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Posted on: November 20, 2019

78th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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The ceremony will take place on the corner of Center Street and W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi. The Memorial Service will include a military band, U.S. Navy Color Guard and the laying of a Memorial Wreath. For more information contact Shirley Rambeau, Secr...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

St. Bernard Parish Government host “Christmas at the Complex”

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The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Sidney Torres Park located behind the Government Complex at 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. Festivities include photos with Santa, train rides, cookies an...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

St. Bernard Fire Officer Completes the US National Fire Academy

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The student attends a two week class each year designed to enhance their professional development through a series of graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses taken over the four-year period. After each two week course they must comple...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

St. Bernard Water and Sewer to Launch Online Payment Portal November 1, 2019

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This new portal will allow for more options and flexibility, especially when and how payments can be made. It will allow customers to pay via e-check or credit card AND you will also be able to call an automated service to make secure payments over the ph...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Philippine Honorary Consul Robert G. Romero meets St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis

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The meeting was held to discuss plans formulated by the Philippine Consulate in Louisiana and the Philippine–Louisiana Historical Society to erect and dedicate a marker commemorating Saint Malo in front of the Louis Alfred Ducros M.D. Museum and...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Vacancy on the St. Bernard Parish Planning Commission

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Applicants must be a resident of St. Bernard Parish residing in District C and must be a registered voter in St. Bernard Parish. Applications are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the St. Bernard Parish Govern...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Commerce Department Issues Fishery Disaster Declaration Due to Mississippi River Floodwaters

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On Wednesday, September 25th US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross declared “a catastrophic regional fishery disaster occurred for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama due to extreme flooding events in the Gulf of Mexico.”

“Fish...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

St. Bernard Parish Officials Break Ground on Paul Park Playground

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The new park will re-establish the previous neighborhood park destroyed during Katrina but expand the park and its amenities. The new park will feature a children’s playground, outdoor basketball court, a covered picnic pavilion and walking path...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Football Season wraps up

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The 5/6 year old teams went head to head in a hard fought good ole fashion football game. The #1 seed Kenilworth Knights took on the #2 seed Versailles Cardinals in a back and forth game but in the end the Knights defeated the Cardinals by a score of 6-0....

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Volleyball Season comes to an end

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The Kenilworth Knights 5-7 year old girls brought home the championship trophy as they defeated the number one seed Versailles Cardinals Black Team.

The Champions for the 8-10 year old are standing along at the top; the Kenilworth Knights volleyball team d...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Local Firemen assist with Hurricane Dorian Recovery

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The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to coordinate support for states expected to be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Following requests from South Carolina and Florida, Governor John Bel Edwards ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Parish Officials Celebrate the Completion of Canal Crossing

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The canal crossing, located in the 2700 block of Maureen Lane, was funded with FEMA dollars. The scope of work included replacement of the existing culvert canal crossing with a precast clear span con-span, concrete roadway rehabilitation, utility repairs...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Fire Hydrant and Greasing Project Complete

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Fire hydrants are painted to color codes that are mandated by National and Insurance Standards. The color of the top of the fire hydrant indicates the size of the water main and gallon per minute flow rate. This is very important to our firefighters when ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Kennedy Co-Sponsors Legislation to Assist Fishermen

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St. Bernard Parish Government Officials and the chairman of the Louisiana United Crabbers Alliance met with members of Congress and congressional staffers from Louisiana and Mississippi last week as parish government continues to press Washington for both...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

St. Bernard Parish Officials Celebrate The Grand Opening of Blue Bird Park

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  • Bluebird Park, located at 24 E. Chalmette Circle, emphasizes special needs facilities and a universal playground design that the entire family can enjoy together. The final design, developed by RCL Architecture, features 34 different accessible play unit ...
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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Disaster Assistance Legislation Introduced For Local Fishermen

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St. Bernard Parish Officials began seeking assistance after the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway caused devastating impacts to the shrimp, crab and oyster harvest. Parish President Guy McInnis declared a State of Emergency and requested federal assist...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory Fishing Pier

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The parish received a grant worth $77,800 from the State of Louisiana Local Government Assistance Program to construct the 40 x 16 ft. covered pier and a connecting walkway to the parking area. The new recreational pier will complement existing facilities...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Heights Neighborhood Park Groundbreaking

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The park will be the first park in a series of neighborhood parks to be developed throughout St. Bernard Parish using properties allocated for public use by parish government. The park will serve as a trailhead to the 40 Arpent walking/bike path and will ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Fire Department Teams up with League of Angels

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The game, held at the Val Riess Sports Complex, was action-packed and one that won’t be forgotten. The firefighters and their buddies ran the bases and fielded various positions throughout the game.

Members of St. Bernard Firefighters that partic...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Two Parish Teams win USSSA World Series

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The 6U All-Star team defeated their rival team “The Naturals” from Slidell 18-11. Joshua Moity was named Defensive MVP and Jayden Forvendel was named Tournament MVP.

