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Nell Nolan: Moonlight & Miracles, Victory Ball – WWII, BGR Luncheon

By Nell Nolan

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 24, 2019

The Bureau Brigade Count ‘em! Supporters of the Bureau of Governmental Research, about 800 of them, convened at the...

Newell: Is New Orleans better off with one property tax assessor instead of seven?

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

November 25, 2019

Newell talks to BGR Vice President and Research Director Stephen Stuart and research analyst Jamie Parker about what’s changed...

Rear Admiral John Nadeau Discusses Coast Guard’s Work in New Orleans and Beyond

December 10, 2019

Today, Rear Admiral John Nadeau, the new commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Eighth District, presented at a BGR...

‘It will be a mess:’ Traffic headaches from Convention Center Blvd. not expected to go away when construction ends

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 12, 2019

Large portions of Convention Center Boulevard are closed for the entire month of December. It’s just the latest in...

‘The Second Battle of New Orleans’ republished for 50th anniversary of end to Riverfront Expressway fight

By Sandra Stokes

Source: The Lens

December 17, 2019

If you’re really lucky, at least once in your life you cross paths with someone truly extraordinary. I was...

BGR Opens Nominations for 2020 Excellence in Government Awards

December 18, 2019

BGR is accepting nominations through February 14 for its 2020 Excellence in Government Awards. Don’t miss your opportunity to...

New Orleans court clerk says he won’t furlough employees for at least a week

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 6, 2020

Deputy clerks at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for now....

BGR Seeks Nominations for 2020 Excellence in Government Awards

January 14, 2020

One of BGR’s most important and exciting programs – the biennial Excellence in Government Awards – returns this year,...

Community meeting about the rise of crime in Uptown informative and contentious

By Sue Strachan

Source: Uptown Messenger

January 15, 2020

Having your car broken into via smashed windows has become the new normal in New Orleans. On Tuesday, Jan....

BGR Seeks Nominations for 2020 Excellence in Government Awards

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

January 16, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Excellence in Government Awards honoring...