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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 11, 2015

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Marengo Street Between Pitt and Prytania Streets

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the upcoming road closure on Marengo Street between Pitt and Prytania streets to repair portions of the roadway as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore Hurricane Katrina related sub-surface utilities and roadway damages.

August 10, 2015

Landrieu, Harrison and Advocates to Announce Reforms to Sexual Assault Response

NEW ORLEANS— Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, and advocates will announce the reforms to ensure that sexual assault cases are handled properly. 

August 07, 2015

Heat Advisory for Saturday, Aug. 8-Sunday, Aug.9

NEW ORLEANS—The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area from Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. until Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken. 

August 07, 2015

NORDC to Host Flag Football Championship Games

NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will hold baseball and softball championship games for the spring 2015 season on Saturday, Aug. 8. The season started on May 4 with 14 flag football teams serving 211 youth and teens from NORDC playgrounds across the city.

August 07, 2015

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of Events Scheduled for Aug. 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS  – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for Saturday, Aug., 8, 2015. The public should be prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly. Public safety is our top priority, and we encourage the public to be patient throughout the events.

August 07, 2015

Season Nine of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the ninth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. 

August 07, 2015

City Sells All 170 Properties in August Adjudicated Property Auction

NEW ORLEANS – On Aug. 5, the second in a series of innovative online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties brought in over $4 million after 417 people placed more than 14,600 bids to buy all 170 properties that were for sale. 

August 07, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and Councilmember Gray to Hold District E Community Meeting on Monday

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Monday, Aug. 10, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilmember James Gray will host the District E community meeting to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2016 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending will include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnell and other department and agency leaders. 

August 06, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Aug. 6, 2015, marks 50 years since President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965 guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote. The law made it illegal to impose restrictions on federal, state and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to African Americans.

August 05, 2015

City Says Smoke-Free Ordinance Making City Healthier

NEW ORLEANS—After last week recognizing 100 days since the City’s smoke-free ordinance went into effect, the City of New Orleans said a new study released today by Smoke-Free NOLA demonstrates the smoke-free ordinance is making the city a healthier place to live, work and play.

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