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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 07, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Traffic Signal Failure at Intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Magazine Street

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Magazine Street, where the traffic signal and traffic signal controller broke unexpectedly. The traffic signal and controller are being replaced and work will be completed by next week.

April 07, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA will continue Season 14 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

April 07, 2017

City to Host Thirteenth STRIVE NOLA Graduation

NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, April 10, the City of New Orleans will host the 13th STRIVE New Orleans (STRIVE NOLA) graduation ceremony.  Launched in March 2015, STRIVE NOLA seeks to connect disadvantaged jobseekers to employment opportunities by providing workforce case management, foundational skills training and supportive services.

April 06, 2017

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – This Saturday, April 8, 2017, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host another free paper shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave.).   

April 05, 2017

NORD Foundation to Host Inaugural Gala Honoring Peyton Manning and Jerome Smith

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Foundation will host their inaugural Champions Gala honoring longtime supporters, Peyton Manning and Jerome Smith. The NORD Foundation will also acknowledge leaders and companies who have made major investments in New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) to improve the quality of life for all New Orleanians.

April 05, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Lawyer Lolis Elie

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the death of civil rights-era lawyer Lolis Elie:

April 04, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Recognizes National Service Participants for Contributions in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, as part of the fifth annual Mayors and County Day of Recognition for National Service, Mayor Mitch Landrieu highlighted the value of national service and the positive impact of local AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in the New Orleans community. Additionally, Mayor Landrieu discussed the impact of proposed federal budget cuts on AmeriCorps’ and Senior Corps’ service to America.

April 04, 2017

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials Celebrate Completion of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Revitalization Project

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the completion of the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Streetscape Project from Calliope Street to St. Andrew Street in Central City.  The $1.85 million project, which was designed to revitalize the area, was funded through a Disaster-Community Development Block Grant.  Construction began in August 2016. 

April 04, 2017

City Issues 2017 French Quarter Festival Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2017 French Quarter Festival scheduled for Thursday, April 6 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Throughout these days, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

April 03, 2017

NORDC Calls on Community Partners to Expand Programming

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is encouraging individuals, organizations or other entities in New Orleans to partner with NORDC to provide programs to the community for the fall of 2017. Providers can apply to host programs at any of its recreation centers, parks or playgrounds at no cost. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 17, 2017 by 5 p.m.

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