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NOLA Beats for Orlando raised more than $2,000 for the OneOrlando Fund to benefit victims and families of last month's Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Ochsner Health System donated an additional $340 to the fund. NOLA Beats for Orlando held a benefit concert with New Orleans artists on June 24.


Anthony Recasner, CEO of the nonprofit advocacy organization Agenda for Children, received the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association's Adjutor Hominum Award last month. Recasner also is on the board of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Louisiana Children's Medical Center and Bureau of Governmental Research, as well as the advisory board of the Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program.


The City of New Orleans had little oversight on millions of dollars in fuel expenses from 2009-2015, according to a June report from the New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG found employees shared city gas cards and PINs, didn't properly track odometer readings and failed to deactivate former employees' cards. The Landrieu Administration promises reforms will be in place by 2017.

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