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Thomas Perumean
September 11, 2019 - 7:41 am
The northshore community of Mandeville is looking to spend $2-million dollars to rebuild and raise its seawall. However, its not because of flooding, which is common in Old Mandeville when storms like Hurricane Barry pushed water over the wall and into the low lying community. Mayor Donald Villere...
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Thomas Perumean
September 11, 2019 - 5:08 am
This morning’s meeting was originally scheduled for September 3rd, just days after the streets of CBD filled with water following an intense afternoon storm. Councilman Joe Giarrusso, Chair of the committee, was anxious to get the Sewerage and Water Board in front of the Council to explain what was...
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Thomas Perumean
September 10, 2019 - 7:42 am
The developer of a proposed mixed use complex slated for the Westbank is calling the City of New Orleans anti-business. Philip Spiegelman is involved in a long running court battle to get his proposed $50 million dollar development approval by the City Council, which he contends was approved by the...
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Thomas Perumean
September 10, 2019 - 6:53 am
Four serious flooding incidents this year will certainly take center stage at City Hall tomorrow. A faceoff could take place tomorrow between the New Orleans City Council and the Sewerage and Water Board. The elected body set to question SWB officials about street flooding in the CBD during the...
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Thomas Perumean
August 30, 2019 - 7:57 am
The Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish issued a statement Thursday on the heels of his predecessor being indicted on 16 federal corruption charges stemming from alleged schemes with the operators of St. Tammany Workforce Solutions.
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Thomas Perumean
August 30, 2019 - 6:29 am
Recent streetflooding in the CBD could lead to appearance of potholes popping up on downtown streets. "The old storm drain system or leaky water pipes, that's going to cause issues in the surrounding soil. And ultimately a void underneath the street and that's going to impact the health of the...
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Thomas Perumean
August 28, 2019 - 6:47 am
The future of rubber-tired transportation is coming, and Louisiana is signalling the trucking industry it will be ready for their arrival. August first a new law went into effect establishing authority over the operation of driverless trucks in the state. HR455 puts the responsibility over the...
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Thomas Perumean
August 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
Monday's mini deluge dumped between three and five inches of water in a two hour period, according to WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. Sewerage and Water Board says storms that drop more than in inch an hour can outpace the capacity of their system. Streetflooding in the CBD not only...
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Thomas Perumean
August 26, 2019 - 5:16 am
A special meeting is scheduled for 10am at City Hall to hear from a community group and the public about the recent property assessments. The community group Together New Orleans will present their findings on the impacts of the assessment and the spike in property taxes will have on homeowners...
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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 6:37 am
The political action committees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry have endorsed both Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone for the state's top job. The four regional PACs voted on the split decision Wedensday in the effort to unseat Democrat John Bel Edwards. "...
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