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Judge dismisses restraining order request

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

On Wednesday, Orleans civil court judge Regina Bartholomew dismissed Sharon Schaefer Peralta’s request for a restraining order against Dave Peralta, her husband and St. Bernard Parish President. The judge said that the request would have to be handled by the 34th Judicial District Court in St. Bernard Parish. President Peralta had already filed for a […]



New restoration ideas goal of design contest

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

Eight teams of engineers and scientists from around the world recently gathered in New Orleans to discuss the Mississippi River— specifically from English Turn to Head of Passes. They are competitors in Changing Course, a private sector design challenge. Its goal is to explore new approaches to utilize the river’s water and sediment in coastal […]



Nunez to host Annual Foundation Gala Jan 25

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

The Nunez Community College Foundation will host its annual fundraising Gala on Saturday, January 25, on the college grounds, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. In a climate of major budget cuts to higher education, the Gala is a vital fundraising event for the college: All proceeds directly support Nunez students and programs by providing, for […]



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 […]



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).



Council to vote on 2014 budget Dec. 3

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

Hearings on the St. Bernard Parish 2014 operating budget and the funding of departments were held the week of Nov. 18. Council members were given departmental budgets for the upcoming year and discussed and debated any changes to line items. Members may adjust some budget requests before taking a vote on the total and final […]



Parish CAO Jerry Graves Jr. resigns

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By
Parish CAO Jerry Graves Jr. resigns

After nearly a decade of service to St. Bernard Parish Government, Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Jerry Graves Jr. has turned in his resignation. He will be starting a new job in New Orleans next week. Council members were told about Graves’ departure at the Nov. 19 parish council meeting. Finance Director Ross Gonzales will take […]



Garofalo announces expanded Dept. of Motor Vehicle office

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Garofalo announces expanded Dept. of Motor Vehicle office

A new and expanded DMV office will open in St. Bernard on November 18, announced State Representative Ray Garofalo. The new office will provide a significant increase in customer waiting area, as well as increasing the number of service desks and carrels used for test-taking. According to Rep. Garofalo, the new office features an increase […]