NOFD Will Hire 63 New Firefighters Over Three Years Thanks to Federal Grant

The New Orleans Fire Department, with assistance from New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP), has received a FEMA grant worth $15.9 million to hire 63 full-time firefighter positions over a three-year period, announced Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Tuesday (Sept. 8). The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response...

City Completes $344,000 St. Phillip Streets PW Project

Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials to celebrate the completion of the $344,000 St. Phillip Street Department of Public Works Maintenance Project. The City bond-funded project covered a one-block stretch of St. Phillip Street that runs through the Artspace Bell School Apartments in the Treme neighborhood, between North Johnson...

RTA Receives $13.9M Federal Grant for Transit Vehicles

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) recently announced a $13.9 million grant award from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Program to purchase 21 replacement buses, 21 replacement paratransit vehicles, and maintenance equipment which will help preserve the life of the existing fleet. The federal funding...

City Officials Break Ground on Lake Vista Roadwork

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined other officials to mark the start of the $2.8 million Lake Vista Group A roadwork project that will improve 15 blocks of the neighborhood. “We must continue to roll out our critical infrastructure projects while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we improve our...

Mass Food Giveaway Set for Aug. 8 in Gentilly

Infinite Blessings and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary will host a mass food distribution at 3939 Gentilly Blvd. from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 8. Fourteen hundred grocery bags of food will be given away to families in need. "With so many people struggling as a result of the pandemic...

COVID-19 Testing

Walk-up mobile COVID-19 testing will be available in New Orleans East Tuesday, July 14 - Thursday, July 16. This will be a nasal swab test, provided by partners LCMC, LSU, and the New Orleans Health Department. "Testing is still a vital tool in tracking and slowing the spread of COVID-19,...

Dillard University to Launch Center for Racial Justice

Center will focus on policing and other racial justice issues Dillard University will launch its Center for Racial Justice (CRJ) in July 2020 in response to the mounting police brutality cases in the United States. As a historically Black university, Dillard is set to become the leading educational conduit between...