September 28, 2017
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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.