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Posted on: September 19, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Government host Trail To Recovery Tour

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The tour entitled “The Trail to Recovery” featured Parish President Guy McInnis and Superintendent Doris Voitier speaking at the Maumus Center on Hurricane Katrina and its impact. The tour proceeded next to Docville Farm where the Mera...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

BICYCLE LANES INSTALLED ALONG ST. BERNARD HIGHWAY

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The bicycle lane includes a 2 ft. buffer area and a 5 ft. striped lane along the outside edge of the traffic roadway in both directions where possible. The new three mile bicycle lane is the first link in the Mississippi River Trail in St. Bernard to be c...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Public discussion on the future of storm water management and green infrastructure implementation in

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Who: St. Bernard Parish Government – Departments of Community Development and Public Works, facilitated by the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans

What: Public Discussion: The Future of Storm Water Management and Green Infrastruc...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

September is National Preparedness Month “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

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One of NPM’s key messages is to be prepared in the event of an emergency so one can be self-reliant for three days without utilities, electricity, water services, groceries and first responder access. Preparing can start with four important step...

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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
Posted on: August 30, 2018

St. Bernard Parish remember victims of Hurricane Katrina

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The ceremony included the Pledge of Allegiance by Homeland Security Director John Rahaim and “National Anthem” by Parish Employee Melissa Karter. Prayers were offered by Father Hoang Tuong of St. Bernard Catholic Church and Reverend Ca...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

St. Bernard Home Mortgage Authority to host Free Credit Seminar

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This seminar will be open to the public. “The goal of this seminar is to provide valuable information to our residents in regard to how they can establish credit, fix their credit, and maintain their credit,” said Home Mortgage Authori...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Government and Nunez Community College to Develop Plant Operators Certification

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Those in attendance were able to tour the state-of-the art facilities on Munster and Palmisano Boulevards alongside St. Bernard Parish Government Chief Administrative Officer Ronnie Alonzo, Department of Public Works Director Keith Lagrange and Plant Mana...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Violet Park Improvements

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On hand were Parish President Guy McInnis, Council Chair Kerri Callais, District E Councilman Monty Montelongo and other community leaders. This new addition includes ADA certified playground equipment, state of the art rubber surfacing and a shade struct...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

League of Angels

This is a sports league for children and adults with disabilities. The league is designed to help our ‘angels’ participate in the community, exercise and most of all have fun! The inaugural season will kick off with baseball and be fol...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

PARDON OUR PROGRESS!

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The Road Department had a crew replacing a sidewalk on Jean Lafitte Parkway in Chalmette while another cleaned the Riverbend and Reunion Canal in Violet. The parish appreciates the patience of its residents and businesses and apologizes for any inconvenie...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department 2018 Flag Football

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The Recreation Department saw a 20% increase this year in participants with a total of 312 boys and girls. The Department will host a Jamboree September 21-22 at the four Recreation Zones. The season officially begins on September 25, 2018. The Recreation...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Councilwoman Wanda Alcon named 2018 Legislator of the Year

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Congratulations Councilmember Wanda Alcon on being chosen by the Alliance for Good Government as the 2018 Legislator of the Year and to Susan Klees for receiving the 2018 Civic Award.

St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Parish President Guy McInnis receives "Spirit of Nunez Chancellor's Award"

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Nunez Baseball players honored the occasion with the president’s own jersey! Thanks for your leadership & support of Nunez Community College!

St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

St. Bernard Recreation Department hosts 2018 Track Meet

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St. Bernard Recreation Department recently hosted the first track and field meet since Hurricane Katrina. The meet was held at Chalmette High School with the help of Assistant Principle/Assistant Track Coach David Koontz and the Girls Track Coach Tanesha ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

POSITIVE WEST NILE SAMPLE IN ST. BERNARD PARISH

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These positive test results were collected in the Poydras area (between Violet to Toca), specifically Zone 10 and 11. This is a very active year for mosquito transmitted viruses throughout Southeast Louisiana; West Nile has been detected in numerous surro...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

BLUEBIRD PARK REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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Refinery Manager Jerry Forstell presented the check to St. Bernard Parish Government. Accepting the donation were Parish President Guy McInnis, District B Councilman Nathan Gorbaty and District D Councilwoman Wanda Alcon.

