Archive for June 2010

It’s rocket science!

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

Violet native Jared Brewer recently earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology with a 3.01 GPA.



Heart of Chalmette garden of the month

Jun 21st, 2010 | By
Heart of Chalmette garden of the month


Come on, St. Bernard, let’s do the twist.

Jun 21st, 2010 | By
Come on, St. Bernard, let’s do the twist.

St. Bernard residents will soon have the chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chubby Checker classic “The Twist” while also raising money to transform a St. Bernard Parish icon into a visual “thank you” to volunteers who helped rebuild the community after Hurricane Katrina.



Corps awards final contract for St. Bernard “risk reduction system”

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced June 16 that the agency has awarded the final contract for the St. Bernard Parish portion of the New Orleans area’s Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.



Nunez Community College Professor honored for screenplay

Jun 14th, 2010 | By
Nunez Community College Professor honored for screenplay

Nevada McPherson always enjoyed making up stories and writing fiction. Now, the Nunez Community College assistant professor of English has taken that pastime a step further, and she has been recognized nationally for her original screenplay “Piano Lessons”. McPherson placed first in the 2010 International Honolulu/Waikiki Film Festival feature length screenplay competition. She flew to […]



Commercial fishing fleet cleanup crew now working for BP

Jun 14th, 2010 | By

The fleet of commercial fishing boats that has been working to defend the parish’s fragile wetlands from the BP oil spill has been absorbed into the oil spill response company BP hired to clean and contain the oil.



Chalmette’s Todays Ketch expands to adjacent properties

Jun 14th, 2010 | By

Of the still-visible reminders of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the dozens of grassy, empty lots surrounding the Murphy Oil Refinery in Chalmette are some of the most stirring. When Hurricane Katrina sent flood waters crashing through St. Bernard Parish, the water unseated an unlikely surge of oil from the Chalmette refinery, inundating nearby houses […]



Healing ministry comes to Command Center

Jun 7th, 2010 | By
Healing ministry comes to Command Center

Five local churches recently took part in what they called a “healing ministry” at the St. Bernard Parish Command Center in Hopedale.



Claiborne Bridge reopens after extensive maintenance work

Jun 7th, 2010 | By
Claiborne Bridge reopens after extensive maintenance work

The Judge Seeber Bridge, commonly called the Claiborne Bridge, reopened to vehicular traffic June 1 after being closed since March 15. During the month and a half closure, the bridge underwent major maintenance work and electrical updating.



Out-of-work fishermen demand changes to oil cleanup work program

Jun 7th, 2010 | By
Out-of-work fishermen demand changes to oil cleanup work program

At the St. Bernard Parish Council’s meeting this week, Parish President Craig Taffaro reported that the parish has thus far trained more than 500 residents for oil cleanup and that about 200 workers each day are dispatched in oil cleanup efforts