Archive for February 2013

Council tackles more blighted properties

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

The St. Bernard Parish Council voted to demolish four more abandoned, blighted properties at the February 20 meeting, one of which is the old Randazzo’s building in Violet—a structure the council felt was priority number one in terms of threats to public health and safety. The owners of these four properties had been served but […]



Irish Italian Islenos King and Queen: Rocky and Katie Tommaseo!

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By
Irish Italian Islenos King and Queen: Rocky and Katie Tommaseo!

The annual Irish, Italian, Islenos parade in St. Bernard Parish hits the streets next Sunday, March 3, and this year’s parade King and Queen—Rocky and Katie Tommaseo say they are incredibly excited to reign over the festivities. “It was an honor to find out we would be king and queen,” said Katie Tommaseo. “I love […]



Sugar rush: Chamber tours Domino Sugar Refinery

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By
Sugar rush: Chamber tours Domino Sugar Refinery

Tucked away in a quiet pocket of Peters St., workers behind the charred brown bricks of the Chalmette Domino Sugar Refinery have been busy breaking some sweet records: last year the facility processed over 2 billion pounds of sugar making them the number 2 producing refinery in the world. The facility was opened up to […]



First dancer to be in Sports Hall of Fame

Feb 15th, 2013 | By
First dancer to be in Sports Hall of Fame

For the first time in its 18-year history, the St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame will induct a dance instructor in its March 16 ceremony. Gloria Rando Doran of Arabi, has been moderator of the Mt. Carmel High School Carmelettes for the past 37 years. Under her leadership, the Carmelettes—a team of 55 – 60 […]



Grandfathering Gone for many: Actuarial rates will apply for new or lapsed policies, business structures and second homes

Feb 8th, 2013 | By
Grandfathering Gone for many: Actuarial rates will apply for new or lapsed policies, business structures and second homes

On March 26, a FEMA Open House will give St. Bernard residents and business owners a chance to view the new National Flood Insurance Program elevation maps. Thanks to the protection of the newly completed Hurricane Risk Reduction System, base flood elevations (BFE) in many St. Bernard neighborhoods will be decreasing. But there are a […]



New base flood elevations decrease could mean flood insurance savings

Feb 1st, 2013 | By

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program [NFIP] maps recently published on the NFIP website, www.riskmap6.com, indicate that those within the levee system in St. Bernard Parish could have lower base flood elevations and consequently save on flood insurance premiums, should the parish choose to adopt the maps. The parish will conduct a public meeting in coming […]



Knights of Nemesis: Q & A with the Royalty

Feb 1st, 2013 | By
Knights of Nemesis: Q & A with the Royalty

The 9th Annual Knights of Nemesis parade will be hitting the streets on Saturday, February 2, 1 p.m., and The St. Bernard Voice was able to sit down and get to know this year’s royalty, Ricky and Amy Gonzales. The Voice: How did you get involved with Nemesis? Ricky: I’m a board member and have […]