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...

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...

Mayor Cantrell, City and Partner Agencies Provide Winter Weather Update

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined public safety, infrastructure and public health agencies as well as representatives from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans and Entergy New Orleans to update residents on preparations for freezing weather that could compromise city streets and energy and water supplies. “We know that...

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...

City Announces Restrictions for Upcoming Mardi Gras Weekend and Mardi Gras Day

To keep large crowds off the streets and the spread of COVID-19 down, City officials today (Friday, Feb. 5), announced enforcement procedures for the upcoming Mardi Gras weekend and Mardi Gras day, in addition to enhanced enforcement this weekend. Leaders are also urging all residents and visitors to continue to follow...

Help is on the Way for Renters Struggling to Pay, Facing Eviction

Budget Committee Approves $11.6M in Federal Funding for Emergency Rental Assistance Program Full Council Expected to Take Up the Measure at Feb. 11 Meeting The Council's Budget Committee recommended approval today of $11.6 million in federal funding for the City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The rental assistance funding is part...

City of New Orleans Wants to Suspend Plans for Phase III of OPSO Jail Facility Indefinitely

The city of New Orleans is seeking to suspend the programming, design and construction of a new Phase III of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) jail facility, with city officials announcing today that it has requested a modification of prior court orders in order halt jail expansion plans indefinitely....