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DHH promotes in-home support bills
The state health agency on Tuesday promoted changes in some of the laws governing in-home care of the elderly and developmentally disabled.
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Westwego to ask Jefferson Parish government to handle hazardous materials permitting
After wrangling in recent months with a chemical storage terminal inside the city limits, Westwego officials hope to lean on Jefferson Parish's government to monitor and permit companies that handle hazardous materials.
Tuesday at the Louisiana Legislature
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Legislature 2014 session -- Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, left, and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, right, applaud Gov. Bobby Jindal as he arrives to address the joint session of the Legislature to start the 2014 session.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Twenty years in the making, Westwego to seek bids to build new city hall
Westwego City Hall, 419 Avenue A. The city plans a replacement at Fourth Street and Central Avenue, using $3.6 million in federal funds.
Westwego City Council meeting borders on brawl
Confrontation and drama are not unusual at Westwego City Council meetings, in the form of raised voices and politically charged accusations.
St. Joseph's altars abound on the West Bank
If you're looking for a good place to experience St. Joseph's Day on March 19, the West Bank, with its strong contingent of Sicilians, is a good choice.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
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Legislative session opens Monday
Monday marks the start of this year's legislative session, and as lawmakers start to make their way to Baton Rouge, there's a wide range of issues waiting on them.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Number of items on 2014 legislative session agenda
Decisions involving marijuana, Common Core, tort reform, gun control and the minimum wage await legislators at the State Capitol this year.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Jefferson Parish arrest reports, March 5-6
William Starr, 51, 1135 E Avenue, Westwego, was arrested at Jefferson Highway and H Avenue in Westwego and booked with hit and run, driving with a suspended license and no insurance.
Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents Perfect Wedding, Now thru 3/23
Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents their final mainstage performance of their 36th season, PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon .
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Los Islenos Fiesta, Pawdi Gras, and more things to do around New Orleans Sunday
Los Islenos Fiesta, Soul Fest, and the Pawdi Gras parade offer plenty of family-friendly options on Sunday .
Willie Nelson at the House of Blues, Jim Jefferies at the Civic, and...
Willie Nelson headlines the House of Blues, and Jim Jefferies brings a standup show to the Civic Theatre on Friday .
Bayou Segnette Complex, Lake Pontchartrain named among 2013's best construction projects
The Associated General Contractors of America gave Baton Rouge-based Cajun Constructors, Inc. its Alliant Build America Award for best federal and heavy project after constructing Westwego's Bayou Segnette Complex.
Jefferson Parish arrest reports, March 1-4
Benjamin Levy, 30, 420 Bouny St., New Orleans, was arrested at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna and booked with second-degree battery.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Westwego man arrested, accused of videotaping sex with teenager
Grady Bell III, 30, of Westwego, was booked with possession of pornography involving a juvenile and carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to Westwego Police.
Westwego groups working hard to get ready for St. Joseph's Day
Sadie Licciardi is making fig cookies for Our Lady of Prompt Succor's St. Joseph altar held on March 19 in Westwego.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Cabbageball tournament in Westwego to benefit baby with rare condition
Come out to cheer for your favorite team while supporting a great cause. A benefit cabbage ball tournament will be held on Mar. 15 at the A.J. "Catfish" Bourgeois Park on behalf of baby Noah Bracey.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
One member of Young Men's Business Club in Westwego isn't dressing the part
Jean Fonseca is surprised at her 60th birthday party. She thought she was attending an initiation ceremony for the Young Men's Business Club.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Most Louisiana officials caught receiving excess PAC contributions refunded the money, others not a dime
Louisiana politicians who were identified last fall as taking excess campaign contributions have refunded more than $282,000 to donors, records show.
Amid rocky relations with Westwego, Blackwater Midstream expands to Harvey
We take a lot of pride in the safety record that we have achieved at our Westwego facility."