Archive for October 2011

SB Chamber hears cons of real estate transfer tax

Oct 28th, 2011 | By
SB Chamber hears cons of real estate transfer tax

At the latest gathering for the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, Malcolm Young with the Louisiana Realtors spoke with members about the potential impact of proposed taxes for real estate transfers, and what those taxes could mean for the state’s future. Young, who is the CEO of the realtors group, spoke about how well the […]



Hardware giant closes shop

Oct 28th, 2011 | By
Hardware giant closes shop

Lowe’s Companies announced 20 store closings this past week, including the Chalmette location which shut down for good on October 16. “As is known at this point, the local Lowe’s has closed it’s doors,” said Parish President Craig Taffaro. “The company offered no advance notice to this decision, although indications that their sale productions were […]



Toxic residue triggers DEQ investigation

Oct 28th, 2011 | By

An environmental assessment is being conducted on the substance found in South Lake canal after resident complaints spurred an investigation. For the past several weeks, residents have been complaining of a foul odor coming from the water. As the odor got progressively worse, Councilman Fred Everhardt, District E, began advocating for intervention by the Department […]



Movie draws LA crowd

Oct 28th, 2011 | By
Movie draws LA crowd

The producers, cast and crew of the film Swamp Shark, filmed in Louisiana, gathered in Chalmette to view the big screen debut of the movie, including one of the stars of the film, Kristy Swanson. The movie, which originally was produced for the ScyFy Channel, was submitted into the week-long New Orleans Film Festival. The […]



Chalmette-Jesuit: a Battle of the undefeated

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

In August before this season started, anyone who follows high school football in the region never would have predicated Chalmette and Jesuit meeting with matching 5-0 records to open District 9-5A action. Coach Jason Tucker made the point about playing in this league, “If you want to be a good team, you have to play […]



St. Bernard president and sheriff races hit forums

Oct 19th, 2011 | By
St. Bernard president and sheriff races hit forums

The second of the three political forums hosted by the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce showcased contenders from two of the more prominent local races: the offices of sheriff and parish president. In this forum, again held in the Council Chambers on W. Judge Perez, the questions had been pre-ordained and the candidates themselves were […]



Meraux film-maker featured as part of film fest

Oct 19th, 2011 | By
Meraux film-maker featured as part of film fest

The New Orleans Film Festival begins on October 14th and a film maker from Meraux, Tony Ledet, has been invited to show his recent short work, “Cade” as part of the select line up. “Every year, the film festival holds a competition to show different films and this year we received nearly one-thousand submissions,” said […]



Deceased Chalmette resident donates her estate of $400K to SB Animal Services

Oct 19th, 2011 | By
Deceased Chalmette resident donates her  estate of $400K to SB Animal Services

The late Joan Elizabeth Manzella who, spent most of her life in Chalmette, left her entire estate – more than $400,000 to the St. Bernard Parish Animal Services Department.  St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro and  Animal Services Director Beth Brewster met with attorney Al Perry and Manzella’s cousin, Josephine Carderera, to sign the papers […]



Lynn Oaks Student Council observes SB Council

Oct 19th, 2011 | By
Lynn Oaks Student Council observes SB Council

The Lynn Oaks Student Council observed first hand the process of parish government. They recently attended a St. Bernard Parish Council Meeting and saw for themselves the process in which a council meeting is conducted. The Lynn Oaks Student Council was very impressed and grateful to the St. Bernard Council for the opportunity to attend.