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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 11, 2017

City of New Orleans Begins Removal of Three Remaining, Divisive Statues Celebrating the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy”

NEW ORLEANS – After nearly two years of planning and court battles, City officials began the process today of removing the three remaining monuments that prominently celebrate the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy.” The statues that are being removed were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the “Cult of the Lost Cause,” a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy. 

May 10, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Through Traffic on Bienville St. at the Intersection of Bourbon St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Bienville Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8 a.m. and lasting through sunset. 

May 10, 2017

City Breaks Ground on New NOPD Second District Police Station

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials broke ground on the new NOPD Second District Police Station (3401 Broadway St.) This $6.3 million, 17,000 square-foot facility will support hundreds of officers and provide critical support to the Uptown and Carrollton communities.

May 09, 2017

Traffic Advisory: S. Galvez Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Toledano Street

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, will detour westbound traffic on S. Galvez Street between Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard and Toledano Street beginning at 7 a.m. on Wedesday, May 10, 2017. The detour will last approximately six months and is necessary to accommodate the S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project in Central City.

May 09, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Break Ground on NOPD Second District Police Station

NEW ORLEANS - Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison will join City and State officials to break ground on the new NOPD Second District police station (3401 Broadway St.). The new $6.3 million, 17,000-square foot police station will support hundreds of officers and provide critical support to the Uptown and Carrollton communities.

May 09, 2017

City to Host Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave).

May 08, 2017

Traffic Advisory: 500 - 700 Blocks of Canal St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will reduce lake bound traffic on Canal St. between Dorsiere and Bourbon Streets from three to one travel lane beginning Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8 a.m. The travel lane reduction will last approximately two weeks to accommodate construction of the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project.

May 04, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement on House Vote to Repeal and Replace Affordable Care Act

NEW ORLEANS —Today Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the House vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

May 03, 2017

Condor Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service from New Orleans to Frankfurt, Germany

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Condor Airlines officially begins seasonal, non-stop flights from New Orleans to Frankfurt, Germany. This route is the second European service to launch from New Orleans in 2017, returning trans-Atlantic service to the Gulf South region for the first time in more than three decades. Twice-weekly flights for the 2017 season will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays from May 3, 2017, through October 4, 2017, from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

May 03, 2017

City, Evacuteer.org Seeking Volunteers to Participate in City-Assisted Evacuation Exercise

NEW ORLEANS — In preparation for hurricane season, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) and Evacuteer.org are seeking volunteers to role play as evacuees in an exercise of the City-Assisted Evacuation system on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Dr., Hall H).

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