Archive for July 2013

Citizens Police Academy registration now open

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Citizens Police Academy registration now open

There’s no better way to learn about law enforcement than the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Citizens Police Academy, which is free, held in Chalmette and participants will learn about what police work entails in the parish, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Parish residents who want to know more about St. Bernard law enforcement and ask questions to […]



BPW presents scholarships

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
BPW presents scholarships


Girl Scouts fun “Down in Da Parish”

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Girl Scouts fun “Down in Da Parish”

This summer, the St. Bernard Girl Scouts of Service Unit 428, as well as girls from other units from around the metro area, got to enjoy a week of fun in the sun and indoor crafts at their “Down in Da Parish” day camp, held at First Baptist Church in Chalmette. The girls, who ranged […]



Water Management: Looking towards the future

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Water Management: Looking towards the future

On July 18, GNO Inc. sponsored a water management presentation by Waggonner and Ball architects at Nunez Community College. The information was not exactly brand-new, but instead were parts of studies completed post-Katrina. It was presented as a mutual effort between the New Orleans Sewerage and Water board and St. Bernard water managers. The logic […]



What really happened at the Battle of New Orleans?

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
What really happened at the Battle of New Orleans?

Ron Chapman, longtime history teacher at Nunez Community College, has just penned a book—The Battle of New Orleans: But for a Piece of Wood— that aims to explain how the Battle of New Orleans was really won. He started researching the topic of the Battle of New Orleans when putting together a class lecture. Soon, […]



Old Arabi info sought for the Sugar Museum

Jul 29th, 2013 | By

The Sugar Museum, which is scheduled to open by the end of 2013, through the St. Bernard Office of Tourism is looking for pictures, stories, and quotes relating to Old Arabi. The exhibit will highlight the unique history of the community, including the stockyards and slaughterhouse, the gambling houses, and the neighborhood’s growth up to […]



OLPS holds closing exercises

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By
OLPS holds closing exercises

Our Lady of Prompt Succor School held their First Pre-Kindergarten Three Closing Exercises in May at the Early Learning Center. The students opened the ceremony with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and then entertained their guests with a rousing and enthusiastic performance of “We’ve Got the Beat” with rhythm sticks and The Wide Mouth […]



Council denies surplus property sale to LLC

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By

The parish approved the sale of four surplus properties to adjacent land owners. However a fifth property sale was denied by council members. The difference, four were to residential owners, and the fifth was to an LLC. The Parish Council unanimously authorized the following property sales at Tuesday’s meeting: • 3725 Volpe Drive to Kenny […]



Verges wins “Business of the Month”

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By
Verges wins “Business of the Month”


NY volunteer recognized for post-Katrina work

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By
NY volunteer recognized for post-Katrina work

At this week’s Council meeting, Parish Government issued a certificate of appreciation to Norman Andrzejewski, founder of Operation Southern Comfort, a relief organization based out of Syracuse, New York. After Hurricane Katrina, Andrzejewski recognized that the people outside of New Orleans weren’t receiving all of the help that they needed. He decided to form the […]