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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 16, 2015

New Orleans' 2015 County Health Ranking Improves For Third Consecutive Year

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) announced today that for third consecutive year New Orleans’ ranking has improved in the County Health Rankings—a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute that measures vital health factors that affect quality of life for nearly every county in the United States. New Orleans ranked 42nd out of 64 Louisiana parishes—up from 60th three years ago. 

April 15, 2015

Mayor Signs Ordinance Permitting Ridesharing Operations in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law an ordinance permitting ridesharing operations in Orleans Parish. Last week, the City Council adopted Ordinance Calendar No. 30,617, authored by Councilmembers Brossett and Guidry, that creates definitions and regulations for the operations of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and TNC for-hire vehicles, such as uberX and Lyft. 

April 14, 2015

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – Due to severe weather in the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. According to the National Weather Service, up to five inches of heavy rainfall will affect the area today through Sunday, April 19, 2015.

April 10, 2015

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the City’s 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 located at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue. During “Shred Day,” residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company. 

April 10, 2015

NORDC Movies in the Park Cancelled This Weekend due to Inclement Weather

NEW ORLEANS— Due to inclement weather, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission’s (NORDC) Movies in the Park screenings of “Million Dollar Arm,” originally scheduled for tonight at St. Roch Playground at 1800 St. Roch Ave., and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” originally scheduled for tomorrow at Annunciation Playground at 800 Race St.,  have been cancelled. New dates will be announced at a later time.

April 10, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

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.

April 10, 2015

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the City’s 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 located at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue.   

April 10, 2015

City Celebrates Reopening of Historic St. Roch Market

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Landrieu, City and State officials, FEMA and Bayou Secret, LLC celebrated the reopening of the historic St. Roch Market, which was damaged during Hurricane Katrina. In total, the new St. Roch Market will feature 13 individual vendors offering a variety of coastal and local foods and will support 96 new jobs.
 

April 09, 2015

Historic St. Roch Market to Reopen to Public

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Landrieu, City and State Officials, FEMA and Bayou Secret, LLC will celebrate the grand reopening of the historic St. Roch Market. Located at 2381 St. Claude Avenue, the 8,600-square-foot St. Roch Market will be home to 13 local food vendors offering fresh and prepared foods and fresh seafood, meats, produce and dairy in addition to a large variety of specialty foods.

April 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Joins National Bipartisan Campaign to Call on Congress to Pass Transportation Bill

NEW ORLEANS – As part of the national Stand Up For Transportation Day of Action that includes events across the country, Mayor Landrieu today called upon Congress to renew funding for the federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which is set to expire on May 31, 2015. Mayor Landrieu joins a bipartisan group of mayors and organizations from across the country in this day of action, all representing more than 150 cities and spanning 40 states.

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