Hospital to hold free health fair in Lakeview

East Jefferson General Hospital will hold a free health fair and open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its new Lakeview practice at 7030 Canal Blvd.

The event will feature face painting, games, snacks, health screenings and more.

Medical staff will screen for blood pressure, body mass index and heel bone density. A diagnostic team will be available to discuss services such as ultrasound, interventional radiology, mammography and bone density imaging.

Staff should be able to answer any health-related questions or address any medical concerns.

“I encourage the community to attend the health fair and learn more about preventative care measures,” said Dr. Mark Peters, CEO of the hospital.

The Lakeview office opened in the spring.

For information about the health fair or services offered at the Lakeview practice, call (504) 503-6761 or visit

City job fair to focus on disaster recovery

The city of New Orleans will host a Disaster Recovery Business and Employment Information Job Fair from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the JOB1 office at 3400 Tulane Ave.

JOB1 is the city’s network of workforce partners that provide services to job seekers and employers.

The city’s Department of Sanitation, Office of Supplier Diversity and Office of Workforce Development/JOB1 are hosting the informational fair along with the city’s disaster recovery contractors, who are responsible for debris removal.

The job fair will supply information on how residents can prequalify to work with the city’s contractors following a disaster. All interested residents over age 18 are invited to attend.

The city is also inviting members of the business community who are interested in subcontracting opportunities after a disaster, particularly companies with equipment such as tandem trucks, self-loaders, roll-offs, bulldozers, forestry trucks, skid steers and front-end loaders.

All interested businesses, especially small and local businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises, are encouraged to attend.

For information, contact the Department of Sanitation at or call NOLA 311.

Open house planned on St. Charles zoning

The St. Charles Parish Planning and Zoning Department will host an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 4 in the Parish Council chambers at the Hahnville courthouse to discuss proposed changes to the parish’s zoning ordinance.

The address is 15045 River Road.

The parish’s zoning ordinance was adopted in 1981. In August 2014, the Parish Council approved a cooperative endeavor agreement with the University of New Orleans’ Planning and Urban Studies Department to revise and update the code to reflect modern-day needs.

The proposed changes under phase I of the project seek to update technical aspects of the zoning ordinance and its organization.

Recommended changes include updated standards for landscaping, required parking and stormwater runoff compliance for commercial developments; revisions to residential zoning districts to accommodate multiple housing types; and increased transparency, predictability and consistency with regard to the development review process.

Phase II will evaluate permitted uses and the organizational structure of various zoning districts.

To view the current zoning code, log on to stcharles and click on “Code of Ordinances.” The zoning ordinance is labeled Appendix A.

The proposed changes will be available on the news section of the parish website beginning Thursday.