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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 14, 2016

City's First Responders Support Flooding Recovery Efforts Across Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP), the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD), the New Orleans Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) are continuing to support the flooding recovery efforts across the state. 

August 12, 2016

Season Twelve of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Saturday, August 13, 2016, the City of New Orleans along with the New Orleans Pelicans, RPM Pizza, MetroPCS and PlayNOLA will continue 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 12, 2016

NORDC to Host Informational Meeting for Teen Programs Available this Fall

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host an informational meeting for teens on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Stallings St. Claude Rec Center at 4300 St. Claude Ave. NORDC provides a variety of quality, safe and engaging teen activities throughout the year.

August 12, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of Events Scheduled for Aug. 13, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The public should be prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly. Public safety is our top priority, and we encourage the public to be patient throughout the events. 

August 11, 2016

12 Things You Missed in New Orleans in the Last Month

City Successfully Secures $1.2B FEMA Settlement; Mayor Landrieu Selected as Engineer of Biggest Turnaround by 71 Mayors in Nation; Mayor Allocates Additional $500K for Zika Virus Prevention; Mayor, City Council Listen to Residents' Concerns during Community Meetings; City Receives $800K to Provide Housing and Mental Health Services to Homeless Population; More New Orleanians Receive Foundational Skills Needed to Create Pathways to Prosperity, and more… 

August 10, 2016

U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Report Highlighting Strengthening in Police-Community Relations in Cities Across Nation

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new report highlighting local efforts 49 cities are making to strengthen community-police relations. 

August 10, 2016

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS, LA – According to the National Weather Service (NWS), severe weather, including heavy rains and flooding, is expected to develop in New Orleans this evening and last through Saturday morning. Public safety is our top priority; the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert.

August 09, 2016

City Announces that Residents Can Now Link NORDC Rec Center Cards With Library Cards

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and the New Orleans Public Library (Library) announced that the community now has the opportunity to use the services of both NORDC and the Library by linking their accounts and using only one card – either their Library Card or NORDC Rec Card.

August 08, 2016

NORDC Encourages Residents to Register for Fall Programming at Upcoming Back to School Fall Expos

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host two Back to School Fall Expos in August. During the expos, families can learn more about NORDC Fall programming, activities and upcoming events such as  Athletics, Youth and Teen Programs, Fitness, Aquatics, Dance, Arts, NORDC Halloween Spooktacular and Fall Movies in the Park. The NORDC Fall Expos are free and open to the public.

August 06, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passing of Pete Fountain

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement about the passing of clarinetist and jazz legend Pete Fountain, who died Saturday in New Orleans at the age of 86.

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