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  1. Pink House in Old Jefferson renamed for 'godfather of aging'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    The Jefferson Senior Center at 4518 Jefferson Highway in Old Jefferson recently was renamed the Thomas C. Laughlin-Jefferson Senior Center in honor of a staunch advocate for the elderly who served for 30 years as chief executive of the Jefferson Council on Aging. Laughlin, known as the "godfather of the aging," was a scholar of geriatric law who worked tirelessly to provide a better quality of life for the elderly.

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  2. Brass-knuckle punch disputed in Bonnabel High assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Times-Picayune

    Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office cars at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School where a slashing was being reported Thursday, September 4, 2014. Two Bonnabel parents are now suing the Jefferson Parish School Board after another boy punched their son in the face.

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  3. Metairie hit-and-run is driver's 7th DWI arrest in 11 years, JPSO saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | NOLA.com

    Jose Cruz-Hernandez, 30, of Old Jefferson, was arrested and booked with DWI-fourth offense in connection with a hit-and-run in Metairie on Wednesday . Authorities said it was his seventh arrest on charges of drunk driving since 2004.

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  4. Jefferson fire officials slapped with pension lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | NOLA.com

    Jefferson Parish fire union chief Robert Burkett tells the Jefferson Parish Council he believes certain Fire Department employees are receiving illegal pensions The Louisiana Firefighters' Retirement System is suing the top two administrators of Jefferson Parish's largest fire department over potentially improper pension benefits . The system's director and general counsel, Steven Stockstill, said Wednesday the lawsuit is unprecedented: "It is the first time we have encountered the situation and not been able to correct the situation with the jurisdiction involved."

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  5. Suspect says drug addiction fueled East Jefferson burglaries: JPSORead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | NOLA.com

    Two men and a woman broke into five East Jefferson homes looking for property they could sell to support their drug addictions, according to authorities. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office burglary detectives arrested the trio while investigating a rash of break-ins that occurred in August at homes in Metairie and Old Jefferson, said Col.

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  6. Jefferson renaming senior center after elder-advocate LaughlinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | BayouBuzz.com

    Jefferson Parish will commemorate the renaming of its senior center Wednesday, honoring Thomas Laughlin for his decades of tireless advocacy for the parish's elderly citizens. Parish and civic officials will gather at 10 a.m. at the newly christened Thomas C. Laughlin Jefferson Senior Center - known as the Pink House for its painted stucco exterior - at 4518 Jefferson Highway.

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  7. East Jefferson 12-year-old ball players make ESPNRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | NOLA.com

    ... Dade Wooton, Kade Rivera, and coach Donald Abadie. It's not everyday that a group of 12-year-old boys from East Jefferson have an opportunity to have their baseball games broadcast on ESPN and the Longhorn network and highlights of their games ...

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  8. Some Kenner Discovery students move to Old Jefferson campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | The Times-Picayune

    Some Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy students are attending class in Old Jefferson this year. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved Kenner Discovery's short-term lease of the former Deckbar School building at 2112 Jefferson Highway on Tuesday , one day before the charter resumed classes.

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  9. 2 Jefferson charter schools untroubled by school site talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | NOLA.com

    Worksheets hang across a kindergarten class room at the International School of Louisiana in Harahan Thursday, November 1, 2012. International School and Celerity Woodmere Charter School are two operators the Jefferson Parish School Board is discussing in talks with the Dandridge desegregation task force.

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  10. 2 Jefferson charter school sites debated in desegregation caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | The Times-Picayune

    Two Jefferson Parish charter schools might have to find new homes in the coming years as the School Board moves closer to ending its federal desegregation agreement and reclaiming the campuses. At issue are the Ralph J. Bunche Academy building in Metairie and the Woodmere Elementary building in Harvey.

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  11. Union contract approved for Jefferson Parish teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The Times-Picayune

    Teachers are gathered on the grounds of Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High in Kenner for the second consecutive month of protesting outside a Jefferson Parish School Board meeting over the board's decision to scrap the previous Jefferson Federation of Teachers contract and begin anew. July 2, 2012.

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  12. Riverdale High goes back to school as alumnae reminisceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | NOLA.com

    The 2015-16 school year began in Jefferson Parish Public Schools today . Jefferson Parish Public School System Chief of Staff Germain Gilson and Chief Academic Officer Debra Cooper were at Riverdale High School, with Principal Danielle Yunusah, for the first day of class.

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  13. Overall crime down 5 percent in unincorporated Jefferson ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | NOLA.com

    Crime is down an estimated 5 percent in unincorporated Jefferson Parish during the first six months of 2015 according to statistics released Friday by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Overall crime was down an estimated 5 percent in unincorporated Jefferson Parish in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same time period last year, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday .

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  14. Arc of Greater New Orleans rebuilds stronger 10 years after KatrinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | NOLA.com

    ... he said. Prior to Katrina, Arc managed four centers and a respite home spread about in three parishes - Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard. Two centers flooded; the other two suffered damage due to high winds. "I knew picking up the pieces was not ...

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  15. New Orleans metro area's new principals for 2015-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | NOLA.com

    ... us a note in the comments section. Danielle Yunusah has been named the new principal of Riverdale High School in Jefferson. Her previous experience includes six years as the assistant principal of John Q. Adams Middle School. While there, she helped ...

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  16. Will 2nd trial in Jaren Lockhart murder be moved out of Jefferson?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | NOLA.com

    With Margaret Sanchez's trial looming in the Jaren Lockhart murder case, her attorneys have subpoenaed news media reports about the killing and dismemberment of the Bourbon Street dancer, the arrests and the prosecution of Sanchez and her ex-boyfriend, Terry Speaks . It's a sign that they might seek to move Sanchez's trial out of Jefferson Parish because of excessive publicity.

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  17. Jefferson Parish School Board vote on union contract delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | NOLA.com

    Student Edelmy Marin, middle, is honored by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers during the group's Louisiana affiliate at the organization's annual convention luncheon in New Orleans on Monday November 24, 2014. The Jefferson School Board will consider a contract with the group's Jefferson affiliate next Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

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  18. Strong thunderstorm to hit New Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles parishes untilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | NOLA.com

    Strong thunderstorms will affect New Orleans and Jefferson and St. Charles parishes through 4:45 p.m. Thursday. At 4:19 p.m., the storm was near Metairie, moving southwest at 35 mph, and could intensify, forecasters said.

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  19. Former Phil's Grill employee booked with burglary of Metairie restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | NOLA.com

    John Scott, left, and Tiffany Abernathy were arrested and booked with simple burglary. They are accused of burglarizing Phil's Grill, a Metairie restaurant where Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators said Scott used to work.

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  20. Strong thunderstorm affecting New Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles parishes until 9:15 p.m. SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    A strong thunderstorm will affect New Orleans and Jefferson and St. Charles parishes until 9:15 p.m. Sunday. A strong thunderstorm is moving across New Orleans and northern Jefferson and St. Charles parishes, leading the National Weather Service to issue a special weather statement Sunday evening .

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