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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 11, 2016

Mayor Calls 2016 Mardi Gras Season a Huge Success

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu called the 2016 Mardi Gras season a "huge success" and thanked the NOPD, public employees, Carnival krewes and the people of New Orleans for helping make it all possible.

February 11, 2016

City Health Department Adds Pharmacy to Standing Order for Drug to Reverse Effects of Heroin Overdose

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) announced another pharmacy location where people in New Orleans can purchase the drug Naloxone, which reverses the effects of a heroin or opiate overdose, over-the-counter through the standing order without a separate prescription. Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, is now available at the Crescent City Pharmacy at 2240 Simon Bolivar Ave. in addition to the UMC Outpatient Pharmacy at 2000 Canal St.


February 10, 2016

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Filmore Area

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at 9 a.m., the City of New Orleans’ construction contractor, Barriere Construction, will re-route two-way traffic on St. Bernard Avenue between Filmore Avenue and Robert E. Lee Boulevard in the Filmore neighborhood. The traffic shift is necessary for construction crews to complete excavation work on St. Bernard Avenue. Public safety is the top priority, and residents should use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near the site.

February 05, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for the French Quarter in Advance of Mardi Gras Celebrations

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a reminder that a large portion of the French Quarter will be closed to vehicular traffic and on-street parking during the upcoming Mardi Gras celebrations and anticipated large crowds.

February 05, 2016

City Announces City Hall Mardi Gras Closure

NEW ORLEANS –  The City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed to the public Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday. 

February 04, 2016

Mayor Landrieu to Attend Mardi Gras Cleanup Crew Check-In

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will attend the check-in for the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation crews responsible for cleaning the streets, neutral grounds and sidewalks after tonight’s parades. 

February 03, 2016

City Issues Updates and Reminders in Advance of 2016 Mardi Gras Parades

NEW ORLEANS —Today, the City of New Orleans issued updates and reminders of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations in advance of the 2016 Mardi Gras parades scheduled to from Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

February 02, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Governor Edwards to Discuss Continued Partnership on Public Safety

NEW ORLEANS – Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to discuss the City of New Orleans’ continued partnership with the State of Louisiana on public safety.


February 01, 2016

Vieux Carre Commission Director Lary Hesdorffer Retires After 35 Years of Service to City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Vieux Carré Commission (VCC) Director Lary Hesdorffer retired  after 35 years of service to the City of New Orleans.

January 29, 2016

New Orleans Health Department Issues Public Health Advisory for Heroin, Opiate-Related Overdoses

NEW ORLEANS —Today, the City of New Orleans Health Department issued a public health advisory to notify the public of a significant increase in the number of heroin and opiate-related overdoses since Jan. 8, 2016. Over the past few years, the use of heroin and opiates have been on the rise in New Orleans and across the country. Deaths from heroin have increased as 2014 overdoses tripled from 2010. 

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