Archive for June 2012

SB Parish Library Summer Reading Continues

Jun 29th, 2012 | By
SB Parish Library Summer Reading Continues

“I was working in the library late one night when my eyes took in a special sight.  Lots of readers choosing books to read, to fill their summer reading need! They took a book.  A really good book!  That’s all it took.  And now they are hooked! So read a book–Don’t give me that look!  […]



Land Trust Properties in Preparation for Sales Program

Jun 29th, 2012 | By

 St. Bernard Parish Government (SBPG) will continue soliciting interest in available Louisiana Land Trust (LLT) Properties through July 13, 2012. There are currently over 2,400 available LLT properties in St. Bernard Parish and SBPG will be working in conjunction with LLT to sell available properties as early as August 2012. Unlike properties sold via the […]



St. Bernard Parish’s First Household E-Waste/Paint Recycling Event a Success

Jun 29th, 2012 | By
St. Bernard Parish’s First Household E-Waste/Paint Recycling Event a Success

St. Bernard Parish Government hailed the June 16th Household E-Waste and Paint Collection a success and the first of several “green” initiatives that will be pursued by the local government in the future. The recycling event was managed by the Saint Bernard Parish Government Grants Department. Over sixty pieces of electronic equipment and many gallons […]



2012 Chamber Expo

Jun 29th, 2012 | By
2012 Chamber Expo

Hundreds gathered at the Fred Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette to celebrate the business community in St. Bernard Parish. The 2012 Business Expo, put on by the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, drew a crowd of around 500 and showcased nearly 60 exhibitors. In addition to business to business networking, the expo provided attendees the […]



CHS educators file petition to recall Garofalo

Jun 29th, 2012 | By

Two Chalmette High School educators filed a petition for recall with the Secretary of State’s office for District 103 State Representative Ray Garofalo on June 25. Peggy Schwarz of Braithwaite and Brenda Boleware of Violet said they were encouraged by fellow teachers, family and friends to take action in against Rep. Garofalo’s non-response to the concerns […]



Meraux student receives $500 LA Sheriff’s Scholarship

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By
Meraux student receives $500 LA Sheriff’s Scholarship

  Melanie Burkhardt of Meraux, 17, a recent graduate of Cabrini High School, has received a $500 scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program for 2012.   The daughter of Wally and Lisa Burkhardt, Melanie will attend LSU in Baton Rouge this fall.   The scholarship is funded through donations to the Louisiana Sheriff’s […]



Parish Coroner Presents Student Awards

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By
Parish Coroner Presents Student Awards

Dr. Bryan Bertucci, St. Bernard Parish Coroner, recently presented over 100 reading and writing awards to parish public school students.  Students, grades K-12, were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in reading and writing during the school year.  Each school selected a reading award winner and a writing award winner from each grade level, and the […]



Jack Stephens reflects on a 28-year career

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By

Think of everything that’s changed in your world in nearly 30 years, including home computers, business computers holding all records of a company, e-mails instead of mail, cell phones, phones with cameras, personal video cameras, flat screen TVs, 150 channels on satelitte TV. And that’s how far our law enforcement agency has come since I […]



Retiring public officials honored at June 19 council meeting

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By
Retiring public officials honored at June 19 council meeting

Lena Torres Jack Stephens Joseph Licciardi Lena T. Nunez The St. Bernard Parish Council honored several retiring public officials during the June 19 council meeting including Deputy Clerk of Court Lena T. Nunez, Col. Joseph Licciardi of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, Clerk of Court Lena Torres, and Sheriff Jack A. Stephens. Parish President Dave […]



Council postpones permanent official journal decision

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By

A resolution to appoint the St. Bernard Voice as the official journal for St. Bernard Parish failed by a 3 – 4 vote at the June 19 council meeting. Councilmen Nathan Gorbaty, Ritchie Lewis, Casey Hunnicutt, and Councilchair Guy McInnis were in opposition of the resolution. Councilchair Guy McInnis, the most vocal opponent, stated that […]