Harahan voters will be asked next month to approve a new 3-mill property tax to fund maintenance and repairs of the city’s aging sewerage system.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn has reappointed Connie Montgomery to the Kenner Housing Authority board, less than three months after her resignation from the board prompted a city investigation into the agency that culminated in the firing of Executive Dir…
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Tuesday night to set aside $75,000 to hire a public relations firm to help educate voters ahead of the Nov. 18 election, when the board is asking voters to consider a new 8.45-mill tax dedicated to teacher a…
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that can be shared with a four-legged friend? Want to share the joy of pet companionship with people unable to care for a pet of their own? The Southshore Chapter of Love on a Leash, the foundation for…
Gwen Kelley, a librarian who specializes in genealogy and local history, will lead a seminar on vital records for family researchers at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Ten colleges will participate in a college night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
A probationary New Orleans police officer was jailed and suspended from his job following allegations that he forced sex on a woman in Kenner who had passed out drunk, officials said Tuesday.
Lake Pontchartrain and its shores harbor dolphins, manatees, sharks, redfish, bald eagles, alligators and pelicans. Unfortunately, the area also contains a lot of trash.
The Jefferson Parish School Board is hiring an attorney to look into allegations leveled against the district's superintendent by board member Cedric Floyd.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Last week’s devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey has taken a toll on both humans and animals. Many pets got separated from their families, and numerous animal shelters in the affected areas had to be evacuated because of rising waters.
Gwen Kelley, a librarian who specializes in genealogy and local history, will lead a seminar on the use of census records for family researchers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Jefferson Parish Schools in Grand Isle and Lafitte will remain closed Thursday as those communities continue to deal with effects from Tropical Storm Harvey.
The torch of Jefferson Parish law enforcement officially passed Thursday, going in a few brief moments from Sheriff Newell Normand, who has loomed over the parish's political life for a decade, to Joe Lopinto, a lesser-known but nevertheless exper…
On Labor Day, which is designed to honor American workers, there's no special food to eat, no gifts to be given, no fireworks to explode and no tradition of doing much of anything in particular. But that's a good thing: It leaves you free to find …
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
At Mount Carmel Academy, the Aug. 21 solar eclipse meant more than just funny glasses and some exciting astronomy lessons. Clubs put up booths to create the Solar Eclipse Experience fair, with music, activities including face painting and eclipse …
David Cappello, a business writer who lives in New Orleans, will discuss his new book, "The People’s Grocer: The People’s Grocer, New Orleans, and the Making of the Modern Retail World," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the East Bank Regional Li…
Clark is sweet, shy and looking for the right person to fall in love with. He does well with other cats. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit animalrescueneworleans.org.
The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will host both the 11th annual Tour de Jefferson and the inaugural LIVEWELL Fest on Sept. 10 at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie.
Dr. James Campbell, of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been chosen as 2017 family physician of the year by the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians.
CARVER CLASS OF 1972: The George Washington Carver Senior High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion Sept. 15-17. For information, call Janice Thomas at (504) 421-6237 or Jessie Jones at (504) 491-9724.
A discussion of "Cemeteries of New Orleans" by Peter Dedek will open the Coffee and Conversation literary initiative sponsored by the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Jefferson Parish Library. The free event will be at 7 p.…
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
The new board of the Kenner Housing Authority, meeting Thursday night just a day after the members were appointed by Mayor Ben Zahn, voted unanimously to fire Executive Director Marc Starling and suspend two other employees while an "active invest…
Jefferson Parish has employees from its drainage, public works and several other departments out clearing debris from catch basins, streets, culverts and canals and otherwise preparing for the expected rain storms spun off by Hurricane Harvey next week.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The sunny and inviting setting of the historic Cabildo makes getting up in time for a morning yoga class less of a stretch. Nina Boasso teaches the classes at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the gallery of the Cabildo, located in…
Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn has appointed three new members to the board of the city's housing agency, giving the body enough members to make a decision on the future of embattled Executive Director Marc Starling, who has been locked in a war of words w…
Jefferson Parish officials said Wednesday that the parish's drainage system is prepared for the expected landfall this weekend of Tropical Storm Harvey, and that they expect to be able to staff all of the necessary pumping stations.
One of the main reasons pets get surrendered to shelters is that the owners have a baby on the way. However, a new baby does not mean one has to get rid of the dog or cat.
Children's performer Johnette Downing put on a family friendly concert at the National Jazz Historical Park in New Orleans on Aug. 11. Downing recently was selected to receive the 18th annual Louisiana Writer Award for her contributions to Louisia…
On a recent Wednesday at Scandia House, vocalist Ariel Assaf and pianist Glyn Bailey rehearsed a repertoire that ranged from hymns to Broadway hits. Assaf’s dexterous soprano bounced from the chapel’s double tongue-and-groove ceiling boards and ha…
The Company: A St. Bernard Community Theatre is holding auditions for its November production of “Saturday Night Fever.” Auditions will be held at Nunez Community College Theater at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21-23.
New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, center, joined the monastic community July 11, the Feast of St. Benedict, for Mass and a blessing of the reopened St. Joseph Abbey, which was heavily damaged during flooding last year. Abbot Justin Brown pres…
Rhett Breerwood, historian for the Louisiana National Guard Museums in New Orleans and Pineville, will discuss “Military History of Southeast Louisiana” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Nino, a schnauzer, is about 4 years old and a great little dog. He is housebroken and gets along great with other dogs. Visit him daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the ARNO shelter, 271 Plauche St., in New Orleans. For information, email adopt@animal…
Now that school is back in session, there are many local students in need of uniforms. And that means the annual school uniform drive, sponsored by Adopt-A-Family, is underway and donations are needed.
From mini fridges and mattress toppers to clothes and supplies, UNO administrators, staff and returning students volunteered Aug. 12 to help freshmen and transfer students move into residence halls.
The Kenner Rotary Club continued its support of G.T. Woods Elementary School by delivering more than $1,000 of school supplies on Aug. 9, the day before the start of this new school year.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Jefferson Parish School Board members said Monday they were caught off guard last week when one of their colleagues suggested that Superintendent Isaac Joseph should be suspended for "possible violations of state law and board policy."
Sunday, August 20, 2017
The section of Old Metairie's main thoroughfare that is sometimes known as upper Metairie Road has long seemed a "poor cousin" to the rest of the street that curves eastward through Jefferson Parish toward the 17th Street Canal.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Jefferson Parish has long been known for its vast expanses of concrete that contribute to drainage problems, but new changes to its zoning laws are designed to help remedy that situation, one development at a time.