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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Parish Officials celebrate improvements to Sidney Torres Park

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Parish President Guy McInnis and the St. Bernard Parish Council celebrated the improvements to the park including a new state-of-the-art playground, fitness zone and skate park. These improvements will play an important role in the revitalization of the a...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Government Choir

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Members of the SBPG Choir are in alphabetical order Paula Barth, Brittany Bienemy, Mary Chauppetta, Juanita CoCo, Clarisa Duplessis, Lenor Duplessis, Malaika Joseph-Hills, Donna Hooper, Melissa Karter, Henry Maitre, William McGoey, Briane Payne, Fredonia ...

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Posted on: January 22, 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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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Parish Officials make improvements to Riverbend Subdivision Playground

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St. Bernard Parish Government Officials celebrated improvements to Riverbend Subdivision Playground in Violet with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. On hand for the ribbon cutting were Parish President Guy McInnis, Council Vice-Chair Kerri Callais, District E Co...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

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The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is responsible for keeping St. Bernard Parish families informed by providing up-to-date information on homeland security and emergency operations as they are applicable to federal, state and local...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 2, 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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Recreation Department News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department News

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The St. Bernard Recreation Department kicked off the baseball/softball season with a Jamboree this past weekend, The season officially starts this upcoming weekend, Photos courtesy of Recreation Department.

Recreation Department News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program hosts Monthly Sock Hops at Val Riess Sports Complex

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St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program will host a Sock Hop on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The sock hop will be held at Val Riess Sports Complex located at 1101 Magistrate Street (end of Palmisano Blvd) in Chalmette. There will als...

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Recreation Department News

News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2018

Funding approved for East Delacroix Marsh Creation

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The project, which will create over 350 acres of marsh and several miles of marsh terracing on the east side of Delacroix, had previously been voted #1 in the Breton Basin and #2 statewide. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) origin...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

SKYWARN Spotter Class

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The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations....

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

ST. BERNARD PARISH GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER BOARD VACANCIES

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Requirements for this Commission’s appointments are as follows:

A resident of St. Bernard Parish

A registered voter of St. Bernard Parish.

Applications are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the St. Bernard Parish G...

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

Delacroix Island Shipyard Ribbon Cutting

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The Meraux Foundation donated waterfront property for the new pier as well as property across the highway for the newly-dedicated shipyard. Located close to fishing waters, vessels will not need to travel as far inland for repairs. This shorter trip will ...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

St. Bernard Leisure Program to host Donuts with Santa on Saturday, December 15th in the Civic Center

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The cost for admission is $8.00 per person but will include FREE access for Children 1 and under. The following will be provided for attendees:

1 complimentary Photo with Santa

2 donuts

Choice of milk or juice

Gift from Santa

Children can write a letter to San...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

St. Bernard Parish holds Veterans’ Recognition Ceremony

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Following the parade, a recognition ceremony was conducted by students from various schools throughout St. Bernard Parish. Bonnie Cook of the Francois deLery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who helped with the development of the monum...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

BLUEBIRD PARK REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY

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The playground, 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 of Mandeville, features sensory learning an...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Val Reiss Sports Complex Ribbon Cutting

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The ribbon was cut by Gulf Coast Bank Market President Gus Riess in honor of his uncle Val Riess. Val Riess Park was named in honor of Val Riess who served as a Police Juror and Parish Manager. Parish President Guy McInnis thanked everyone involved and st...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Officials break ground on Palmisano Playground

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The playground will include a play structure, independent spinner, poured-in-place rubber surfacing, a shade structure, benches, trash cans, bike racks and a fence. The cost of construction is $30,000 and will be funded with Murphy Oil Cy Pres Committee. ...

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

St. Bernard to hold World War I Centennial Event

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St. Bernard Parish Government and the Daughters of British Empire in Louisiana are hosting an event at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War on Saturday, November 10th. They wil...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

St. Bernard Parish Government participates in Clean Fuel Summit

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  • The two attended presentations by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Dr. Chuck Carr Brown. These presentations touched on topics such as the state’s clean transportation efforts, the Regional Planning Commission&rsqu...
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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Hundreds attend Trunk or Treat

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St. Bernard Parish Government would like to thank everyone who donated or volunteered to make this year’s event a success.

  • Amanda Miller Realty
  • Property Title
  • Sidney Torres Law Office
  • Performance Mortgage
  • Ochsner Hospital
  • McDonalds of St. Bernard
  • St. B...
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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Parish Officials celebrate improvements to Sidney Torres Park

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Parish President Guy McInnis and the St. Bernard Parish Council celebrated the improvements to the park including a new state-of-the-art playground, fitness zone and skate park. These improvements will play an important role in the revitalization of the a...

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St. Bernard Parish News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Delacroix Island Shipyard Opens

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The Delacroix Island Shipyard marks the first parish owned boat lift and shipyard facility in Eastern St. Bernard Parish. The lift will provide operational assistance for various vessels. The Marine Lift has a capacity of 75 tons with the ability to safel...

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

St. Bernard Parish host WEFTEC Conference on Disinfection

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The workgroup and tour was led by Jacob Groby, Superintendent of Environmental Department. and Adam Faschan of Ardurra Group Engineers.

Representatives from 3 different nations and 12 states came together to take part in the workgroup and tour the plant be...

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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: 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 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 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: 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 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