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  1. Low water pressure this week around Jefferson, Louisiana canal construction sitesRead the original story

    Monday Feb 13 | Uptown Messenger

    Work on the water lines around the Louisiana and Jefferson avenue construction sites will cause low pressure for residents and businesses around those streets, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. Residents and businesses on Louisiana Avenue from Dryades Street to Loyola Avenue will experience low water pressure on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This work is part of the $82.6 million SELA Louisiana Avenue Drainage Canal Project.


  2. Tornado damages homes, businesses in Old JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 |

    The sign for the Metairie Bank branch on Jefferson Highway was heavily damaged after a tornado touched down Feb. 7, 2017, in the Old Jefferson area. and 3700 Jefferson Highway , where Jefferson Parish officials say a tornado touched down Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, damaging homes and businesses.


  3. Mike Yenni forms education task force to create 'quantifiable results' for Jefferson schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 |

    Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni announced Thursday the creation of a "president's task force on education." The group of 17 people include business leaders and educators will start meeting in February.


  4. 3 New Orleans-area alternative schools get their report cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 24 |

    Charter schools for struggling students have opened in New Orleans and Jefferson in recent years so they can graduate instead of dropping out. How is that going? The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education granted renewals and extensions to three of these schools Tuesday .


  5. Metairie couple starts grocery delivery business for seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 |

    The married couple started Senior Wellness Communications LLC in January to provide an affordable grocery delivery service and wellness checks for seniors and disabled individuals in East Jefferson. The couple started the business when they noticed a big need in the community.


  6. Jefferson Parish crime rate drops in 2016 amid 'weird' spate of murders, sheriff saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 |

    Law enforcement was "pleased" to learn unincorporated Jefferson Parish ended 2016 with the lowest overall crime rate since 1974, Sheriff Newell Normand said Wednesday afternoon during a press conference. Although the parish experienced 44 homicides last year -- a 59 percent jump from 2015 -- the sheriff's office saw a 5 percent drop in overall crime.


  7. Clancy DuBos: Another busy election yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    ... host of candidates. First to announce was state Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington. Look for others to join him soon. Jefferson Parish will see a special election of its own to replace District 4 Councilman Ben Zahn, who will become mayor of Kenner. ...


  8. Nick Giambelluca, 12-year Jefferson Parish councilman, dead at 85Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2017 |

    A former member of the Jefferson Parish Council and Jefferson Parish School Board for a combined 21 years, Metairie resident Nicholas Paul "Nick" Giambelluca died at the age of 85 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. A war veteran and former construction worker turned politician, Mr. Giambelluca viewed the latter pursuit as a "full-time job," his sister said.


  9. Swim lessons are a splashing success at West Jeff's Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 |

    Anne Early, Sammy Early, Janelle C. Perez, Jackie Gerstner and Fred Gerstner are very pleased with the results of a special swimming lessons program for children with autism at West Jefferson Fitness Center provided by Perez. The program improved life for the entire family.


  10. International School parents ask Jefferson school board to keep school openRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | Uptown Messenger

    After last week's vote by officials at the International School of Louisiana to close their campus in Metairie , parents there are beseeching the Jefferson Parish School Board to help find a building and keep the high-performing program open. Numerous ISL parents addressed the Jefferson board at a Tuesday night meeting, saying it made no sense for the C-rated Jefferson system to let a B-rated school like ISL slip away, and that it will be logistically difficult for them to follow ISL back to Orleans Parish, according to Chad Calder of The New Orleans Advocate .


  11. Parents ask Jefferson Parish School Board to help stave of closure of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | The Advocate

    ... year. More than a dozen parents and students of the International School of Louisiana's Metairie campus implored Jefferson Parish School Board members Tuesday night to find some way to keep the French and Spanish language immersion school from ...


  12. ISL to shutter Jefferson Parish campus; students, parents face uncertain futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | The Advocate

    The International School of Louisiana board of trustees has voted to not recharter its Jefferson Parish campus, leaving hundreds of parents unsure about their children's educational future. The campus, at 8101 Simon St. in Metairie, in the former Bunche Middle School building, is chartered through June.


  13. Judge dismisses lawsuit blaming contractors for Uptown drainage project damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 |

    ... S&WB, in turn, blamed the contractors for damage to houses and businesses in the Uptown area bounded by Jefferson, Louisiana and Napoleon avenues and Prytania Street. "Plaintiffs' homes have broken foundations, sinking floors, cracked interior and ...


  14. Tax Vote Could Eliminate LA Volunteer Fire Dept.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 |

    ... spell the end of a fire company that has been protecting families in the River Ridge area for six decades. The Jefferson Parish Council voted this month to put the rate increase on the April 29 ballot, drawing opposition from members of the Third ...


  15. Pup News: Meet FinnRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | WGNO-TV New Orleans

    Finn is down on his luck. His owner of a little more than a year is moving and can't take him. The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter was told that Finn is three years old, good with dogs, has a calm temperament when he is around people and does not ...


  16. Harahan Christmas parade ushers in holiday seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 |

    For the past 25 years, the Harahan Police Department's annual Christmas parade has rolled through the streets of Harahan in all its festive splendor ushering in the holiday season. This is the first year that the parade had an official Grand Marshal and that honor was bestowed upon Jefferson Parish Councilman Paul Johnston.


  17. Dense fog advisory issued for metro New Orleans, North ShoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 |

    ... Assumption, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson and Tangipahoa parishes. The National Weather Service said southerly winds are bringing warm, moist air into the area. The air is ...


  18. Jefferson Parish 1-cent sales tax in voters' hands SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 |

    Jefferson Parish plans to invest $329 million via bond issues to pay for 68 road and 64 sewerage projects on both sides of the Mississippi River . But the funding hinges on Saturday's referendum on renewing a 1 percent sales tax .


  19. Lucien Gunter, worked at intersection of business, politics, dies at 86Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 |

    Lucien Gunter, who spent much of his life working at the intersection of business and politics and led organizations dedicated to building the New Orleans area economy, died Tuesday . He was 86. A lifelong resident of the New Orleans area, Mr. Gunter's career included stints as president of the Port of New Orleans, the Harvey Canal Industrial Association and the West Bank Chamber of Commerce; executive director of the Jefferson Economic Development Commission; chairman of the Jefferson Business Council; and commissioner of the Louisiana Maritime Authority.


  20. Jefferson Parish recreation tax up for voters' decision SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 |

    Eighteen participants in Jefferson Parish 's youth athletics program filled the Bridge City Playground gymnasium one day last week, eager to play basketball. Practice lasted only an hour, but the lack of air conditioning created pools of sweat on their brows and backs.


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