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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 16, 2015

City Hall to Close Early Today

NEW ORLEANS -- The City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will close to the public at 3 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, to minimize traffic disruptions in light of the earlier start times for this evening's Mardi Gras parades. 

February 15, 2015

Changes to Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for Monday, Feb. 16

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans announced today that Mardi Gras parades scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, will begin earlier in anticipation of bad weather that evening. The Krewe of Proteus will begin at 4 p.m. instead of 5:15 p.m., and the Krewe of Orpheus will begin at 4:45 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

February 13, 2015

City Hall Closed Tuesday for Mardi Gras Holiday

NEW ORLEANS -- The City of New Orleans announced today that City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday. Emergency personnel will operate as normal and will not be affected by this closure. City Hall will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

February 12, 2015

Parking Instructions in Advance of Mardi Gras Celebrations

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a reminder that a large portion of the French Quarter will be closed to vehicular traffic and on-street parking during the upcoming Mardi Gras celebrations and anticipated large crowds.

February 12, 2015

City Issues Reminders for 2015 Mardi Gras Season

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the City of New Orleans issued reminders of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations for the 2015 Mardi Gras season.To keep the residents and visitors fully informed this Mardi Gras season, the City has launched a Mardi Gras Information and Updates website at www.nola.gov/mardigras

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 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Announce 2014-2015 Recipients of Wisner Donation Funds

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Landrieu will announce the 2014-2015 recipients of Wisner Donation Funds. The Edward Wisner Donation was created from the estate of Edward Wisner to the City of New Orleans as a 100-year charitable trust in 1914. The Wisner Donation supports local needs in the areas of beautification, education, recreation or human services, awarding 62 grants to local organizations serving the New Orleans community for the 2014-2015 cycle.

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.

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