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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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July 24, 2015

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Eastbank of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Eastbank of New Orleans. Residents in the affected area are advised not to drink, make ice, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice.
 

July 24, 2015

NORDC to Host a Family Fun Walk at Pontchartrain Park

NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host an “old school,” ’80s style Family Fun Walk featuring a 2.2 mile walk around Pontchartrain Park on Sat., July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon to celebrate Park and Recreation Month.  The course will include breaks with fun activities including hula hopping, jump rope, sack race, basketball, tennis, golf and baseball.  The event will also include raffle prizes.

July 24, 2015

Traffic Advisory for 2015 Regional Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses

NEW ORLEANS –Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the area around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Starting on Fri., July 24, 2015 at 7:00 a.m., residents should expect heavy traffic around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in both the river-bound and lake-bound lanes of Poydras Street from Loyola Ave. to Claiborne Ave. as residents and visitors participate in worship services for the 2015 Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

July 22, 2015

Noise Variance Notice for the Lower Garden District Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans Health Department has issued a notice of noise variance to New Orleans residents in the Lower Garden District neighborhood for Fri., July 24, 2015 through Sat., July 25, 2015. A construction company will conduct outdoor work, which includes pouring concrete that will exceed the ambient noise levels beginning at 2:00 a.m. Fri., July 24, 2015, and ending at noon on Sat., July 25, 2015, for the Kingsley House Taylor Campus project at 1572 Constance Street. 

July 22, 2015

Film Notices for Residents in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS  – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to residents in New Orleans East. Beginning on Thurs., July 23, 2015 until Fri., July 31, 2015, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., a production company will film scenes in the parking lot of the former Six Flags Theme Park. The sequence being filmed involves special effects containing simulated explosions.

July 19, 2015

Excessive Heat Advisory for Sunday, July 19-Monday, July 20

NEW ORLEANS—The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area for Sun., July 19 and Mon., July 20, 2015. The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken. 

July 17, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Discuss New Orleans Resilience at Historic Conference with Pope Francis

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at the request of His Holiness Pope Francis, will join a select group of mayors, local governors and representatives of the United Nations for a historic two-day summit at the Vatican.  The international leaders will come together to discuss solutions to global issues such as climate change, human trafficking and sustainable development. 

July 16, 2015

City to Host Second Annual Ceasefire Peace Festival in Central City as Part of NOLA FOR LIFE Initiative

NEW ORLEANS—On Sat., July 18, City of New Orleans officials alongside NOLA FOR LIFE and CeaseFire partners, faith-and community-based organizations, non-profits, residents, local businesses and schools will host the second annual CeaseFire Peace Festival in Central City. Hosted by DJ Wild Wayne, the festival is a celebration of the communities and organizations who are working collaboratively to create peace and safety in our communities. 

July 15, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Announces Ninth Season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

NEW ORLEANS—Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNOLA, today announced the ninth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that  focuses on providing safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support. The free eight week season will kick off at Andrew P. Sanchez Multi-Service Center on Sat., July 18 with registration beginning at 7 p.m. and the tournament tip off at 8 p.m.

July 15, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Passing of Tony Angello

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement upon the passing of New Orleans restaurateur Tony Angello, who died this week at the age of 88. 

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