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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 26, 2016

Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony to Take Place at Hurricane Katrina Memorial Site

NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, August 29, 2016, Mayor Landrieu, city officials and residents of the City of New Orleans will take part in an early prayer service at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial in memory of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Mayor will lay wreaths at the site, where nearly 100 unclaimed or unidentified victims of Hurricane Katrina are buried, on the 11th anniversary of the storm. 

August 26, 2016

Final Night for Season Twelve of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Saturday, August 27, 2016, the City of New Orleans along with the New Orleans Pelicans, RPM Pizza, MetroPCS and PlayNOLA will conclude 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 26, 2016

Noise Variance Notice for Central Business District

NEW ORLEANS— The City of New Orleans Health Department has issued a notice of noise variance to New Orleans residents and businesses in the Central Business District for Monday, August 29, 2016.

August 25, 2016

City Urges Residents and Businesses to Get Prepared in Case of Tropical Weather

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City urged all New Orleans residents and businesses to get prepared and stay informed as hurricane season continues. At this time, the City is monitoring Invest 99-L, a tropical disturbance that could potentially impact southeast U.S. and Gulf coasts, including New Orleans, next week. The City is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents, and the public is encouraged to help spread the word and make the entire community better prepared. 

August 24, 2016

City Breaks Ground On $1.85 Million Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Streetscape Project

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

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. 

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