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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 09, 2015

City Announces Staff Changes to Blight Reduction Team

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a series of staffing changes to the City’s Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau.

Pura Bascos, Director of the City’s Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau, will be leaving New Orleans after over four years of service to assist the Detroit Land Bank Authority with blight reduction.

October 09, 2015

City of New Orleans reminds residents of remaining monthly recycling drop-off dates for 2015

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation reminded residents of this year’s remaining Recycling Drop Off Days, every second Saturday at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A recycling drop off day will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 10.

October 08, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passing of Chef Paul Prudhomme

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement upon the passing of Chef Paul Prudomme. Prudomme was prominent New Orleans chef who popularized authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine and was an international ambassador of Louisiana’s unique culture. 

October 08, 2015

NORDC Continues Movies In The Park this week

NEW ORLEANS —The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will continue the Fall 2015 season of Movies in the Park on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, with “Annie” at Norwood Thompson Playground, 7200 Forshey St.

October 08, 2015

City to host NOLA FOR LIFE CeaseFire New Orleans Community Engagement Event in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS—Tomorrow, City of New Orleans officials and NOLA FOR LIFE CeaseFire partners will host a community engagement event at Kenilworth Playground in New Orleans East. The event will bring together people and organizations who are working together to create safer communities for the people of New Orleans – particularly New Orleans East. 

October 07, 2015

Mayor, Chief Harrison Attend Justice Department's Summit on Violent Crime

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison are attending the Summit on Violent Crime in Washington, D.C., hosted by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The summit is bringing together law enforcement and federal, state and local government leaders from across the country to discuss effective violence reduction strategies. Landrieu and Harrison are attending at the invitation of the Attorney General.

October 07, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Calls on Community to Participate in 'NOLA FOR LIFE' Mentoring Initiative

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on New Orleans residents to participate in the NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Initiative. As a component of NOLA FOR LIFE’s Invest in Prevention pillar, the effort provides guidance and support to 15- to 18-year-old males in New Orleans who are most at risk of becoming involved in violence. 

October 06, 2015

Orleans Criminal Justice Leaders Working Together to Right Size Jail Population

NEW ORLEANS –Today, representatives of the Mayor’s Office, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and other local criminal justice agencies will travel to Chicago as part of an ongoing strategic planning process for the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, an initiative to reduce over-incarceration in local jails by changing the way Americans think about and use jails.

October 06, 2015

Monthly Online Auction for Adjudicated Properties on Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS  – The City of New Orleans will host its fourth in a series of online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., subject to a rolling close in the case of last-minute competitive bidding. The City is scheduled to sell about 100 properties throughout the community, where winning bidders will receive full ownership and title insurance for each property.

October 05, 2015

City of New Orleans Celebrates First Anniversary of Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Club House

NEW ORLEANS  – Tomorrow, the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways will  celebrate the first anniversary of the $4.6 million Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Club House in Pontchartrain Park. The 8,500-square-foot Club House includes communal dining and concession areas, a pro-shop, a computer classroom, community meeting space and administrative offices. The facility also includes upgraded driving range lighting, a new cart storage warehouse, and restroom facilities.

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