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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 20, 2015

Prytania Street Between Milan Street and Marengo Street to be Closed to Traffic for Six Weeks

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the upcoming road closure on Prytania Street between Milan Street and Marengo Street to install a new water line and drain line as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore sub-surface utilities and roadway damages related to Hurricane Katrina.

March 20, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. 

March 20, 2015

City Launches Website to Educate Public on Smoke-Free Ordinance

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today launched a website to educate the public on the new smoke-free ordinance scheduled to take effect on April 22, 2015. In addition to smoking restrictions that already exist under state law, the new ordinance will restrict smoking and vaping (use of electronic smoking devices) in many locations throughout the city of New Orleans, including most bars, restaurants, casinos and workplaces. 

March 19, 2015

NORDC to Host Easter Egg Hunts in March

NEW ORLEANS—The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host family-friendly Easter egg hunts at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park on Saturday, March 21 and at Cut-Off Park on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both dates. 

March 13, 2015

March Recycling Drop-Off Day Adjusted Due to St. Patrick's Day Parade

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans reminded residents of a change in this month’s recycling drop-off days.  Recycling drop-off days are held every second Saturday at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Due to the St. Patrick's Day Parade, this month’s date has been adjusted to March 21, 2015.

March 13, 2015

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Events Scheduled for March 14-17, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the events scheduled for March 14-17, 2015. Throughout these events, the City encourages the public to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

March 13, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. 

March 13, 2015

City Issues Filming Notices For Residents in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy has issued a filming notice to residents in New Orleans East to alert them of a film production in the area. On Friday, March 13, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., a production company will conduct a special effects testing involving propane fire in the parking lot of the former Six Flags theme park.

March 13, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Stirling Properties, JCH Development Celebrate Grand Opening of Magnolia Marketplace in Central City

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined representatives from JCH Development and Stirling Properties to celebrate the Grand Opening of Magnolia Marketplace, a 106,000-square-foot shopping center located at the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Toledano Street in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood.  Councilwoman-At-Large Stacy Head, a representative from Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell’s office and other local officials were also in attendance.

March 12, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Stirling Properties, JCH Development to Celebrate Grand Opening of Magnolia Marketplace in Central City

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be joined by representatives from Stirling Properties, JCH Development and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of Magnolia Marketplace. The $24.4 million shopping center will fill a major retail gap in the heart of Central City along the Claiborne Avenue corridor.

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