BGR in the News

Controversial New Orleans convention center hotel bill gets OK; a look at what’s next

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Advocate

June 9, 2019

The controversial 1,200-room hotel proposed for the upriver end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center passed a major milestone...

New Orleans will get millions of dollars for roads, drainage; here are 3 big winners

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

June 2, 2019

New Orleans will receive tens of millions of dollars to replace antiquated sewage pipes, fix faulty drainage pumps and...

S&WB unveils new ways to show old pipes

By Danny Monteverde

Source: WWL-TV

May 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The year was 1919. The rotary telephone hit the market, the Grand Canyon became a national...

How old are your water pipes? A new Sewerage & Water Board map will show you

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 14, 2019

The Sewerage & Water Board has released a new interactive map that shows the location and age of underground...

How will New Orleans S&WB spend new tourism funds? Repairs, changes, upgrades, more

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

May 14, 2019

In his first detailed public remarks since city officials wrung millions of dollars for New Orleans infrastructure out of the...

LaToya Cantrell’s first year as New Orleans mayor: See breakdown of her wins and losses

By Jessica Williams and Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

May 11, 2019

For generations, the mayor of New Orleans was supposed to be a native, a smooth political operator and, it...

Millions set for crumbling New Orleans infrastructure as Gov. Edwards, Cantrell announce tourism deal

By Tyler Bridges and Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

May 6, 2019

The city of New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure will receive an infusion of tens of millions of dollars under a...

Jefferson Parish residents vote to give teachers pay raises


Source: WDSU

May 4, 2019

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. —Residents of Jefferson Parish voted to adopt a pay raise for teachers in the parish. A...

Jefferson Parish backs tax for teacher pay raises

By Drew Broach

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 4, 2019

With a new School Board, new superintendent and new goal to improve academic performance from a C grade to...

Jefferson Parish voters overwhelmingly approve tax raise to pay teachers more

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

May 4, 2019

Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday resoundingly approved a new 7.9-mill, 10-year property tax to fund raises for teachers and...