35-year SBFD veteran Larry Salean retires
Fire Captain Larry Sallean, a retiring 35-year veteran of the St. Bernard Parish Fire Department was honored at the May 7 council meeting for several decades of service to the parish. Before his retirement, Sallean was the Senior most member of the department. Fire Chief Thomas Stone praised him for his leadership and outstanding record. [...][continue reading...]
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Louisiana is faced with a problem almost no other place on the planet has— severe COASTAL EROSION. St. Bernard Parish is no stranger to this problem. As the great Mississippi River’s natural flooding was contained by a levee system, the coastal wetlands carved up by the pursuit of oil and gas and the infamous MRGO [...]
The U.S. Department of Justice and St. Bernard Parish agreed to settle the long-running fair housing lawsuit alleging that the parish purposely restricted the availability of rental housing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for racially motivated reasons. Approved by U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, the settlement requires the parish to pay over $2 million [...]
The St. Bernard Parish Council unanimously approved a $3 million revenue anticipation note for the eight-month-old St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District at their Tuesday night meeting. A revenue anticipation note is a short-term municipal bond that will be paid with anticipated funds collected from a project. Citing sluggish collections from third-party sources like Medicaid [...]
“We do this every year, and every year it’s a success,” said Linda Beaucoudray, Human Resources Manager for United Bulk Terminals at Nunez Community College’s 15th annual spring job fair. Beaucoudray was one of the many employers looking to find top-notch local workers at the April 25 job fair. United Bulk Terminals is currently looking [...]
Senior Alexis Gordon was upset in her speciality, the discus, but came back in the shot put to claim the iron ball throw by a mere one-half of an inch to highlight the Chalmette girls’ performance at the Northshore Invitational track and field meet at the Slidell-city school the second Friday in March. Gordon missed [...]