When Stephen Fedele moved from his home in St. Bernard Parish, he couldn’t bear to leave behind the Cypress Tree that had been growing in his yard from a seed fallen from an older tree. He moved the tree to his mother’s home in Jefferson Parish until his home in Plaquemines Parish was constructed. When [...]
Archive for March 2010
United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area, instrumental in delivering support for St. Bernard Parish organizations like St. Bernard Project and the Community Center of St. Bernard, is facing its first fundraising shortfall in a decade.
Gary Ostroske, president of New Orleans’ United Way, announced at a press conference March 2 that his organization is facing a $500,000 shortfall for this year’s $23 million fundraising campaign.
St. Bernard Parish residents could soon have the opportunity to give the parish president a raise, if the parish council approves a recommendation from the home rule charter committee. Charlie Ponstein, former parish president and a member of the charter committee, spoke to the council during its March 10 Executive/Finance Committee meeting and explained his [...]
Fifteen years after the Louisiana legislature banned the use of gill nets in Louisiana, the St. Bernard Parish Council, led by District E representative Fred Everhardt, unanimously passed a resolution at its March 2 meeting that seeks to establish a new strike net fishery in the state. Everhardt said the ban, passed as a part [...]
In a special called council meeting March 10, the St. Bernard Parish Council moved one step closer toward building a new hospital for the parish. Addressing but one point of business, the council voted unanimously to authorize Parish President Craig Taffaro to execute a construction servitude agreement between the parish government, the Arlene and Joseph [...]
Vehicular and first of two (5 day) marine traffic closures of the Seeber Bridge on Claiborne Avenue will begin 12:01 am on March 15. DOTD suggests using LA 47/I-510 to I-10 if more convenient, other detour routes are LA 46 (St. Claude) and Florida Ave. Ending dates are not secured. Updates will be sent out [...]
Former Chalmette High state 2007 girls discus champion, Danielle Martin – a current member of the LSU Lady Tiger track and field team – was selected to the Southeastern Conference all-academic indoor track and field team as she pursues a degree in architecture. In the spring of 2007 as a senior at CHS, Martin was [...]
Although newly elected Judge Perry Nicosia officially resigned from the St. Bernard Parish School Board Feb. 25, District 10 will nonetheless be represented by a Nicosia for the remainder of his term. In a special meeting held Feb. 23, St. Bernard Parish School Superintendent Doris Voitier and the school board appointed former member Ron Nicosia [...]
A study released Feb. 17 by County Health Rankings puts St. Bernard Parish near the bottom of the state with regard to health. Out of 64 Louisiana parishes, the study ranked St. Bernard at 62. However, a closer look at the study reveals a somewhat skewed picture of life and health in the parish. That’s [...]
Assistant Adjutant General Hunt Downer, commanding officer of Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, told the St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club Feb. 23 that a portion of that facility will be dedicated in July. Downer first offered his thanks to St. Bernard Parish for supporting the National Guard installation and updated the group on the facility’s recovery [...]