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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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September 23, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Passing of Ron Gardner

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu today issued the following statement on the passing of Ron Gardner, a New Orleans native and vice-chancellor at LSU Health Sciences Center:

September 23, 2015

City of New Orleans Begins Glass Recycling in the French Quarter and Downtown Development District Tomorrow

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, the City of New Orleans will begin glass recycling in the French Quarter and the Downtown Development District (DDD). Empire Services, the City’s collection contractor in these areas, will begin collecting glass on Thursday of each week from properties eligible to receive sanitation services from the City. Eligible residents and small businesses can utilize blue or black bins with the imprinted recycling logo.

September 22, 2015

City Receives More Than $2 Million to Hire Office, Add Body-Worn Cameras

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans this week received more than $2 million through two federal grants to hire more police officers and to purchase more body-worn cameras, both of which will help to enhance public safety, reduce crime and build trust between the police and the residents they serve.

September 21, 2015

Healthy Start New Orleans to Host Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion on Child Health Outcomes

NEW ORLEANS— Tomorrow, Healthy Start New Orleans, a program of the New Orleans Health Department, will partner with WYES-TV and Delgado Community College to host a screening of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation and a panel discussion to address the value of investing in child health and well-being in the city of New Orleans.

September 21, 2015

New Orleans Health Department Launches Sound Check

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans Health Department will launch a public health education initiative called Sound Check, which aims to reduce the level of harmful sounds that can adversely affect public health. Sound Check will engage residents, businesses, workers, performers and visitors to protect the overall health of the entire community. 

September 18, 2015

City Updates 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, which provides a detailed overview of the risks that the City faces from hurricanes and other storms events, chemical spills, etc., as well as outlines the strategies to reduce the effects of those hazards on people and property.

September 18, 2015

NORDC Continues Movies in the Park this Week

NEW ORLEANS —The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will continue the Fall 2015 season of Movies in the Park on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, with “The Hunger Games” at Lemann Playground, 628 N. Claiborne Ave.

September 18, 2015

Amicus Brief Filed by State Civic Groups Says Contempt Judgment Defies Separation of Powers Doctrine

NEW ORLEANS – Three major civic groups in Louisiana last week filed an amicus curiae brief with the Louisiana Supreme Court arguing that the Civil District Court’s contempt citation requiring the house arrest of Mayor Mitch Landrieu was a “clear violation of the separation of powers” and would have significant impact on laws across Louisiana. 

September 16, 2015

Filming Notice for Residents in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to residents in the Algiers neighborhood for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. A production company will film exterior scenes on the 1200 block of Opelousas Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Thayer Street. As a result, the eastbound side of the specified street will close from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

September 16, 2015

City's NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Reaches Milestone

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans’ Midnight Basketball season nine ended on September 12, 2015, with a total of more than 650 participants and 340 spectators. Midnight Basketball 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.  

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