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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 02, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Breaks Ground on Keller Community Center

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Landrieu joined and City and State officials to break ground on the new Keller Community Center (1814 Magnolia St.). The Center will be a multi-purpose building that includes one meeting room, one staff office, one breakroom, and men’s and women’s restrooms. It will house a youth technology center, morning exercise classes for seniors, and afterschool STEM and arts programming. The new 2,000 square feet facility will cost $450,000 to construct.

May 01, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Break Ground on Keller Community Center

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Landrieu will join City and State officials to break ground on the new Keller Community Center. The original building was constructed as a fire station in 1890, and the facility was converted into a place for New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) programs in the mid-1990’s. The center was substantially damaged during the Hurricane Katrina and the existing building was demolished in 2015 to prepare the site for the new 2,000 square foot facility.

April 28, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Through traffic closed on Iberville St. at Bourbon St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Iberville Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8 a.m. and lasting through sunset.  

April 28, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Wraps This Week

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA will wrap Season 14 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

 

April 27, 2017

City Releases RFP for Operator to Expand Homeless Services at the Old VA Hospital

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans released a national Request for Proposals (RFP) to find an operator to provide expanded homeless services at the former Veterans Affairs hospital. A nonprofit partner will be selected through a competitive process based on the organization’s experience and proven track record serving the homeless population. The RFP can be found here.

April 27, 2017

City Celebrates Completion of Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the completion of the $2.2 million Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project. The construction stretched from North Broad Street to Gentilly Boulevard.

April 26, 2017

City to Celebrate Completion of Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the completion of the $2.2 million Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project. The construction stretched from North Broad Street to Gentilly Boulevard.

April 26, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Releases Statement on the City’s Full Compliance with Federal Law: 8 U.S.C. § 1373

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to the Department of Justice regarding the City of New Orleans' full compliance with 8 USC §1373.  This response comes one day after the Mayor, together with  the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about getting clarity around what defines a "sanctuary city."  

April 26, 2017

City Issues Reminders in Advance of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 28, the City is reminding the public about the procedures and requirements for selling goods and public parking in the festival’s vicinity. This year’s festival dates are Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 and Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7.

April 25, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Fleur De Lis Drive (30th Street – Old Hammond Highway)

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, re-routed northbound traffic on Fleur De Lis Drive in the West End neighborhood to the traditionally southbound travel lane. The northbound lane, which was closed last month between 30th and 32nd Streets, is now closed to through traffic between 30th and Portland Streets as crews excavate and replace the existing sewer force main.  

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