The St. Bernard 11U All-Star Team defeated the Franklinton 11U All-Sta...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Paris Road Clean Up Project

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Parish President Guy McInnis stated, “this project is part of a parish-wide effort to remove debris and trash on parish highways and canals.” The clean-up project was coordinated by Parish President Guy McInnis, Sheriff James Pohlmann,...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

St. Bernard Officials and Community Partners hold Annual Day at the Legislature Event

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St. Bernard Parish Government and its partners in the educational, law enforcement, and business communities held its annual St. Bernard Day at the Legislature event on June 6th on the grounds of the State Capitol.

St. Bernard leaders served up local seafo...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Evacuation Assistance for St. Bernard Parish Residents

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The Critical Transportation Needs Evacuation Plan is designed for individuals who do not have transportation to evacuate when recommended by Emergency Management planners for tropical events. A combination of bus routes and pre-determined satellite collec...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

HURRICANE SEASON IS APPROACHING

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Hurricane Season runs from June 1st thru November 30th and the parish has no shelter of last resort, so residents need to identify a safe place to go in the event of a storm. Here are a few tips to follow:

Personal Readiness

  • Put together an emergency kit wi...
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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

St. Bernard Film and TV Department win Gold Telly Award

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For the past 40 years, the Telly Awards has annually showcased the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of th...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory Fishing Pier

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The parish received a grant worth $77,800 from the State of Louisiana Local Government Assistance Program to construct the 40 x 16 ft. covered pier and a connecting walkway to the parking area. The new recreational pier will complement existing facilities...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Kenilworth Knights overall winner of the 2019 Track Meet

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The cool and overcast day was perfect weather for the runners. For the second year in a row Kenilworth Knights was the top winner with 652 points. In 2nd place was Carolyn Park with 576 points, 3rd place went to Borgnemouth Braves with 396 points, and 4th...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

2019 State of the Parish

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The event included Parish President Guy McInnis, Louisiana Governor Johnn Bel Edwards, Chamber President Mindy Airhart and the St. Bernard Parish Government Choir.

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Graduation Ceremony for Firefighter Recruits

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Recent graduates are Taz Aschebrock, Chad Bush, Christopher Bush, Michael Bartholomae, Teddy Carlisle, Emmanuel Goettz, Tyler Estopinal, Monica Montgomery, Gene Nicosia, Tristen Saavedra, Cody Smith, and Paul Spicuzza.

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

St. Bernard Parish has a major coastal restoration project advance to final CWPPRA vote for the 4th

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The project was chosen as part of a nomination and selection process administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The CWPPRA Technical Committee will cast its final statewide vote and select four projects for Phase 1 (engineering and design) funding on...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

St. Bernard Parish Government Monitoring Dolphin Killings

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Two (2) expired dolphins were discovered near the MRGO and Lake of Two Trees last week, prompting local officials to begin soliciting additional information regarding expired dolphins from area boaters. An additional nine (9) expired dolphins have since b...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Over 900 black mangroves planted in the Biloxi Marsh

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 The total number of black mangroves that have been planted in the Biloxi Marsh since 2016 now exceeds 3,150. Program partners include:

Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation

Lake Eugenie Land and Development, Incorporated

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American Fly Fishing Trade As...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

St. Bernard and Corps signs Wetlands Restoration Design Agreement

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and Parish officials signed the design agreement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program (BUDMAT) project in St. Bernard Parish. “The BUDMAT program ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

St. Bernard Parish Special Medical Needs Residents are Eligible for Assistance

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In preparation for the 2019 Hurricane Season, we urge all individuals who have been diagnosed with conditions needing special medical attention, such as: insulin and oxygen therapy, dialysis and cardiac drugs/treatment to make arrangements WELL IN ADVANCE...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Wind Down Wednesdays FREE Concert Series

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St. Bernard Parish Government Leisure Services will host six (6) FREE concerts as part of the Wind-Down Wednesdays Concert Series. The events will take place in Sidney Torres Park, located behind the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

St. Bernard Parish Officials meet with Louisiana Delegation

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Parish Officials met with members of Louisiana congressional delegation to discuss issues affecting St. Bernard Parish including the impact freshwater diversions have on oyster farmers, the Industrial Canal lock expansion and flood insurance. President Mc...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Award of Merit for the Palmisano Drainage Project

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The Louisiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute conducts an annual awards competition for projects designed and constructed in Louisiana. The projects are submitted by owners, engineers, contractors, testing labs, and concrete providers. They are...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

St. Bernard Parish President serves as Chair of RPC

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As Chairman of RPC, President McInnis is responsible for running all board meetings and signing contracts. He also serves as Chair of transportation policy committee which guides the decisions of RPC.

The Regional Planning Commission is (RPC) is a board co...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Keeps Citizens Safe and Informed with Everbridge Resident Alerts

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St. Bernard Parish is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements...

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St. Bernard Parish News