Archive for March 2013

SBSO surprises dealers in early morning sweep

Mar 29th, 2013 | By
SBSO surprises dealers in early morning sweep

Over 30 suspected drug offenders got a harsh wake-up call on Wednesday morning by St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s deputies as the department began phase II of last September’s “Operation Summer Heat.” When Phase I ended, undercover officers hit the streets soon after, SBSO says, and through their efforts warrants for 32 suspects were secured. On […]



Residents get one-on-one with FEMA at Flood Map open house

Mar 29th, 2013 | By
Residents get one-on-one with FEMA at Flood Map open house

In light of St. Bernard Parish’s new preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (pre-FIRMs), FEMA held an Open House meeting on March 26 that allowed homeowners to get one-on- one assistance with identifying their new flood risk from officials. “I tried getting on there [Region 6 website] to look at the maps myself but I had […]



Lady Owl wins shot put, Boys’ sprint relay wins at Northshore

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By
Lady Owl wins shot put, Boys’ sprint relay wins at Northshore

Senior Alexis Gordon was upset in her speciality, the discus, but came back in the shot put to claim the iron ball throw by a mere one-half of an inch to highlight the Chalmette girls’ performance at the Northshore Invitational track and field meet at the Slidell-city school the second Friday in March. Gordon missed […]



Library Club Book Drive

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By
Library Club Book Drive

The St. Bernard Library Club recently held its annual Book Drive. Students brought in over 600 paperback and hardback books ranging in reading levels from early childhood to adult. All donations went to benefit the Community Center of St. Bernard. Pictured above, St. Bernard Middle Library Club Members count books and prepare them for delivery. […]



Garofalo to hold Town Hall March 27

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By
Garofalo to hold Town Hall March 27

State Representative Ray Garofalo invites the public to attend a District 103 public forum to discuss issues related to the upcoming session. Also at this meeting to answer any questions will be representatives from several state agencies and departments, like Education, Commissioner of Insurance, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Transportation (DOTD), Revenue and Taxation, and […]



Rain CII explains emission spikes at council meeting

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By

Rain CII CEO Gerry Sweeney and Valero Refinery HSE Director Randall Brown went over heightened emission data with the St. Bernard Parish Council at their March 20 meeting, and both companies said they are taking comprehensive steps to see their emissions numbers drop. However, the bulk of Rain CII’s emissions improvements— achieved through sulphur dioxide […]



Los Islenos Fiesta 2013

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By
Los Islenos Fiesta 2013

The 37th Annual Los Islenos Fiesta was March 16 and 17 at the Islenos Museum Complex in St. Bernard Village. Hundreds of St. Bernard residents who love all things Islenos came out for food, music, rides and crafts, making the event one of the best yet. Los Islenos Society Board member Kathy Ziegler said this […]



St. Joseph’s Altar makes good on a family promise

Mar 15th, 2013 | By
St. Joseph’s Altar makes good on a family promise

This St. Joseph’s Day is a special one for Carmel Fertitta— it is the first year that she is doing an altar in her home, after promising her father she’d keep the family traditional alive after his death. Almost 30 years, and many heartaches later, Fertitta is finally fulfilling her promise. “It feels so good […]



Nunez does Harlem Shake

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
Nunez does Harlem Shake

When Nunez Fine Arts Student Treyson Thedy caught wind of the YouTube phenomenon, the Harlem Shake, he knew he had to make one. Thedy, an aspiring filmmaker, said that he would love to see a film program similar to the one at neighboring Delgado Community College and what better way to get your voice heard […]



Hospital out of third-party clause

Mar 8th, 2013 | By

During his update for the St. Bernard Parish Council, hospital board chairman Wayne Landry announced that the St. Bernard Parish Hospital can officially start its search for a new CEO as they are no longer required to have a third-party manager. Landry said that the board would ideally like to hire a head hunting firm […]