City Leaders Break Ground on $4.3 Million Desire-Florida Multi-Service Center

Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials and community leaders to break ground on the $4.31 million Desire Florida Multi-Service Center in District D.“Efficiently and effectively spending federal funding on projects like the Desire Florida Multi-Service Center perfectly illustrates how we can be good stewards of the funding we’re receiving...

COVID-19 Meal Program Enters its Ninth Month

The City of New Orleans recentlu announced that the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program will continue to run until at least Mar. 31, bringing the program into its ninth month. The program is opearted in parttnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This emergency food program serves New Orleans residents by...

Food Pantries Scheduled in District C This Week

District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer, along with community partners, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Culture Aid NOLA, announced this week's drive-thru food pantry schedule for residents impacted by COVID-19.Food distributions will take place on Friday, March 12, in Algiers, and Saturday, March 13, in Treme. Also, on Sunday, March 14, the Algiers Irish Rebels...

Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on $7.7 million NOPD 4th District Station in Algiers

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today (March 8) joined other officials to celebrate the start of construction on the New Orleans Police Department’s $7.7 million 4th District station in Algiers. “This groundbreaking represents three major infrastructure projects in Algiers. We’re excited to begin construction on the new NOPD 4th District station and...

Street Renaming Commission Recommends Name Changes for 37 Streets, Public Spaces in Final Report

The New Orleans City Council Street Renaming Commission (CCSRC) has submitted its final report to the Council outlining recommendations for 37 streets, parks and public places honoring White Supremacists across the city.The nine-member CCSRC was established June 2020, with the primary responsibility of ensuring stakeholder engagement in the renaming process.The Commission has...

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West Finishes Construction on Algiers Bike Path Project

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West today (March 8) announced the completion of construction of a shared-use trail project in cooperation with the City of New Orleans. The trail, which continues the existing trail, begins near Odeon Avenue and stretches 3.45 miles downstream to the Chalmette Ferry. The...

City Partners with LCMC Health to Open Mass Vaccination Site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The City of New Orleans announced a partnership today (March 3) with LCMC Health to launch a mass vaccination site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J, where vaccine appointments will begin for eligible residents Thursday, March 4. Those who are currently eligible to receive a vaccine in...

City Officials Launch Citywide Vaccine Waitlist

Today (Thursday, Feb. 11), the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD), New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Orleans Parish Communication District announce the launch of the Citywide Vaccine Waitlist. New Orleans residents 65 years of age and older (or otherwise eligible in the current phase) who have not...

New Exhibit Showcases African-American Masking And Spirituality in Mardi Gras

Louisiana State Museum Exhibition Opening February 13 at the Presbytère  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will not find many Black masking Indians on the streets this carnival season, but you will see their elaborate suits and learn about their use and inspiration inside the museum’s galleries. The exhibit will be...