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JULY 2017 ISSUE

 

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N.O. City Council to Hold Second Special Meeting for Updates on Flood Recovery Efforts

From a press release The New Orleans City Council will hold a second special meeting on tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber (1300 Perdido Street) to receive emergency updates from the Sewerage and Water Board, Army Corps of Engineers, and appropriate administration officials on the recent rain events and flooding. The Council will also

OPINION: Privatize the Sewerage & Water Board? Hell No! Abolish it

By Jacques Morial from The Lens The August 5 flood served as a sharp reminder of how utterly dependent New Orleans is on efficient management of its drainage system. Anyone seeking to understand the fiasco that befell New Orleans with the flooding on August 5 and the subsequent power station fire would do well to ponder

Spoken (Word) into Existence: The 50th Anniversary of the Hyatt Regency

By Morgan Lawrence Songs and spoken word marry like chocolate and peanut butter. Tarriona “Tank” Ball is fluent in both art forms. The New Orleans native grew up in the Eighth Ward on Music Street, ironically. This spoken word artist and singer is the leader of the band, Tank and the Bangas, which has gained a

Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Updates on Sewerage & Water Board

City provides sandbags for residents and new real-time street flooding website Today (Friday, Aug. 11), Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials announced that Turbine #1 has been successfully repaired, is being monitored and being gradually brought back online throughout the day. Twenty-six generators have been ordered for additional capacity and redundancy and six arrived last night.
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