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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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September 28, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu to Celebrate Reconstruction and Opening of Wisner Bridge

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, the City of New Orleans will celebrate the  opening of the newly-constructed Wisner Bridge.

September 27, 2017

New Orleans Recreation and Development Commission Receives National Accreditation

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the New Orleans Recreation and Development (NORD) Commission earned national accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Less than one percent of recreation agencies in the United States receive this honor.

September 26, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: NORD to be Recognized for Achieving National Accreditation

NEW ORLEANS — On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will host the annual “Best of the Best” Ceremony during its annual conference, taking place in New Orleans Sept. 26-28, 2017. The ceremony recognizes excellence in parks and recreation programming and presents awards to newly-accredited parks and recreation agencies, including the New Orleans Recreation and Development (NORD) Commission.

September 25, 2017

City Partners With Neighborhood and Community Leaders to Clean Catch Basins

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement announced neighborhood catch basin cleaning days in an effort to raise awareness and educate residents on proper catch basin cleaning. Partnering with various neighborhood associations across New Orleans, volunteers will work together to clear vegetation and debris from around catch basins in their respective neighborhoods.

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.

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