Archive for August 2013

Town hall vote: Residents want Bayou Road cut mended

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

How do you begin to resolve a community issue? At least in a democracy, we can engage in public discussion. That is just what happened the other night at the old historic courthouse below Poydras. Councilman Monty Montelongo convened a town hall meeting with Parish President Dave Peralta, Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann, State Representative Ray Garofalo […]



Archbishop Aymond blesses St. Bernard Manor

Aug 26th, 2013 | By
Archbishop Aymond blesses St. Bernard Manor

On Tuesday, St. Bernard Manor held its official ribbon cutting and received a blessing from Archbishop Gregory Aymond. The building, which was in disrepair after Hurricane Katrina reopened on June 1 and provides low-cost living for senior citizens 62 and over. “This is one more step towards recovery in St. Bernard Parish,” said Deacon Dennis […]



Off to a good start!

Aug 26th, 2013 | By
Off to a good start!


Council sells adjudicated property to LLC

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

The Council authorized the sale of surplus property— 554 Lebeau Avenue in Arabi —to Delta Investments #3, LLC. for the price of $1,000. For quite some time now, the Parish has been selling adjudicated properties to adjacent landowners for the price of $1,000 and at least 1 year of maintaining the property. Delta Investments #3 […]



Master Land Use Plan in the works

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

The Parish will begin procuring maps for the Department of Community Development to help facilitate a Comprehensive Land Use Plan. This plan will also take into account the Louisiana Land Trust lots that the Parish has acquired. This Plan, if passed by the Parish Council, can be considered as a master zoning index that will […]



St. Bernard to have first female judge

Aug 26th, 2013 | By
St. Bernard to have first female judge

  This October, the race to fill the seat for 34th District Judge Division B will mark a milestone in St. Bernard Parish history—we will be receiving our first ever female judge. Qualifying for the race closed last week and the only two candidates to make the ballot were Kim Cooper Jones (R) and Jeanne […]



Children at Christian Fellowship camp get a visit from SBSO

Aug 19th, 2013 | By
Children at Christian Fellowship camp get a visit from SBSO

There’s no doubt youngsters love robots, airboats, motorcycles and trucks. And that’s what the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office gave 75 boys and girls to play with on the final day of a summer camp, sponsored by the Rev. Henry Ballard of Violet’s Christian Fellowship, held at the old Gauthier Elementary school grounds and buildings […]



Kiwanis Club presents checks to academic scholarship recipients

Aug 19th, 2013 | By
Kiwanis Club presents checks to academic scholarship recipients

The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard- Arabi presented checks to the recipients of the club’s academic scholarships at its meeting on August 6. Gulf Coast Bank representatives also were present to present its scholarship. Checks were also presented to the parents of Sophie Boudreaux (St. Bernard Kiwanis – J.R. Bienvenu scholarship) and Melanie Benit (St. […]



DOTD to start $1.6 mil project in St. Bernard Parish

Aug 19th, 2013 | By

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced the start of a $1.6 million project to rehabilitate Judge Perez Drive from Paris Road to the Lake Borgne Canal Bridge. The project is designed to restore and preserve the existing roadway. Forby Contracting, Inc. of Minnesota will perform the work, which will include concrete patching […]



Violet girl returns from Make-A-Wish Disney vacation

Aug 19th, 2013 | By
Violet girl returns from Make-A-Wish Disney vacation

On Tuesday, Violet native Kassidy Davis returned home from her week long trip to Disney World—but this was no ordinary trip. She chose to go to Disney as part of her Make-A-Wish Foundation trip. Davis was born on May 12, 2008 with a rare condition that caused her liver to be on the left side […]