Archive for November 2012

CHS student takes on recycling project

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
CHS student takes on recycling project

Chalmette High School Junior Brittany Jacob is enrolled in English IV Honors and had the opportunity to take on a semester-long activity called Senior Project. The Senior project consisted of a physical project, a research paper, a portfolio and a presentation. For Brittany’s project she chose the topic of recycling. For her physical project, Brittany […]



Angelique Estates Neighborhood Assoc. ensures two senior residents have a good holiday

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
Angelique Estates Neighborhood Assoc. ensures two senior residents have a good holiday

The Angelique Estates Neighborhood Association in Violet gave Thanksgiving baskets to two senior residents of the neighborhood to ensure they had a good meal for the holiday. “We just wanted to help out where we could and give something back to our neighborhood,’’ said Jeffery Hughes, president of the Neighborhood Association. The baskets went to […]



Chamber membership booming

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
Chamber membership booming

As the year comes to a close, the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce celebrates an impressive milestone: breaking the 200 member mark. In fact, the Chamber of Commerce has seen steady growth over the past two years. In 2010, there were 120 members, 170 in 2011 and now 204 in 2012. Additionally, the Chamber helped […]



Jindal Appoints Bergeron to Board

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
Jindal Appoints Bergeron to Board

William T. Bergeron, CEO of Bergeron Resources, was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans at the regular Board meeting Nov. 15. Bergeron will serve a five-year term, succeeding J. Wayne Mumphrey, the St. Bernard appointee on the regional board, which governs Port operations in […]



Rupp initiates Peralta recall petition

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By

Arabi resident Peter Rupp filed recall petition paperwork with the Louisiana Secretary of State on November 19, in hopes of ousting Parish President Dave Peralta from office. Of the 25,702 registered voters in St. Bernard Parish, Rupp has 180 days to get signatures from 33.3 percent, or 8,567 voters, in order for the recall to […]



Taffaro suing Peralta for $2.75 million

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

Charging that the Oct. 23 seizure of records at his storage unit was “the culmination of a pattern of harassment” and “civil rights violations”, former Parish President Craig Taffaro filed suit against current Parish President Dave Peralta last week, seeking $2.75 million in damages. Taffaro became parish president on Jan. 8, 2008, at which time […]



Courthouse Square Dedicated

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
Courthouse Square Dedicated

As a crowd of parish officials and community leaders gathered at the steps of the new Courthouse Square building to officially open the facility, a group of St. Bernard deputies were in a classroom on the second floor already putting the building to use by learning about Sovereign Citizens, the antigovernment organization whose members shot […]



Judge rules in favor of Provident and GNOFHAC

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

A federal judge has ruled in favor of Provident Realty and Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) in the long-running discrimination lawsuit against St. Bernard Parish. Based on the summary judgement from U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, the case does not need to go to trial. St. Bernard Parish is to pay an […]



Dr. Peter Fos, Pres. of UNO, speaks to Chamber

Nov 9th, 2012 | By
Dr. Peter Fos, Pres. of UNO, speaks to Chamber

St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Members posed with Dr. Peter Fos, UNO President, center. They are Vice Chair Jerry Calcagno, CEO Stephen Reuther, Administration Director Fred J. Sigur Jr., and Finance Director Joey DiFatta. *** Peter Fos graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1972. Today he is the first president of […]



Council: No $32 fee for Nov. and Dec.

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

After consulting with parish attorneys in Executive Session, the St. Bernard Parish council amended the agenda and voted unanimously that the administration stop billing the $32 fire protection charge for the months of November and December on St. Bernard Parish water bills. Before the November 4 budget hearings got underway, Finance Director Beverly Gariepy informed […]