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Jun 4, 2013 4:54 AM by AP

Rec center re-opens after post-Katrina renovation

A New Orleans neighborhood recreation center closed since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 has formally re-opened after a $4.9 million renovation.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu was joined by city officials, community leaders and residents at Monday's ceremony at the John P. Lyons Memorial Center on the outskirts of the city's Irish Channel neighborhood.
The city said the renovation was funded in part with money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and city bond funds.
The pool at the center is one of 13 New Orleans Recreation Department pools that opened Monday around the city.

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