ending State Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products and Diapers Effective Today. A new law to end the so-called “pink tax” authored by state Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman, D-New Orleans, became effective Friday (July 1). It provides for a state sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products and diapers for personal use and Read More…

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New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity explores living smaller to address affordable housing needs (sponsored)

New Orleans Area Habitat explores the future of smaller, more efficient homes. New Orleans and the rest of the country are experiencing an acute affordable housing crisis. Developers everywhere are searching for answers. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) estimates that, nationally, 75.1 million households (roughly 60%) are unable to afford a median-priced ($346,577) new Read More…

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Morris Jeff Community School establishes scholarship to honor student’s grandmother killed after 2022 graduation ceremony

Morris Jeff Community School is inviting the public to support a scholarship fund established in the memory of Augustine Greenwood, a grandmother of a 2022 Morris Jeff graduating student who was killed by a stray bullet during a melee in the Xavier University parking lot after the school’s commencement ceremonies. This scholarship will be awarded Read More…

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CrescentCare planning medical clinic for United Way building on Canal

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger CrescentCare, a community health center formed from the NO/AIDS Task Force, is purchasing the United Way building on Canal Street to redevelop into a medical clinic. The building at 2515 Canal St. is currently under contract with CrescentCare,  United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the building’s owner and primary occupant since Read More…

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Parkway Bakery & Tavern upholds the po’boy’s charitable tradition

Beginning on Friday, May 20, and ending on Sunday, May 22 — the same weekend as Bayou Boogaloo — Parkway Bakery & Tavern will be donating $1 from sales of every shrimp po’ boy sold to support transplant patients and programs. The money will be donated to the Ochsner Transplant Institute through the Greg Smith Read More…

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Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Garden to hold open house and fundraiser

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Garden has been blooming for a quarter century. The garden at North Dupre and St. Philip streets is collectively tended by neighborhood volunteers, who harvest the produce to distribute to other community members and organizations as well as for their own kitchens. The volunteers have decided that the time has Read More…