“I would like to thank C...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

St. Bernard State Park Awarded $1,098,625

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The $60 million will cover the cost of engineering, design and construction of 23 projects spanning our coast that will directly impact the communities that have been recovering since the spill.

St. Bernard State Park will receive improvements worth $1,098...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Parish Constructs Safe Rooms

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These safe rooms were placed on
Jean Lafitte Parkway and Bartolo Drive in Chalmette.  They wereconstructed at an elevation of 15 feet above ground.   Each station
is 300 sq. ft. and made of concrete walls 6 inches thick.  Th...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

TORRES PARK RENOVATIONS UNDERWAY

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Crews from the St. Bernard Parish Government Road Yard continued to lay fill for the skate park in general preparation for site construction by Grindline, a skate park specialty contractor. Additional preparations are being made on the adjacent site for t...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Mississippi River Trail Groundbreaking

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This phase of the trail extends from the east side of Valero Refinery in Meraux to the Violet Canal in Violet. Construction will include a 10 ft. wide asphalt path on top of the Mississippi River levee and a handicapped accessible ramp and trailhead near ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Louisiana Ford Plant in Arabi Recognized

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The Ford Assembly plant, located in Arabi near the Mississippi River, has been an iconic structure of our community for almost a century. It was not only an economic engine for suburban New Orleans, but also a local architectural treasure. The Ford plant ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Los Islenos Society and President Guy McInnis have private audience with King Felipe and Queen Letiz

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In recognition of the enduring contributions made to the preservation of the heritage and cultural traditions of Spanish Canary Islanders or Islenos to the history of Louisiana and the United States, a delegation of Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Socie...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Canary Islands President Fernando Clavijo visits St. Bernard Parish

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President Clavijo was brought to the Los Islenos Museum Complex in a motorcade with an escort provided by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department. The Canary Island Government delegation was received by Parish President Guy S. McInnis, Counc...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Office of Homeland Security holds Critical Transportation Needs Exercise

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John Rahaim, St. Bernard Parish Emergency Manager, spoke to participants during a Critical Transportation Needs (CTN) and Special Medical Needs (SMN) exercise. These programs are designed to assist those in need of transportation during an evacuation and ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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 4, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee formed

The purpose of the committee is to coordinate bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects throughout the Parish in accordance with the St. Bernard Parish Bikeway and Pedestrian Plan. Committee members include Donald Bourgeois, Parish Director of Capital P...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Annual State of the Parish Luncheon Highlights Local and Regional Success in St. Bernard

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The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with St. Bernard Parish Government, hosted its Annual State of the Parish Luncheon on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center.

The luncheon featured opening remarks from Louisiana ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Film St. Bernard Offers Additional Tax Incentives to Spur Local Economy

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The program was created to encourage growth and investment in St. Bernard Parish by offering a rebate for lodging, payroll expenses, and other production expenditures made within the parish.

The Film St. Bernard incentive is designed to complement the Loui...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Employee Safety Meetings

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 Robert Barton, St. Bernard Parish Safety Officer, speaks to a group of parish workers concerning workplace safety. Some of the topics were fire, tornado and active shooter. “In today’s society, you can never take safety for g...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

St. Bernard Coastal Restoration Projects Move Forward

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The East Delacroix Marsh Creation and Terracing project, which includes the creation of approximately 375 acres of marsh, was voted #1 in the Breton Basin. This marks the third consecutive year that St. Bernard Parish had a project recognized for its exce...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Water & Sewer Staff participate in Regional Career Expo

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The Regional Career Expo is an interactive fair for students in grades 9th –12th. Local high schools from Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Charles Parish participated in the daylong event. This program is intended to spread informatio...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Pardon our Progress

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Parish Government Crews are installing approximately 250 LED lights throughout the parish. The parish will have a reduce energy cost and result in a savings of approximately $50,000.00 annually. The parish appreciates the patience of its residents and bus...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Government clearing Bayous along Shell Beach and Yscloskey in Eastern St. Bernard

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 Marine debris was identified using side scan sonar in St. Bernard Parish waterways. Debris consists of abandoned marine vessels, discarded equipment and other debris.  The presence of such items is largely a consequence of weather event...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Government receives Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the first time

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For the first time in the history of St. Bernard Parish Government, the parish has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States a...

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St. Bernard Parish News