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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 23, 2016

Statement from Mayor Landrieu on President Obama's Visit to Flood Impacted Areas of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s visit to flood impacted areas of Louisiana.

August 23, 2016

City to Break Ground on $1.85 Million Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Streetscape Project

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City Councilmembers, City and State officials and community members to celebrate the ground breaking of the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Streetscape Project in Central City. In total, $1.85 million is being allocated to improve Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard from Calliope Street to St. Andrew Street to make it more pedestrian and bike-friendly. Construction is scheduled to be completed in spring 2017.

August 19, 2016

City Urges Residents to Protect Themselves, Homes from Mosquitoes

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans is reminding residents of the precautions they should take to protect themselves and their homes from mosquitoes, which are known to transmit diseases like Zika virus, West Nile and chikungunya. Because of the recent heavy rainfall and high temperatures in New Orleans, the city is at a greater risk of seeing an elevated number of mosquitoes in the area. 

August 19, 2016

City to Host Third Annual Ceasefire Peace Festival in Central City as Part of NOLA FOR LIFE

NEW ORLEANS — TOMORROW, City of New Orleans officials alongside NOLA FOR LIFE and CeaseFire partners, faith- and community-based organizations, non-profits, residents, local businesses and schools will host the third annual CeaseFire Peace Festival in Central City. Hosted by DJ Wild Wayne, the festival is a celebration of the communities and organizations that are working collaboratively to create peace and safety in our city. 

August 19, 2016

FEMA to hold Flood Insurance Workshop at New Orleans City Hall on Friday, August 26

NEW ORLEANS -- Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a Flood Insurance Workshop on Friday, August 26, 2016, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the New Orleans City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., to provide the public information on the new updates to flood insurance rates and resources. This workshop is being held in partnership with District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell and District D Councilmember Jared C. Brossett. 

August 19, 2016

Season Twelve of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Saturday, August 20, 2016, the City of New Orleans along with the New Orleans Pelicans, RPM Pizza, MetroPCS and PlayNOLA will continue the twelfth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

August 19, 2016

Youth Study Center, JOB1 to Host Job Fair Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Youth Study Center and JOB1 announced a job fair to recruit 24 direct care staff positions at the Youth Study Center. The job fair will take place on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center, 3400 Tulane Ave., on the second floor.

August 19, 2016

Fit NOLA Announces August Healthy Hero

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans Health Department’s Fit NOLA initiative, Whole Foods Market New Orleans and Rock and Roll NOLA announced Chelsea Hylton as the August 2016 Healthy Hero awardee. A “Healthy Hero” is a New Orleanian dedicated to improving the physical and nutritional wellness of their community.

August 19, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans Hospitality Leaders to Make Special Announcement

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join hospitality leaders to make a special announcement.

August 18, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Greater New Orleans Foundation Donate $40,000 Raised by the NOLA PAY IT FORWARD Fund

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), will donate $40,000 in grants through the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund to four community organizations that are helping those affected by the recent major flooding in Louisiana. On Monday, Mayor Landrieu reactivated the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund for New Orleanians to contribute to early recovery efforts following major flooding. 

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