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  • St. Bernard sets up department to enforce codes

    August 23, 2014 3:24 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish officials have created a department to police code violations. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports staffing will include a hearing officer and an assistant. The department will be funded by fines assessed against violators. Parish Councilman Casey Hunnicut says the department will be charged with enforcing... more »
  • Storage fees slow St. Bernard record retrieval

    June 8, 2014 10:25 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A dispute over fees for a Mandeville storage facility will cause delays in getting vital St. Bernard Parish court records needed for real estate transactions and other parish business. St. Bernard Clerk of Court Randy Nunez tells NOLA.comThe Times Picayune that about 3 million pre-Hurricane Katrina,... more »
  • New registrar takes office in St. Bernard

    May 24, 2014 12:56 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Connie Crumhorn has taken office as registrar of voters in St. Bernard Parish. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports she was sworn-in this past week by Clerk of Court Randy Nunez. The Parish Council selected Crumhorn to replace Velma Bourg, who resigned earlier this year. Crumhorn becomes the second... more »
  • St. Bernard studying water system

    May 4, 2014 12:21 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish authorities have contracted with a consultant group to examine the parish's water system as the Parish Council considers a proposal to raise water and sewer rates. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reported parish officials have discussed raising rates by as much as 34 percent. They want... more »
  • St. Bernard hires community development director

    April 20, 2014 1:29 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish has a new community development director. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports Michael Albert replaces Candice Watkins, who left several months ago to become a disaster recovery specialist with the state Office of Community Development. Albert, previously a planner with the Guilford County Planning Department in... more »
  • St. Bernard hospital nearly open

    June 25, 2012 6:34 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - In August the St. Bernard Parish Hospital is slated to open its doors seven years after Hurricane Katrina. The Times-Picayune reports that the 113,000-square-foot hospital and an adjoining 60,000-square-foot medical office building are nearly ready. For Wayne Landry, chairman of St. Bernard Parish's Hospital Service District,... more »
  • Boating deaths in St. Bernard prompt safety signs

    August 30, 2011 6:48 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - In light of several boating deaths this year, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office and state Wildlife and Fisheries Department will be placing safety signs at public boat launches. Chief Deputy James Pohlmann says the signs will be reminders to boaters of basic boating safety laws,... more »
  • St. Bernard plans events to mark Katrina

    August 22, 2011 9:47 AM

    SHELL BEACH, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish plans two events associated with the 6th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. On Aug. 28, local officials and civic groups will gather at the Katrina Memorial Monument in Shell Beach for 7:30 a.m. ceremonies to remember the 163 St. Bernard residents killed when... more »
  • St. Bernard buys ice house to help fishermen

    August 12, 2011 9:51 AM

    YSCLOSKEY, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish has bought an ice house destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and plans to reopen it to help the fishermen in this remote part of the parish. Parish President Craig Taffaro said the parish would use $1.1 million in federal hurricane recovery dollars to buy... more »
  • New government building for St. Bernard

    July 13, 2011 5:53 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A new government building is going up in St. Bernard Parish. Groundbreaking was scheduled Wednesday for the $4.3 million St. Bernard Parish Courthouse Square behind the main courthouse. It will hold the assessor's office, some offices for the sheriff and storage space for the clerk of... more »
  • St. Bernard Port to get more Rebuilding Money

    November 11, 2010 6:59 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish port is getting more money to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the St. Bernard Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District about $1.9 million to repair office spaces in a warehouse. FEMA has given the port $12.4... more »
  • St. Bernard School Fall Fest

    October 19, 2010 7:17 AM

    St. Bernard School is having their Fall Fest along with a Chili Cook-Off and a 5K Crusader Classic Run. This is the 2nd Annual School Fair. The fair will be broadcasting LSU vs. Auburn Game (on Saturday) and the Saints vs. Browns Game (on Sunday). There will be Gumbo Dinners,... more »
  • FEMA to Forgive $18 million Community Disaster Loan to St. Bernard Parish

    August 13, 2010 5:23 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro has signed the paperwork needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the agency to forgive an $18 million Community Disaster Loan granted after Hurricane Katrina. According to a Friday news release, Craig Fenton, a loan analyst working with FEMA,... more »
  • Robbers Steal Presents From St. Bernard Church

    December 22, 2009 3:42 PM

    VIOLET, La. (AP) - A stack of Christmas presents - colorfully wrapped and stacked at the foot of a cross in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church - are all gone. Trouble is, instead of the needy children the gifts were intended for, robbers got them. Pastor John Arnone said... more »

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