Archive for January 2014

Water chlorine levels returning to normal

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

Parish President David Peralta announced at the January 7 council meeting that the parish is close to returning to normal levels of chlorine in the water system. The chlorine is a result of efforts to eradicate a threatening amoeba that was found in the water at four locations in St. Bernard last September. In his […]



Leadership St. Bernard accepting applications

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Leadership St. Bernard program. The program, which will meet six times from late February through early July, “is designed to get people involved in the community and prepare them to lead St. Bernard,” said Kerri Callais-Lubrano, a chamber board member and chairperson of […]



St. Bernard residents speak out against CPRA’s planned diversions

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
St. Bernard residents speak out against CPRA’s planned diversions

  Several St. Bernard Parish residents and representatives from environmental groups voiced their concerns over the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CPRA) planned large-scale river diversions at CPRA’s public meeting in Belle Chasse on Tuesday. The two diversions–which would channel Mississippi River freshwater into brackish marshes at Braithwaite and Myrtle Grove–went mostly undiscussed during CPRA’s […]



One-year hospital millage will be on April ballot

Jan 10th, 2014 | By
One-year hospital millage will be on April ballot

  The St. Bernard Parish Council voted unanimously to allow a one-year, 30 mill hospital tax to the April ballot; the hospital hopes the measure passes in order to raise $9 million for operations. “We’re a non-profit. We can’t go to a bank,” said Jim DiFatta, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors. “We know […]



Local CPRA meeting set for Jan. 14

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

“It is very important that St. Bernard Parish residents come to the meeting and voice their opinions,” said George Ricks, the president of the non-profit Save Louisiana Coalition (SLC).