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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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July 02, 2015

City Hall Closed for Independence Day on July 3

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

July 02, 2015

City Opens Marigny Portion of Crescent Park to the Public

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City and State officials and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) celebrated the opening of the Marigny portion of Crescent Park to the public. With the completion of the ADA-compliant Mandeville Crossing pedestrian bridge and elevators, all of Crescent Park is now open to the public, including the Mandeville Shed and Ellipse. The Bywater portion of Crescent Park opened to the public in February 2014.

July 02, 2015

2015 Essence Festival Parking Instructions and Traffic Reminders

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans issued traffic reminders in advance of the 2015 ESSENCE Festival to be held this weekend Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5, 2014. Events will be held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Woldenberg Park. The festival is expected to draw over 400,000 attendees to the downtown area throughout the weekend

July 02, 2015

Almost 80 Properties Sold in First Online Auction for Adjudicated Properties

NEW ORLEANS – The first in a series of monthly auctions for adjudicated properties in New Orleans brought in more than $2.5 million after 318 people placed more than 8,000 bids to buy 79 properties in what City officials are calling a “resounding success.” 

July 01, 2015

City to Celebrate Opening of Marigny Portion of Crescent Park

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City and State officials and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) will celebrate the opening of the Marigny portion of Crescent Park with a ribbon cutting of the Mandeville Crossing pedestrian bridge and elevators. The Mandeville Crossing is an elevated walkway crossing over the Mississippi River floodwall and active railroad lines and connects Elysian Fields Avenue to the Mandeville Shed and Ellipse.

July 01, 2015

New Orleans EMS and Health Department Warn of Heat-Related Emergencies

NEW ORLEANS – As temperatures begin to soar during the summer months, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the New Orleans Health Department are urging residents and visitors to take the necessary steps to prevent heat-related emergencies.

July 01, 2015

Abandoned Vehicle Auction to be held July 7

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., the City of New Orleans’ Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its third abandoned vehicle auction of 2015. The auction will be located at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70127. Vehicle preview day and buyer registration is Monday, July 6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.

July 01, 2015

First Online Auction for Adjudicated Properties Now Underway

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans began the first in a series of online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties. The auction is now underway and will end at 8:00 p.m., subject to a rolling close in the case of last-minute competitive bidding. The City is selling more than 80 properties throughout the city, providing winning bidders with full ownership of each property.

July 01, 2015

Second of Three NOPD Pay Raises Takes Effect Today

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the second of three pay raises for the New Orleans Police Department goes into effect, boosting the pay for officers of all rank by five percent. 

June 30, 2015

NORDC Teen Council Presents NOLA teen vocal and dance competition

NEW ORLEANS--Tomorrow, the NORDC Teen Council will host the NOLA Teen Vocal and Dance Competition featuring special guests Kourtney Heart and Rebirth Brass Band. The event is free for NORDC Teen Camp participants who meet attendance requirements and $5 for general admission. Open auditions were held June 17-20, from which teens were selected to perform in the talent competition. Acts include singing, dancing and spoken word. The grand prize is $250 for 1st place. 

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