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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 17, 2015

Saturday is Final Night for NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season Eight

NEW ORLEANS— On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will close the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. The team who wins the most tournaments of the season will win a $1,000 grand prize. 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. 

April 17, 2015

NORDC Movies in the Park Cancelled This Weekend Due to Inclement Weather

NEW ORLEANS— Due to inclement weather, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission’s (NORDC) Movies in the Park screening of “The Lego Movie,” originally scheduled for tonight at A.L. Davis Playground at 2600 LaSalle St., has been cancelled.  A new date will be announced at a later time.

April 17, 2015

New Orleans & Oakland Mayors Wager on Pelicans & Warriors Playoff Games

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, La., and Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Calif., entered into a friendly wager on the NBA playoff series between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors. The wager promises a package of hometown products to the city with the winning basketball team.

April 16, 2015

Noise Variance Notice for the Iberville Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS— The City of New Orleans Health Department has issued a notice of noise variance to New Orleans residents in the Iberville neighborhood for Friday, April 17, 2015. A construction company will conduct outdoor work, which includes pouring concrete that will exceed the ambient noise levels beginning at 5:00 a.m. at 300 Treme Street. Residents are advised to be patient and expect to hear loud noises outside of the normal hours outlined in the City’s noise ordinance

April 16, 2015

NORDC Hiring Over 100 Summer Lifeguards

NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is hiring over 100 lifeguards for the summer 2015 pool season.  NORDC lifeguards are required to be at least 16 years old. 

The base wage is $11.38 per hour for either a 20- or 30-hour work week. Lifeguards are on duty during pool hours, which include mornings, mid-day, evenings, weekends and holidays. 

April 16, 2015

New Orleans' 2015 County Health Ranking Improves For Third Consecutive Year

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) announced today that for third consecutive year New Orleans’ ranking has improved in the County Health Rankings—a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute that measures vital health factors that affect quality of life for nearly every county in the United States. New Orleans ranked 42nd out of 64 Louisiana parishes—up from 60th three years ago. 

April 15, 2015

Mayor Signs Ordinance Permitting Ridesharing Operations in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law an ordinance permitting ridesharing operations in Orleans Parish. Last week, the City Council adopted Ordinance Calendar No. 30,617, authored by Councilmembers Brossett and Guidry, that creates definitions and regulations for the operations of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and TNC for-hire vehicles, such as uberX and Lyft. 

April 14, 2015

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – Due to severe weather in 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 Sunday, April 19, 2015.

April 10, 2015

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the City’s Department of Sanitation will host another free paper shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue. During “Shred Day,” residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company. 

April 10, 2015

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notice for Residents

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Lower Garden District and the French Quarter for Monday, April 13 through Wednesday April 15, 2015.

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