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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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November 10, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passing of Allen Toussaint

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement upon the passing of Allen Toussaint. Toussaint was a famed New Orleans musician and songwriter who shared New Orleans-style rhythm and blues around the world. 

November 09, 2015

New Orleans Traffic Court to Reopen to Public Tomorrow

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Traffic Court, located at 727 South Broad Street, will reopen to the public tomorrow, Nov. 10, 2015. Traffic Court closed to the public Monday afternoon because of an electrical power outage that has been resolved.

 

November 09, 2015

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, the 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 Ave. 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.

November 09, 2015

City Breaks Ground on New Rosenwald Pool and Pool House in the B.W. Cooper Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS –  Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City officials and FEMA broke ground on the new $1.8 million Rosenwald Pool and Pool House at 1120 South Broad Street in the B.W. Cooper neighborhood. The former pool and pool house was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The new Rosenwald Pool and Pool House will be open in time for next summer’s New Orleans Recreation Development Commission swim season. Last month, the City celebrated the opening of the new $8.5 million Rosenwald Center.

November 09, 2015

New Orleans Traffic Court Closed Today Due to Power Outage

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Traffic Court, located at 727 South Broad Street, has closed to public today, Nov. 9, 2015, because of an electrical power outage. Entergy is aware of the outage and working to restore power as soon as possible.

November 06, 2015

Season Ten of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS —On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNola will continue the tenth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative.

November 06, 2015

City Celebrates Opening of Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City Councilmembers, City Officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the opening of the $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path. Stretching 2.6 miles, the Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path is a multi-use trail and linear park connecting six historic neighborhoods from the French Quarter to Bayou St. John and Mid-City. 

November 05, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Celebrates First Year of Welcome Table New Orleans Mother's Circle

NEW ORLEANS  — Today, Mayor Landrieu, along with Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle participants and the William Winter Institute, hosted a special event celebrating the first year of the Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle. The Welcome Table New Orleans is a citywide initiative that focuses on race, reconciliation and community building. 

November 04, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Join Partners and Community to Celebrate First Year of Welcome Table New Orleans Mother's Circle

NEW ORLEANS  — Tomorrow, Mayor Landrieu will host a special event celebrating the first year of the Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle, along with Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle participants and the William Winter Institute. The Welcome Table New Orleans is a citywide initiative that focuses on race, reconciliation and community building. 

November 04, 2015

City Wins Appeal of FEMA Flood Maps for Algiers Point Area

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City announced that FEMA ruled in favor of the City’s appeal of the 2014 Revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which incorrectly placed Algiers Point area within a flood hazard area and that significant improvements completed by the City and Sewerage and Water Board since the revised maps were developed were not taken into account. The revision to the flood map will help make flood insurance more affordable for area residents.

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