Archive for February 2012

D.A.R.E. program helped by donations from local businesses

Feb 27th, 2012 | By
D.A.R.E. program helped by donations from local businesses

St. Bernard’s D.A.R.E. vehicle, a F-150 pickup truck, has been revamped thanks to local businesses. Seen with the truck, is from left, Sgt. Anthony Bruscato, Bruce Jackson of BJ’s Towing, Maj. Mark Poche, Jason Mathes of Chalmette Firestone, Lt. Lisa Jackson, and Sgt. Darrin Miller.                     […]



Krewe of Davies Float Parade

Feb 27th, 2012 | By
Krewe of Davies Float Parade

The kindergarten teachers at Joseph J. Davies school would like to announce that the tradition of the annual Kindergarten Krewe of Davies Float Parade rolled through the halls of Davies on February 15. The kindergarten students worked hard with their families to make the best shoebox floats possible to share with their class and school. […]



SB School District receives highest ranking possible

Feb 27th, 2012 | By

The St. Bernard Parish Public Schools just completed their five-year accreditation visit by AdvancEd evaluators, and the school system will be recommended for continued accreditation with the highest ranking possible. The school system was ranked “highly functional,” in each of AdvancEd’s 7 standards:  Vision for the future; Leadership; Teaching and Learning; Letting Data Drive Decisions; […]



Skrmetta to hold town hall meeting

Feb 27th, 2012 | By

  Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta will hold his monthly Town Hall Meeting in St. Bernard Parish in February. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Skrmetta will meet with constituents from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the St. Bernard Parish Library located at 2600 Palmisano Blvd., in Chalmette.  Skrmetta holds monthly public meetings in various communities within […]



$5.5 million for parish hospital approved

Feb 27th, 2012 | By

The State Bond Commission approved over $11 million for projects statewide and $1.7 million in savings by refinancing existing public debt at its February 16 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “The Bond Commission approved bonds for the St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District, as well as statewide approvals for various infrastructure and capital […]



King Cake Extravaganza big hit at Nunez

Feb 27th, 2012 | By
King Cake Extravaganza big hit at Nunez

  Savoring the Moment are the winners in the savory category of the King Cake Extravaganza held recently at Nunez Community College. Pictured, front row, from left, are: 1st place, Justis Lindsay and Andrea Lindsay; Best in Show, Miranda Haney and Mary Sunmoni; 2nd place Brandon Vickers; second row, 3rd place, Amanda Melancon and James […]



Stephens speaks at Chamber lunch

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

Sheriff Jack Stephens took the microphone in front of an expectant audience gathered for the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce lunch on Wednesday, February 15, bidding a final farewell to the community he’s served as sheriff for 28 years, the second longest tenure in the history of St. Bernard Parish. “I feel like the most […]



Two month waiting list

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

Rocky and Carlo’s, considered a Parish staple by many an avid restaurant-goer, suffered considerable damage due to a fire this last week that started in the rear of the restaurant, destroying the kitchen and creating significant smoke damage in the dining area. In the early morning of Sunday, February 12, fire spread from the kitchen […]



HSD refinancing yields $515,000

Feb 13th, 2012 | By

Council debates over use of the “additional funds” The St. Bernard Parish Hospital has proved a complex and emotional issue for both the residence of […]



RESTORE Act

Feb 13th, 2012 | By
RESTORE Act

Legislators pushing for congressional action before BP settlement decision The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economy of the Gulf Coast Act, or RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act, has been passed around through Congress these last two terms. The point of the bill, being hailed already as one of the few unequivocal bi-partisan […]