Local News from St. Bernard Parish
Local News from St. Bernard Parish
The St. Bernard Parish Library is ending its 2014 summer reading activities
Monday, 07 July 2014 00:31

The St. Bernard Parish Library is ending its 2014 summer reading activities with a bang. Readers are invited to attend the final story craft sessions on Tuesday, July 8th at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or Wednesday, July 9th at 11:30 a.m. 'Booming Books' will features stories celebrating reading and libraries and will end with and eruption of fun and laughter.

Pre-readers thru 12th graders have until the library closes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10th to redeem their activities sheets for certificates and coupons and to be entered into the Grand Finale Prize Drawing set for Friday, July 11th at 3 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. Winners must be present at the drawing to claim their prize.

Monday, 07 July 2014 00:29


As part of the on-going testing of the parish's readiness capabilities, the St. Bernard Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will conduct a test of its Emergency Siren System on Thursday, July 17th at approximately 1:00 p.m. The test will last for approximately three (3) minutes.

St. Bernard Parish Releases Final Draft of the Comprehensive Plan
Monday, 07 July 2014 00:13

St. Bernard Parish Releases Final Draft of the Comprehensive Plan

St. Bernard Parish Government has announced that the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan is now available for public review. The Parish is proud to offer its citizens another opportunity to review and comment on this community effort that will help guide growth in the coming years.

Work on the Comprehensive Plan began in 2012 and this Final Draft is the culmination of direct citizen input, public involvement, and professional guidance. The Plan will help to guide future growth in the Parish but can only do so with the continued support of the people of St. Bernard Parish. Throughout the month of June, the Parish Planning Commission will be taking comments on the Public Draft of the Plan and Parish Staff will be available to assist citizens with questions. We encourage you to review the Plan and participate in the public hearing process by submitting comments or questions and attending the July 9th Public Hearing during a special meeting of the Parish Planning Commission.

The Plan can be downloaded at: www.stbernardparishcompplan.com

Comments may be made through the website via the "Stay in Touch" link or by contacting Michael Albert, Director of Community Development at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This planning project was made possible by funding from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Louisiana State Office of Community Development (OCD).

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held for Civic Center Marquee
Monday, 23 June 2014 00:00

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Parish Officials cut the ribbon on the brand new marquee in front of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center. The marquee was constructed by Coogan and Coogan, Inc. and features a high definition full color video display measuring 8 feet tall and 21 feet long. It's a welcome addition to the Sigur Center which hosts a number of events.

Pictured from left to right are Volunteer Presidential Advisor Judge David Gorbaty, Civic Center Assistant Mary O'Neil, Jerry Coogan of Coogan and Coogan Contractors, Tourism Coordinator Katie Tomasseo, Recovery Manager Donny Bourgeois, Recovery Staff Member Andrew Becker, Finance Director and Civic Center Board Member Ross Gonzales and Project Manager Mike Abadie. Photo by Lenor Duplessis

Notice of Public Hearing
Thursday, 05 June 2014 18:21



In accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire Civil Service Law, the St. Bernard Parish Fire Civil Service Board will hold a public hearing to consider the following changes in the Fire Department Classification Plan for the Classification of FIREFIGHTER:


School May Be Out, but Healthy Meals are Still In
Friday, 23 May 2014 00:00

Christian Fellowship Provides Free Breakfast and Lunch to Students all Summer Long

Christian Fellowship Church is excited to announce details for their 2014 Summer Feeding Program. During the summer, from June 2nd to July 25th, breakfast and lunch is provided to the children of St. Bernard at no charge. The Summer feeding Program will be closed on July 4th.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) program provides nutritious meals to children who may not otherwise have access to healthy food when school is out. In St. Bernard, many students rely on free and reduced-price school lunches and breakfasts. But when the last bell of the school year rings, those children are at risk of going hungry. The summer food service program helps close the gap and ensure that these kids have access to nutritious meals all summer long.

Connie Crumhorn Sworn In as Registrar of Voters
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:36

Connie Crumhorn was sworn in by Clerk of Court Randy Nunez as St. Bernard Parish's new Registrar of Voters. Acting Parish President Ross Gonzales, Sheriff James Pohlmann and former Police Juror Gus Riess were on hand for the ceremony. Ms. Crumhorn, who was hired in September, 2007, was appointed by the Council to replace Velma Bourg who retired earlier this year. Ms. Crumhorn's mother, Rita Crumhorn, worked in the Registrar of Voter's Office since 1976 and served as Registrar from 1988 until she retired in August, 2007.

Old Arabi Neighborhood Association to host the Old Arabi Marketplace
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:31
The Old Arabi Neighborhood Association invites the public to attend their first Marketplace event on Thursday, May 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Aycock Barn, located at 409 Aycock Street in Arabi. The new Old Arabi Marketplace is a collection of local arts, crafts, and food vendors. Friends and neighbors will gather at The Aycock Barn to shop in an outdoor atmosphere including live music and children's activities.

Vendor applications are still being accepted. To reserve a booth or for more information contact Maegan Dobson at (504)756-7143 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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BlueStone Ministries Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:28

Blue Stone MinistriesPastors Keith and Cindi Stone held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their new ministry located at 2001 Corinne Dr. Chalmette at the corner of St. Bernard Hwy. On hand for the ribbon cutting were Acting Parish President Ross Gonzales, State Representative Ray Garofalo and members of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce.

The Louisiana Lighthouse is home to BlueStone Ministries a leading member of the International Association of Healing Rooms (IAHR) based out of Spokane, Washington. There are more than 3,000 Healing Rooms in 67 countries. Pastors Keith and Cindi Stone founded BlueStone Ministries in 2007 and joined IAHR in 2008 when they opened Healing Rooms NOLA. The Louisiana Lighthouse is IAHR's regional office and model for Region 12 serving seven states in the Southeast United States.

Metro PCS Holds Grand Opening Ceremony in Chalmette
Monday, 19 May 2014 20:28
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Metro PCS held a held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Suite 3 in Chalmette. Co-Owners Hytham Joudeh, Anas Alqara, Ash Salem and Raouf Mousa were joined by Parish President David Peralta, Sheriff James Pohlmann, St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce Chairman Fred Sigur, Chamber Executive Director Stephen Reuther and other Chamber members.

Metro PCS is a franchise of T-Mobile Phone Company. The company sells cell phones and accessories. The company also accepts utility payments for Entergy and Cox Communication. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Photo by Lenor Duplessis. Pictured on the front row from left to right: Chamber Chairman Fred Sigur, Co-Owners Raouf Mousa and Ash Salem, Metro Regional Director of Sales Michael Mastascuso, Parish President David Peralta, Regional Vice President of Sales & Distribution Hank Taylor, Co-Owners Hytham Joudeh and Anas Alqara, Sheriff James Pohlmann and Chamber Director Stephen Reuther. Pictured in the back are Madeline Arena, Customers, Property Owners Frank and Douglas Arena, Chamber Members Gus Riess and Sean Warner.