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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 20, 2014

CIty Announces that Highly Successful "Soft Second" Mortage Homebuyer Assistance Initiative is Nearly Complete

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans’ $52.3 million “soft second” mortgage homebuyer assistance initiative has now issued over 700 commitments to first time homebuyers representing over $40 million in purchase assistance and closing cost assistance. In total, through the Direct Homebuyer Assistance Program 640 home purchases by first time homebuyers have been completed through the success of the City’s soft second mortgage program.

June 19, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Recognizes Outstanding City Employees

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recognized the recipients of the Mayor’s Outstanding Employee Award for the first quarter of 2014. These five high-performing individuals were acknowledged for their contribution to citywide and departmental goals and their commitment to City values.

June 18, 2014

Power Restored at Union Passenger Terminal

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Power has been restored at the Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) and the air conditioning is functioning in the main terminal building. All rail and bus service remains on schedule.

June 13, 2014

St. Roch Fest Rescheduled to Saturday, June 21, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Fit NOLA Parks and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that the St. Roch Community Fest originally scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, 2014 has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather. The event will now be held next Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For details about the event, visit www.nola.gov/nordc/fit-nola-parks/.

June 12, 2014

City of New Orleans to Hold Abandoned Vehicle Auction

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will hold the second abandoned vehicle auction of 2014. 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, June 16, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.

June 11, 2014

City of New Orleans, Walmart Announce Grand Opening of New Orleans East Walmart

NEW ORLEANS, LA – A new Walmart opened Wednesday, June 11, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, at 8 a.m. The new store at 6000 Bullard Ave. is conveniently located off of I-10 and is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. It provides New Orleans residents shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

June 07, 2014

Over 200 volunteers participate in seventh NOLA FOR LIFE Day

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, over 200 volunteers joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local community organizations, and residents for the seventh NOLA FOR LIFE Day. 

June 06, 2014

City Closes Treme Center Pool and Gym for Repairs

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Tremé Recreation Center pool and gymnasium will be closed for repairs during the summer recreation season beginning Thursday, June 5, 2014. The Tremé Center, located at 900 North Villere Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, will remain open to the public for all other facility uses including the multipurpose rooms, dance studio, second floor mezzanine, second floor fitness center, arts and crafts room, music room, and playground areas.

June 04, 2014

Fit NOLA Parks and NORDC to Present Community Family Fest at Norwood Thompson, St. Roch and Taylor Parks

NEW ORLEANS, LA –– Fit NOLA Parks and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host free community family fests at Taylor, St. Roch and Norwood Thompson Parks in June.

June 04, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Announces Fresh Food Retailer Initiative Loan Award to Jack and Jakes in Central City Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS, LA-- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with The Food Trust and Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE), announced a funding award to Jack and Jake’s, Inc. as part of the New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative (FFRI).

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