Police Community Advisory Board is Taking Applications for Members

The City of New Orleans and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced today (Jan. 14) that enrollment has opened for Police Community Advisory Board  membership. Open enrollment officially began on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 for PCAB Advisory Groups city-wide. These community boards are responsible for vetting community ideas/suggestions, working with NOPD...

Community Office Hours Return

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is bringing back Community Office Hours (COH) on Monday, Jan. 11. Community Office Hours help to make City Hall to be more accessible and responsive to local residents, city leaders say. City personnel will be available to connect with residents at several locations around the...

Covid-19 Meal Assistance Program Extended Through January

The City of New Orleans announced recently that the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program will continue to run through January.  The meal program delivers twice-daily, restaurant-made meals to New Orleanians in need. More than 11,100 residents are enrolled in the program receiving free daily meals, and officials say there is plenty of room for...

Limited Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine is Now Available to Select Groups in the Public Across Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating a COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana, resulting in vaccine availability at 100 sites, mostly pharmacies across the state. New Orleans East Hospital has received a limited supply as part of that effort, according to an announcement released by the hospital today (Monday,...

City Officials Urge Caution This New Year’s as COVID Cases Rise

Bars in Orleans Parish must close indoor seating at 11 p.m. today after two consecutive weeks increasing positivity rate. Outdoor seating and curbside pick-up options remain available. City of New Orleans and local public safety officials are encouraging residents to exercise caution during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day this year as COVID-19 continues...

Marc Morial Hosts Political Discussion with Local Political and Community Leaders on Thursday, Dec. 31

Marc H. Morial held “A Political Conversation On 2021 Politics and Beyond” today (Thursday, Dec. 31) at Neyow’s Palace. The panel brought political and community leaders together for a conversation about modern day politics and the impact that this pivotal election season has had on the country. It featured former...

The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber Names New Executive Director and 2021 Board of Directors

The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (NORBCC) officially announced that LaVerne Toombs has been named the new executive director. Toombs brings more than 20 years of experience in local and federal government, nonprofit, PR/marketing, fundraising, grant writing and business development.“I feel extremely blessed for the opportunity to serve...