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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 10, 2015

City Celebrates Opening of New NOFD Engine 31 Fire Station in Venetian Isles

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City officials and FEMA celebrated the opening of the new NOFD Engine 31 Fire Station at 4300 Alba Road in Venetian Isles. The $3.7 million facility is over 7,800 square feet and provides enhanced fire protection to the Venetian Isles and Lake Catherine communities. The new facility replaces the previous 5,900-square-foot fire station that was built in 1975 and flooded during Hurricane Katrina.

February 09, 2015

New NOFD Engine 31 Fire Station Opens in Venetian Isles

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City officials and FEMA to celebrate the opening of the new $3.7 million NOFD Engine 31 Fire Station at 4300 Alba Road in Venetian Isles. The new 7,500-square-foot fire station is a state-of-the-art hurricane resilient facility and replaces the old fire station destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.   

February 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Announces Recipients of Wisner Donation Funds

NEW ORLEANS, LA —Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that 62 organizations across the city received 2014-2015 competitive grants from the Edward Wisner Donation.

February 05, 2015

Copa Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between New Orleans and Panama

Panama City, Panama, Feb. 05, 2015Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA} and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, today announced it will begin nonstop service four times a week between New Orleans, La., and Panama, Republic of Panama, on June 24, 2015.  New Orleans will be Copa Airlines’ 11th U.S. destination and its 71st overall.

February 03, 2015

City Announces Preparation in Advance of 2015 Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the City of New Orleans provided updates on preparations as well as reminders of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations in advance of the 2015 Mardi Gras season. Parades are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

February 02, 2015

All Artist 'A' Jackson Square Permits Have Been Renewed

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today announced that no new Artist A permits will be issued in 2015 to sell art on Jackson Square. City code sets the maximum number of Artist A permits at 200 that are renewable each January. Since all 200 Artist A permits have been renewed, there are no remaining Artist A permits available to new applicants. The deadline to renew an Artist A permit was today, Feb. 2.

February 02, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents. 

February 02, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Discuss Preparations in Advance of 2015 Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials will discuss preparations in advance of the 2015 Mardi Gras season as well as advise the public of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations. Parades are scheduled to begin this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

January 30, 2015

City of New Orleans to Hold Abandoned Vehicle Auction

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will hold its first abandoned vehicle auction of 2015. The auction, located at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Vehicle preview day and buyer registration is Monday, February 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.

January 29, 2015

Krewe du Vieux, Krewe Delusion Parking Restrictions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2015 Krewe du Vieux and Krewe Delusion parades scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The City also encouraged the public to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

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