Archive for May 2013

Oyster cultches respond to local’s invention

May 20th, 2013 | By
Oyster cultches respond to local’s invention

Louisiana is faced with a problem almost no other place on the planet has— severe COASTAL EROSION. St. Bernard Parish is no stranger to this problem. As the great Mississippi River’s natural flooding was contained by a levee system, the coastal wetlands carved up by the pursuit of oil and gas and the infamous MRGO […]



King Beckwith & Queen Rocha crowned at Chalmette High Prom

May 20th, 2013 | By
King Beckwith & Queen Rocha crowned at Chalmette High Prom


Parish to pay over $2 million in damages

May 20th, 2013 | By

The U.S. Department of Justice and St. Bernard Parish agreed to settle the long-running fair housing lawsuit alleging that the parish purposely restricted the availability of rental housing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for racially motivated reasons. Approved by U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, the settlement requires the parish to pay over $2 million […]



Council approves $3 mil bond for HSD

May 13th, 2013 | By

The St. Bernard Parish Council unanimously approved a $3 million revenue anticipation note for the eight-month-old St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District at their Tuesday night meeting. A revenue anticipation note is a short-term municipal bond that will be paid with anticipated funds collected from a project. Citing sluggish collections from third-party sources like Medicaid […]



35-year SBFD veteran Larry Salean retires

May 10th, 2013 | By
35-year SBFD veteran Larry Salean retires

Fire Captain Larry Sallean, a retiring 35-year veteran of the St. Bernard Parish Fire Department was honored at the May 7 council meeting for several decades of service to the parish. Before his retirement, Sallean was the Senior most member of the department. Fire Chief Thomas Stone praised him for his leadership and outstanding record. […]



New postal hours take effect Saturday

May 6th, 2013 | By

The Arabi Post Office will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with no Saturday hours. The St. Bernard Post Office will be open Monday through Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Chalmette Post Office Hours will remain the same. “The […]



Job seekers, employers network at Nunez Job Fair

May 3rd, 2013 | By
Job seekers, employers network at Nunez Job Fair

“We do this every year, and every year it’s a success,” said Linda Beaucoudray, Human Resources Manager for United Bulk Terminals at Nunez Community College’s 15th annual spring job fair. Beaucoudray was one of the many employers looking to find top-notch local workers at the April 25 job fair. United Bulk Terminals is currently looking […]



“Diversions aren’t the answer.”

May 3rd, 2013 | By
“Diversions aren’t the answer.”

Hundreds of concerned fishermen attended the second meeting of the Save Louisiana Coalition Monday night to get informed on what coalition leaders say is the biggest issue facing fisheries today: large-scale freshwater and sediment diversions. The Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, approved last year, has several large-scale diversions slated for St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes. One […]