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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 20, 2015

Mayor Statement on Incident at Louis Armstrong International Airport

The situation at Louis Armstrong International Airport is under control and the airport is secure. There is no threat to the public at this time, and the airport is returning to normal operations.

March 20, 2015

Prytania Street Between Milan Street and Marengo Street to be Closed to Traffic for Six Weeks

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the upcoming road closure on Prytania Street between Milan Street and Marengo Street to install a new water line and drain line as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore sub-surface utilities and roadway damages related to Hurricane Katrina.

March 20, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. 

March 20, 2015

City Launches Website to Educate Public on Smoke-Free Ordinance

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today launched a website to educate the public on the new smoke-free ordinance scheduled to take effect on April 22, 2015. In addition to smoking restrictions that already exist under state law, the new ordinance will restrict smoking and vaping (use of electronic smoking devices) in many locations throughout the city of New Orleans, including most bars, restaurants, casinos and workplaces. 

March 19, 2015

NORDC to Host Easter Egg Hunts in March

NEW ORLEANS—The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host family-friendly Easter egg hunts at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park on Saturday, March 21 and at Cut-Off Park on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both dates. 

March 10, 2015

S&P Upgrades City's Credit Rating to A-

NEW ORLEANS – Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services today upgraded its long-term and underlying rating to ‘A-‘ from ‘BBB+’ on the City of New Orleans’ general-obligation debt and issued a positive outlook for all ratings. 

March 10, 2015

City Launches New Online Tool to Track Road Construction Across New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans launched a new online tool to track the progress of roadwork projects and infrastructure improvements across the city. The new roadwork.nola.gov website shows ongoing coordination on road construction by the City’s Department of Public Work (DPW), Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA), and Regional Transit Authority (RTA). 

March 09, 2015

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – In anticipation of severe weather forecasted for the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. According to the National Weather Service, up to five inches of heavy rainfall will affect the area today through Thursday, March 12, 2015.

March 06, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Friday, March 6, 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.

March 06, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. 

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