Archive for February 2011

Joseph Davies Elementary School news

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
Joseph Davies Elementary School news

To kick off the new year, the Joseph Davies Elementary Pep Squad performed on the court for the Hornets’ pre-game show. Joseph Davies’ parents, teachers, and friends proudly cheered on the girls as they danced to the popular song, “Firework!” They were all smiles as they fired up the crowd in the Hive for the […]



African-American leaders in St. Bernard recognized for Black History Month

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
African-American leaders in St. Bernard recognized for Black History Month

February was officially proclaimed Black History Month in St. Bernard by Parish President Craig Taffaro and the Parish Council at their last meeting, held on Feb. 15. Prior to the meeting, Taffaro hosted local African-American leaders for a Black History Month Recognition lunch and discussion. Council Chairman Frank Auderer, and council members Wayne Landry, at-Large […]



Knights of Nemesis announces Royal Court

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
Knights of Nemesis announces Royal Court

St. Bernard Parish’s premier Mardi Gras parade, Knights of Nemesis, will roll down West Judge Perez Drive on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. This is the krewe’s sixth anniversary, beginning in 2006 as proof that Chalmette survived Hurricane Katrina. Royalty this year will be Royal Knight, Dr. Bryan Bertucci, and Goddess Nemesis, Jackie Bennett […]



Deputy Johnell Young nominated for award from tv show America’s Most Wanted

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
Deputy Johnell Young nominated for award from tv show America’s Most Wanted

St. Bernard Parish residents can cast a vote for a St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputy who has been nominated for an award on the TV show America’s Most Wanted’s web site. Cpl. Johnell Young of the Special Investigations Division and 10-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, is up for consideration for an award from the […]



Curb Appeal gets neighbors’ support

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
Curb Appeal gets neighbors’ support

Neatly trimmed shrubbery, clean-edged pathways and a manicured lawn set the stage for an assembly of civic and neighborhood groups which came together to sign off on the Curb Appeal Initiative. The Curb Appeal Initiative is a citizen-based campaign to better enforce codes relative to landscaping, signage, dumpster location and overall upkeep of homes and […]



Nunez helps high school students

Feb 18th, 2011 | By
Nunez helps high school students

February is National Career Technical Education Month and Nunez Community College is bringing area high school students to campus to show them how the college can get them started on their career pathway while earning college credit and/or working on industry based certifications. Hahnville and Priestley High Schools recently visited Nunez with more tours planned […]



Knights of Nemesis rolls

Feb 18th, 2011 | By
Knights of Nemesis rolls

The 6th Annual Knights of Nemesis Parade will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. departing at the Civic Center in Chalmette heading west on Judge Perez Drive, U-turn at Commercial Place in Arabi and proceed east on Judge Perez Drive, U-turn at Campagna Drive in Chalmette and proceed west on Judge Perez […]



Lourdes celebrates return to the Parish

Feb 18th, 2011 | By
Lourdes celebrates return to the Parish

The Krewe of Lourdes is honored to present its 61st Annual Carnival Ball. The Ball and Supper Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19 beginning at 8 p.m. The Carnival Ball will be held at the Frederick J. Sigur Cultural Center, in Chalmette, Louisiana. The King, Mr. Roy J. Lauzon, Jr., was a resident […]



ARC to open new center at Prince of Peace

Feb 18th, 2011 | By
ARC to open new center at Prince of Peace

Adults with intellectual disabilities that are living in the parish will soon have a community center to call their own, at the former Prince of Peace Rectory in Chalmette. Arc of Greater New Orleans, an organization created in 1953 as a network of support for families with children with intellectual disabilities, is behind the project […]



SBPC to fight census

Feb 18th, 2011 | By

The public was unusually quiet at the Feb. 15 council meeting considering the HUD court decision and construction beginning on the controversial Provident Realty Advisors mixed-income apartment buildings. “While the Provident project permits are currently active, St. Bernard Parish continues to seek dialogue with the developers and related agencies to discuss and address concerns of […]