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Two month waiting list

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

Rocky and Carlo’s, considered a Parish staple by many an avid restaurant-goer, suffered considerable damage due to a fire this last week that started in the rear of the restaurant, destroying the kitchen and creating significant smoke damage in the dining area. In the early morning of Sunday, February 12, fire spread from the kitchen […]



Parish Gov. employees booked with theft

Jan 30th, 2012 | By
Parish Gov. employees booked with theft

Two St. Bernard Parish government employees were fired and subsequently arrested, following an investigation into stolen Parish property. Glenn Rocher, 31 of Chalmette, and Rickey Diecidue, 53, had both been employed with St. Bernard Public Works’ Road Department for over two years, a division of Parish Government. According to Sheriff-elect James Pohlmann, a recent joint […]



SBPG fires lobbying firm

Jan 30th, 2012 | By

President Dave Peralta announced that the Parish Government is still facing a potential $2 million shortfall in the operating budget, and that the members of both the legislative and executive branches of this entering government were going to have to make tough decisions to ensure services for the people of St. Bernard Parish do not […]



Security breach in Parish building

Jan 30th, 2012 | By

Discovery of tape recorder prompts Council action Members of the St. Bernard Parish Council have released details on a recent security breach at their main office, in the Government Building in Chalmette. As the newly elected Council members were still preparing to take the oath of office several weeks ago, a meeting between members of […]



Parish remembers Sammy Nunez

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By
Parish remembers Sammy Nunez

Longtime state official leaves legacy of public service This week, St. Bernard Parish mourned the passing of long serving legislator and native son Samuel “Sammy” Nunez Jr. Nunez passed on January 15, 2012, at the age of 81 from complications resulting from pneumonia. As a former member of the Louisiana House and Senate—including service as […]



Meraux Foundation-Amigo hearing set by Judge

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By

A hearing is scheduled for February 3, 9 a.m., where Division D Judge Judge Kirk Vaughn, of the 34th Judicial District, will hear testimony on the suits filed by the Meraux Foundation against Amigo Enterprises Inc, and whether the facts of the case warrant sealing the records from public scrutiny. Two pending suits filed by […]



Richard named SB Middle’s Student of the Year

Jan 16th, 2012 | By
Richard named SB Middle’s Student of the Year

Tylon Richard was chosen as St. Bernard Middle School’s Student of the Year.  Tylon is a well-rounded and involved student at St. Bernard Middle School.  He has been a key player on the Eagle Football Team, a member of the Jr. Beta Club, and a PBIS Teen.  With his repectful nature and responsible work ethics, […]



Historical Society and parish historian honor those of Navy and Battle of Lake Borgne

Jan 16th, 2012 | By
Historical Society and parish historian honor those of Navy and Battle of Lake Borgne

The St. Bernard Historical Society and parish historian, William Hyland, laid a commemorative wreath honoring the American Navy and the Battle of Lake Borgne which took place on December 14, 1814. The society recognizes the contribution of Pat Pescay for supplying the vessel which took the society members and representative of the US Navy (Matt […]



CHS athletic facilities to be repaired with more FEMA funds

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today nearly $3.8 million to the St. Bernard Parish School Board as additional funding for complete restoration of several of Chalmette High School’s Katrina-damaged athletic facilities. “CHS provides its students with an extensive athletic program. Hurricane Katrina damaged many of the school’s athletic facilities, and joint recovery efforts remain […]



GCCF has resumed issuing payments

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

Following last week’s temporary freeze of claimants’ payments, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility resumed paying out settlements to claimants. “In an Order and Reasons of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, dated December 28, 2011, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility [GCCF] was ordered to withhold 6 percent of any and […]