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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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July 10, 2015

NORDC to Host Baseball and Softball Championship Games

NEW ORLEANS—The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will hold baseball and softball championship games for the spring 2015 season. The season started on May 4 with 50 baseball teams and 15 softball teamsserving over 800 youth and teens  from NORDC playgrounds across the city. 

July 10, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and Councilmember Brossett to Hold District D Community Meeting

NEW ORLEANS– On Mon., July 13, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilmember Jared Brossett will host a community meeting in City Council District D to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2016 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnell and other department and agency leaders.

July 10, 2015

New Orleans Again Ranks as Top Metropolitan Area for Exports

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Department of Commerce said this week that goods and exports from the New Orleans-Metairie, La., metropolitan area reached a record $34.9 billion last year, ranking eighth in the nation. New Orleans goods exports increased by $4.9 billion, or 16.2 percent, from 2013 to 2014, helping New Orleans to remain a top metropolitan area for exports in 2014. 

July 10, 2015

Construction Begins on State-of-the-Art Cobalt Medical Center in Mid-City

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) CEO Quentin L. Messer, Jr. and executives from Cobalt Medical Development celebrated the start of construction at the site of the company’s new rehabilitation hospital in Mid-City.The $24 million project, located on a formerly vacant lot, will result in a state-of-the-art medical facility to treat traumatic brain injuries, concussions, Parkinson’s Disease and other conditions. 

July 10, 2015

Construction to begin on New Rehabilitation Facility in Mid-City

NEW ORLEANS– Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Business Alliance will join Cobalt Medical Development to start construction on a new rehabilitation facility, a major step toward growing and strengthening New Orleans’ biomedical corridor. Based in Dallas, Texas, Cobalt specializes in caring for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and concussions. The $24 million capital expenditure will create approximately 160 construction jobs and another 178 permanent jobs in three years. 

July 09, 2015

City Accepts $45 Million Settlement Offer on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has accepted a $45 million settlement offer for the alleged economic damages that resulted from the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated the region’s coastal wetlands. 

July 09, 2015

Landrieu Outlines Process to Relocate Prominent Confederate Monuments

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu formally requested that the City Council begin the process to consider relocating four prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans and to rename Jefferson Davis Parkway. 

July 08, 2015

Registration Now Open for Katrina 10 'Day of Service'

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Aug. 29, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans, with the support of Walmart, will host one of the most comprehensive and unique service initiatives in the country.

July 07, 2015

NORDC to Host 'First Responders Day' with Youth Summer Camps

NEW ORLEANS – On Wed., July 8, 2015, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will bring together New Orleans first responders and more than 3,900 youth to participate in NORDC youth summer camps for First Responders Day at Storyland in City Park. The event is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will be an opportunity for youth to learn about emergency preparedness, healthy lifestyles, fire safety and NOPD community policing and engagement. 

July 07, 2015

City Officials Urge Public to Visit Local Parks to Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month

NEW ORLEANS—Today, New Orleans officials encouraged residents to visit local parks and recreation centers as part of a nationwide celebration on the 30th anniversary of Park and Recreation Month—an annual event created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated every July since 1985. Mayor Landrieu and City officials said the City has drastically expanded the number of parks and recreational opportunities since 2010.

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