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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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January 29, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, DA Cannizzaro & Criminal Justice Leaders to Comment on 110-ers Gang Verdict

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and criminal justice leaders will host a news conference to comment on the guilty verdict rendered by a jury today to key members of the 110ers gang. The defendants were found guilty for, among others, the senseless murders of 5-year-old Briana Allen and Shawanna Pierce, a mother of three.

January 29, 2015

Property Tax Payment Deadline is Saturday

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today issued a reminder that Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, is the payment deadline for 2015 property taxes. Residents are strongly encouraged to pay their property taxes online or by mail on or before Saturday, Jan. 31 to avoid long lines. City Hall will extend its office hours on Friday, Jan. 30, accepting payments from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

January 28, 2015

Important Deadlines for Jackson Square Artist Permits Approaching

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans is reminding all current permit holders to renew their permits for the selling of art on Jackson Square in the French Quarter before the approaching statutory deadline on Monday. The City has previously announced that following the permit renewal process, it will manage a new, more efficient lottery system to select new Artist A permit holders for 2015.

January 27, 2015

NORDC Teen Council to Host Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., NORDC and Chevron will host a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Behrman Recreation Center at 2539 General Meyer Ave. Led by the NORDC Teen Council, the free event will feature music by DJ Chicken, a photo booth, giveaways, food and a special musical guest.  All teens are invited to celebrate a happy and safe Mardi Gras with members of the NORDC Teen Council. 

January 23, 2015

Health Department Leads Marketplace Enrollment Efforts

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) is leading efforts to enroll citizens in low cost health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace).  Along with other local healthcare partners, the City is working to share information with the community and facilitate enrollment during the open enrollment period which ends Feb. 15, 2015.

January 23, 2015

Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon slated for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The event is expected to draw more than 16,000 runners to the city. A detailed description and map of the race’s route is included below. Race participants that are driving to the race are encouraged to park in downtown long-term lots and carpool whenever possible. 

January 12, 2015

City Announces Schedules for Events for 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission announced the schedule of events for the City’s 29th annual MLK holiday celebration. This year's official week-long events begin on Tuesday, January 13 and will include a wreath laying ceremony, a jazz concert, a service project, and a memorial service. This year's theme, “Where Do We Go From Here?" is based on Dr. King's book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

January 11, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and NOPD Chief Harrison to Announce New NOPD Recruit Class

NEW ORLEANS, LA—TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison will announce the start of NOPD Recruit Class #172. The recruits will undergo 26 weeks of training, including 886.5 hours of POST certified training. Class #171, the current recruit class in training, is scheduled to graduate 29 recruits in March.

January 07, 2015

New Orleans First Major city in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness, One Year Earlier Than Federal Goal

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans is the first major city in the nation to end homelessness among Veterans as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. 

January 07, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS, LA— The National Weather Service expects the temperature or wind chill factor in New Orleans to fall to 35 degrees or below overnight on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, and again on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. All residents should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from the potentially dangerous effects of this weather. The City advises residents to protect their homes and businesses by dripping their faucets and wrapping their exposed pipes in rags, towels or newspaper. 

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