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    Hospital workers protest third-party ownership

    Several St. Bernard Parish Hospital employees appeared in the Council Chambers Tuesday night to voice their concerns over their job security and the state of the hospital. On the agenda Tuesday night was an ordinance asking the Hospital Service District (HSD) “to submit a list of operational negative impact items if the hospital were managed […]

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Judge dismisses restraining order request

On Wednesday, Orleans civil court judge Regina Bartholomew dismissed Sharon Schaefer Peralta’s request for a restraining order against Dave Peralta, her husband and St. Bernard Parish President. The judge said that the request would have to be handled by the 34th Judicial District Court in St. Bernard Parish. President Peralta had already filed for a […]

New restoration ideas goal of design contest

Eight teams of engineers and scientists from around the world recently gathered in New Orleans to discuss the Mississippi River— specifically from English Turn to Head of Passes. They are competitors in Changing Course, a private sector design challenge. Its goal is to explore new approaches to utilize the river’s water and sediment in coastal […]

Nunez to host Annual Foundation Gala Jan 25

The Nunez Community College Foundation will host its annual fundraising Gala on Saturday, January 25, on the college grounds, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. In a climate of major budget cuts to higher education, the Gala is a vital fundraising event for the college: All proceeds directly support Nunez students and programs by providing, for […]

Chamber hosts Crimestoppers CEO Chamber hosts Crimestoppers CEO

Darlene Cusanza, president and CEO of Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans, gave a keynote presentation to the St. Bernard Chamber of Commere at their monthly luncheon on January 22. Much of Cusanza’s presentation outlined the programs Crimestoppers has implemented to reach different audiences. She said that many of Crimestoppers’ most trusted informants were displaced after […]

Sister Dot says goodbye Sister Dot says goodbye

Our Lady of Prompt Succor (OLPS) held a special retirement ceremony for Sister Dorothy “Dot” Maniscalco on January 16. Sister Dot served OLPS from 1979 until the end of 2013, when she decided to retire due to declining health issues. During Sister Dot’s time at OLPS, she helped the school earn several awards. In 1996, […]

Chalmette uses big plays for victory Chalmette uses big plays for victory

By J. Bickford After a two-week period of extreme highs from a huge upset victory over West Jefferson and a devastating low from a loss a week ago to previous winless Bonnabel when four Owl starters missed the game, Chalmette closed its district and 2013 football season with an exciting 36-27 win over Higgins which […]