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Gretna Christmas tree lighting a West Bank favorite
The annual Gretna Christmas Tree Lighting was enjoyed by all, including, left to right, Councilman-at-Large Wayne Rau, Mayor Belinda Constant and Dodie Rackley.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Public gets the chance to participate in Jefferson Parish hospitals lease
Jefferson Parish citizens are being invited to participate in the lease process for the parish's two public hospitals for the first time with a pair of public meetings on either side of the Mississippi River.
Good commercial news makes leaders eager for West Bank revitalization study
Jefferson Parish leaders hope a West Bank revitalization study can help retain and encourage new residents to move the community to compliment a recent increase in commercial development.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Fast-food workers strike, push for $15 per hour
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Gretna's proposed annexation of Terrytown property attracts criticism
Crews clear property in Terrytown that the city of Gretna is considering annexing on behalf of a developer.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Gretna Christmas tree lighting is a gift to the community
The Old Gretna Post Office at Fourth Street and Huey P. Long Avenue in historic downtown Gretna was the scene for the annual Gretna Christmas tree lighting.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Zoning adjustments, Kenner's young advisers: Jefferson Parish politics links
Fourteen land use cases pepper the agenda of the Jefferson Parish Board of Zoning Adjustments when it meets Monday at 4 p.m. in Gretna.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Pastoral Emeritus Installation: 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 2727 Jackson St. The church will celebrate the installation of the Rev.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Holiday season bittersweet for Gretna institution Casey Jones Supermarket
Casey Jones Supermarket, a Gretna and West Bank institution for nearly 50 years, will close next spring.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
State moves to recover more than $2M from noncomplaint NGOs
State Treasurer John Kennedy said Tuesday he is referring 21 community groups to state agencies for debt recovery and legal action, after they could not account for how they used more than $2.3 million in state money appropriated in 2007 and 2008.
Jefferson Parish property tax bills are in the mail, due immediately, delinquent Jan. 2
Jefferson Parish 's tax collector is mailing 2013 property tax bills this week. They are due upon receipt and become delinquent Jan. 2. The Sheriff's Office , which is Jefferson's ex officio collector, said it started Monday on mailing 176,177 commercial and residential notices totalling $346.8 million.
Houma Nation Tribe holds Thanksgiving feast in St. Bernard, hoping to ...
Brandy Bourgeois of Chalmette, a Houma Indian, said she is glad the tribe is trying to maintain its culture and pass it on to its young people through gatherings like the Thanksgiving dinner she attended recently with her husband, Nicholas, and their children, in St. Bernard Parish.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Seven suspects in LeBeau Plantation fire were looking for ghosts, sheriff says
"They would take many nighttime excursions, going there just hoping to see a ghost."
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Bonds set for 7 arrested in LeBeau arson, range from $450,000 - $75,000
Bonds ranging from $450,000 to $75,000 were set by a judge in St. Bernard Parish on Monday for the seven suspects arrested Friday in the arson destruction of the historic 1850s LeBeau House near the Mississippi River in Arabi.
Paid parking for Gretna could draw large turnout at public hearing
The Gretna City Council is seeking to reinstate paid parking in downtown and will hold a public hearing Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall on the issue.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
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Mansion burns during ghost search
The historic 1850s LeBeau Plantation House in Arabi near the river in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, was destroyed by a fire on Thursday.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Husband of Gretna bakery owner jailed for arson and murder arrested as accessory
Gretna Police say Miguel Martinez, left, misled authorities about his wife, Lesly Martinez's, plans to torch her business, Lesly's Bakery, in Gretna on June 21. The two have been booked on murder charges in the death of Marta Alvarado-Lopez, who died in the intentionally-set blaze.
'Heart Wall' encourages adoption of children in New Orleans area
CASA Jefferson has been celebrating a week of activities to mark National Adoption Day.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Jefferson Parish grand jury indicts two in unrelated homicides
Robert Kyle, 78, of Metairie, was indicted Thursday with second-degree murder in the May 8 shooting death of Jerrel Oster, 39. She was shot in her head in her Metairie home.