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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 15, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Passing of Dr. Norman McSwain

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement about the passing of New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Surgeon, Dr. Norman McSwain, who died on Tuesday, July 28 at the age of 78.  McSwain served as the Police Surgeon for the New Orleans Police Department and the Medical Director for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the past 30 years. 

August 14, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to mark 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in Address to the National Press Club

NEW ORLEANS  - A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and nearly wiped out New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans’ recovery efforts and progress ensuring the city’s long-term resilience at a National Press Club luncheon on Aug. 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

August 12, 2015

City Announces Mental Health Resources During Katrina 10th Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the City of New Orleans Health Department and the Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) announced efforts to raise awareness of mental health resources in advance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

August 11, 2015

Landrieu, Harrison and Advocates Announce Reforms to Sexual Assault Response

NEW ORLEANS— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, and advocates announced systemic reforms underway that are necessary to thoroughly investigate sexual assault and to respect and protect sexual assault survivors. Among the reforms, the Sex Crimes Unit has moved to the New Orleans Family Justice Center so that survivors can meet with detectives and connect to support services at the same time. 

August 11, 2015

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Marengo Street Between Pitt and Prytania Streets

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

August 10, 2015

Landrieu, Harrison and Advocates to Announce Reforms to Sexual Assault Response

NEW ORLEANS— Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, and advocates will announce the reforms to ensure that sexual assault cases are handled properly. 

August 07, 2015

Heat Advisory for Saturday, Aug. 8-Sunday, Aug.9

NEW ORLEANS—The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area from Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. until Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken. 

August 07, 2015

NORDC to Host Flag Football Championship Games

NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will hold baseball and softball championship games for the spring 2015 season on Saturday, Aug. 8. The season started on May 4 with 14 flag football teams serving 211 youth and teens from NORDC playgrounds across the city.

August 07, 2015

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of Events Scheduled for Aug. 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS  – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for Saturday, Aug., 8, 2015. The public should be prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly. Public safety is our top priority, and we encourage the public to be patient throughout the events.

August 07, 2015

Season Nine of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the ninth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. 

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