Archive for December 2012

Polar Express comes to Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Dec 28th, 2012 | By
Polar Express comes to Our Lady of Prompt Succor

    Students in grades Pre K, Kindergarten and First at Our Lady of Prompt Succor School enjoyed a day of Polar Express activities— based on characters and events in the treasured holiday classic by Chris Van Allsburg. In the tale of one Christmas Eve many years ago, a boy lying in bed listening hard […]



Associated Terminals donates bikes to needy families

Dec 28th, 2012 | By
Associated Terminals donates bikes to needy families

Sheriff James Pohlmann said recipients of the bicycles have been chosen. Associated Terminals, one of the largest midstream stevedoring companies on the Mississippi River, operates a fleet of high-capacity floating cranes at 11 facilities including at Chalmette Slip in St. Bernard Parish, in Plaquemines Parish and in Reserve. Sheriff Pohlmann met Dec. 20 with Associated […]



Old Arabi Jail’s Katrina repairs completed

Dec 28th, 2012 | By
Old Arabi Jail’s Katrina repairs completed

After being damaged by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, the completion of the Old Arabi Jail renovations was celebrated on December 20 via a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Old Arabi Jail, originally named The First Ward Justice Courthouse and Jail, is believed to have been built in 1911. The building was used as a courthouse […]



Nicosia named St. Bernard Middle’s Student of the Year

Dec 21st, 2012 | By
Nicosia named St. Bernard Middle’s Student of the Year

Congratulations to Cole Nicosia who was chosen as St. Bernard Middle School’s Student of the Year.  Cole is a well-rounded and involved student at St. Bernard Middle School.  He has been a member of the Eagle football team and baseball team.  He has also been involved in various clubs and other organizations at SBM such as the […]



Parish celebrates opening of P.G.T. Beauregard Courthouse

Dec 21st, 2012 | By
Parish celebrates opening of P.G.T. Beauregard Courthouse

  Parish officials hosted a grand opening ceremony for the Old Beauregard Courthouse in eastern St. Bernard on December 13. The 16,800 square foot building was built as a courthouse in 1916 but was most recently home to P.G.T. Beauregard Middle School until it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Local historian Bill Hylan noted that […]



Council passes 2013 budget, factors in fire millage

Dec 21st, 2012 | By

After a heated discussion between councilmen, the 2013 amended budget passed unanimously. The new budget now reflects the addition of revenues from the newly-passed fire millage and $3.5 million SAFER grant, which will be doled out over the next two years. The addition of the fire millage revenues and first half of the SAFER grant […]



OLPS flag football season a success

Dec 14th, 2012 | By
OLPS flag football season a success

Our Lady of Prompt Succor School’s senior flag football team had a successful season. The team, coached by Johnny Balli and Travis Deano, finished the season first in district play, making it to the Final Four in citywide competition. The team’s record was 9-2-1. Members of Prompt Succor’s senior flag football team are: Dallin Cook, […]



Parish Begins Installing Anti-Litter Signs

Dec 14th, 2012 | By
Parish Begins Installing Anti-Litter Signs

  St. Bernard Parish Government began installing signs this week asking residents and visitors to “Don’t Be A Litterbug” and to “Don’t Trash Our Parish”. The signs will be located at public parks, alongside high traffic thoroughfares and at area businesses interested in participating in the parish’s anti-litter initiative.  The signs were financed by a […]



Parish honors Pearl Harbor survivors

Dec 14th, 2012 | By
Parish honors Pearl Harbor survivors

Veterans, active duty servicemembers, along with family and friends, gathered at Pearl Harbor Park in Chalmette to honor the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7. Keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Service was Debra Jones-Posey, daughter of Ed Jones, Pearl Harbor survivor and founder of the Ed Jones Chapter of […]



Fate of fire millage determined by voters tomorrow

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

For months, the debates on the whether or not homeowners should take on an additional 10-year 20-mill property tax to fund the fire department have consumed public forums and council meetings, and tomorrow voters will finally decide the outcome. Other important ballot initiatives include the rededication of 1/2 cent sanitation sales tax to the General […]