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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 28, 2017

British Airways Brings Non-Stop Service between New Orleans and London

NEW ORLEANS – Today, British Airways officially began non-stop, year round flights between New Orleans and London. This flight is another example of the growth at the Louis Armstrong International Airport and is a game-changing development for our economy and culture. 

March 27, 2017

City to Increase Security Measures at Municipal Auditorium

NEW ORLEANS—Tomorrow, March 28, the City of New Orleans will begin work to increase security measures at the Municipal Auditorium (1201 St. Peter St.). In an effort to secure all access points to the building, the City will reinforce all doors, windows and HVAC units with steel panels. The work will last through the end of April. Once complete, a 24-hour security detail will be stationed at the Municipal Auditorium to prevent illegal trespassing on the property.

March 24, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA, will continue Season 14 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

March 22, 2017

City Announces Bike Share Community Workshops

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans, in conjunction with Social Bicycles Inc. (SoBi), announced it will hold six community workshops to collect resident feedback on where to best place the initial 70 bike stations before the fall 2017 launch of the City’s bike share program. Each workshop will focus on specific neighborhoods within the initial service area (map below). The City invites residents to attend a workshop near where they live or work to provide input. 

March 22, 2017

Christmas Trees Dropped in Bayou Sauvage to Aid Wetland Restoration

NEW ORLEANS–Today, 4,700 Christmas trees collected in Orleans Parish after the holidays were airlifted into the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge as part of a program to create new marsh habitat.

 

March 22, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement on Terrorist Attack in London

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in London: 

 

March 21, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Nashville Avenue (South Johnson Street)

NEW ORLEANS — On Wednesday, Mar. 22 beginning at 10 a.m., the City of New Orleans construction contractor, Roubion Roads and Streets, LLC, will implement a lane shift at South Johnson Street and Nashville Avenue. Two-way traffic will remain in place during this time and a normal traffic pattern will resume at 3 p.m.  Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site. 

March 21, 2017

City Contractors Metro Services, Richard’s Disposal Providing New Trash Carts to Residents

NEW ORLEANS—Today, The City of New Orleans announced two of the City’s Sanitation contractors, Richard’s Disposal and Metro Services, are in the process of replacing all 95-gallon trash carts for eligible residents and small businesses. This effort is the result of the new solid waste contracts, which resulted in approximately $4 million in savings to the citizens of New Orleans. The contractors are placing new carts at eligible properties and removing the old carts by April 30, 2017.

March 21, 2017

Mayor Hosts Second Civic Innovation Summit as Part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted the second Civic Innovation Summit as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). This year’s summit focused on building opportunities for government, philanthropic organizations and the entrepreneur community to partner and ensure a safe and vibrant future for New Orleans. 
 

 

March 21, 2017

City of New Orleans and New American Economy Release Report Showing Economic Power of Immigrants in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans joined think tank New American Economy (NAE) to release a report documenting the economic impact of immigrants in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Accounting for seven percent of the overall population, the foreign-born of New Orleans make an outsized contribution to the local economy through their high rates of entrepreneurship, large tax contributions, and spending power.

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