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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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September 22, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu, NORD to Join National Recreation and Park Association for Lemann Playground Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration

NEW ORLEANS — On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, the City of New Orleans, New Orleans Recreation and Development (NORD) Commission and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will unveil improvements at Lemann Playground and hold a community celebration to kick of the 2017 National Recreation and Park Association Conference. The Lemann Playground improvements are part of NRPA’s Parks Build Community initiative.

September 21, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Vehicular Traffic Returns to 100 Block of Bourbon St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works’ construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC has re-opened the 100 block of Bourbon Street to vehicular traffic. The block was closed to allow construction crews to replace and repair underground utilities, repave the roadway and install new sidewalks and streetlights as part of the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project.

September 21, 2017

City Announces New Programming to Support Growth of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the City is expanding the BuildNOLA program to continue to support the city’s small and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs). The expansion includes new initiatives to further training opportunities for small businesses and DBEs on green economy initiatives. These programs include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate Certification and Arborist exam preparation classes. 

September 20, 2017

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for the East Bank of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has issued aprecautionary boil water advisory for the East Bank of New Orleans, including New Orleans East and the Lower Ninth Ward. Residents in the affected area are advised per State Department of Health and Hospitals not to use tap water to drink, make ice or brush teeth until further notice. Residents in the affected area that are immune-compromised are advised not to wash hands, or shower or bath. 

September 19, 2017

First Responders Support Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts in Florida

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) and the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD), as part of the NOFD Incident Management Team, are continuing to support the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida.

September 19, 2017

City Announces Disparity Study Public Meeting

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Network for Economic Opportunity announced the dates for public meetings on the City’s Disparity Study, which is analyzing the playing field for minority- and women-owned firms when competing for City contracts. Hosted in partnership Keen Independent Research, the public meetings will serve as opportunity for residents to provide input for the study.

September 18, 2017

Mayor Landrieu, National Basketball Players Association Award First-Ever Midnight Basketball Scholarships to Participants

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, Mayor Landrieu and the National Basketball Players Association Foundation (NBPA Foundation) presented the first round of Midnight Basketball scholarships to three Season 15 participants at the final game of the season. The scholarships will assist recipients with improving job readiness and educational advancement.

September 15, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Through Traffic to Close at Intersections of Conti and Bienville Streets at Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS — On Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., the City of New Orleans’ construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will temporarily close through traffic on Bienville Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street. The closure will allow construction crews to place fresh concrete roadway pavement on the 300 block of Bourbon Street.  

September 15, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Launches Healthy Corner Store Collaborative’s Good 2 Go Initiative

NEW ORLEANS —Today, Mayor Landrieu, in partnership with Propeller, Top Box Foods, and Liberty’s Kitchen, launched the Healthy Corner Store Collaborative’s “Good 2 Go” initiative, which leverages existing infrastructure in local corner stores to make fresh, healthy foods more accessible to families in food deserts as well as increase profits for store owners.

September 15, 2017

Mayor Landrieu, Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces $100,000 Gift and Promotional Campaign for NOLA Pay It Forward Fund

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) announced an additional $100,000 was raised for the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund  . The Greater New Orleans Foundation board raised $50,000, which was matched by $50,000 by the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation.

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