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  1. Schools redistricting shuffles 400 West Jefferson studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NOLA.com

    ... headed farther from home to William Hart Elementary in Gretna, as one of more than 400 students affected by the Jefferson Parish School Board's plan to redraw attendance zones and ease crowding at Terrytown and other elementary schools. "I'm not ...

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  2. Mardi Gras business lasts all 12 months at Jefferson VarietyRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Washington Times

    ... When she's looking for green paillettes, gold spangled trim or purple plastic fleurs de lis she heads straight to Jefferson Variety Stores, Inc., in Jefferson, LA. "I go because they have the best selection and the largest amount of extraordinary ...

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  3. Jefferson's chief academic officer is headed to Orleans ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | NOLA.com

    Provided by Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Jefferson's Chief Academic Officer Michelle Blouin-Williams is headed to the Orleans Parish public school system.

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  4. Catholic Charismatic Renewal to be in River Ridge: East Jefferson religion news briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | NOLA.com

    Fresh Fire 2015, a daylong gathering for those in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, will take place July 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Matthew the Apostle, 10021 Jefferson Highway in River Ridge. The event is sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans and was formerly called the Regional Ministries Gathering.

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  5. Union contract drafted for Jefferson Parish public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Times-Picayune

    Three years after the Jefferson Parish School Board 's refusal to sign a union contract infuriated teachers and launched a business-union battle royale at the polls, a new contract is in the works. The draft, announced Tuesday , comes after swift negotiations with the Jefferson Federation of Teachers.

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  6. Jefferson schools chief's salary could reach $240,000 next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | NOLA.com

    New Jefferson Parish schools superintendent Isaac Joseph greets students at Ella Pittman Elementary in Harvey on Thursday, April 16, 2015. in a Harvey special session, though not everyone was overjoyed.

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  7. History of the Democratic Party: The Party of Jackson; or, what Van Buren builtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Daily Kos

    ... - the good, bad, and ugly - and I hope you'll enjoy it! - Stephen Yellin As the 1824 election approached, Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party had become the sole political party in the United States. Yet this apparently total victory over ...

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  8. Here's how Jefferson Parish schools chief Isaac Joseph could be gradedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Times-Picayune

    If the School Board approves, Jefferson Parish schools Superintendent Isaac Joseph will be judged on community engagement. He will be judged on fiscal transparency, on how he improves school buildings and on whether he supports student achievement.

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  9. Thunderstorms, high winds threaten St. Charles, Jefferson, St. Tammany parishes Tuesday afternoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Times-Picayune

    ... of strong thunderstorms, both accompanied by winds gusting up to 50 mph, are threatening St. Charles, northern Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes on Tuesday afternoon (June 23), according to special weather statements from the National Weather ...

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  10. Jefferson Parish to hold spelling bees for grownupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Times-Picayune

    Winners of the Jefferson Parish Library adult spelling bee held last year in Metairie are, from left, Bertha Smith, second; John Lipani, first; and Gavin Cress, third. The first West Bank sponsored by the library system is coming up in Harvey.

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  11. History of the Democratic Party, a new series: The Party of JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | Daily Kos

    ... barely finished building not far away. It was there on Capitol Hill, in the new nation's new capitol, that Thomas Jefferson - nearly 58 years old, writer of the Declaration of Independence and a host of stirring literary works, inventor, ...

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  12. Jeffersonians celebrate opening of their Performing Arts CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | The Times-Picayune

    The Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie celebrated a gala opening Saturday, June 20, 2015, with a reception, speeches, and performances by local arts groups. as he watched the opening-night crowd pour into the Jefferson Performing Arts Center.

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  13. Al Reisz is Artist of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Sea Coast Echo

    ... League and displayed in several SAL shows. His work has won awards as a former member of the Bayou Woodturners of Jefferson, LA and also the Gulfcoast Woodturners in Houston, TX. He is married with two sons and recently relocated back to the Gulf ...

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  14. Jefferson politicos have waged Harahan-Elmwood border battles for decadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | NOLA.com

    ... Vinny Mosca floated the idea of annexing Elmwood properties into Harahan. Mosca saw the first step as convincing Jefferson officials to let their properties go. "Obviously their cooperation is requested," Mosca told The Times-Picayune in 1996. ...

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  15. Elmwood and Harahan couldn't be more different, or more closely intertwinedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | NOLA.com

    ... to the Joseph S. Yenni Building located in Elmwood's borders, on Elmwood Park Boulevard. The government seat for Jefferson's east bank, the officials who occupied the Yenni building were once not as clear as to where they stood. Official government ...

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  16. BESE committee OK's Jefferson charter school's move, expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | NOLA.com

    The Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy, an alternative charter school with two campuses, may move one location and expand another, a state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education committee decided Tuesday . If the full board approves Wednesday, the academy's Metairie campus will move to the shuttered St. Agnes Roman Catholic School site in Old Jefferson for the 2015-16 academic year.

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  17. Biz: JPAS Gala, JEDCO-Jefferson Chamber, Frank Davis, Alexandria Museum of Arts, BRACRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | BayouBuzz.com

    Jefferson Parish Camber and the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission team up to offer seminars on Office Technologies; The JPAS Building opening gala is coming; BRAC offers testimony; Alexandria gets art; Frank Davis bridge honored, and more.. Technology plays a vital role in a business environment.

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  18. Metairie is the best suburb, NOLA.com readers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The Times-Picayune

    ... (June 16), Metairie had 448 votes (26 percent). Harahan did come in second, with 334 votes (19.45 percent). East Jefferson was the big winner in the poll, with River Ridge coming in third with 244 votes (14.21 percent). The north shore grabbed the ...

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  19. More black principals in Jefferson public schools, data showRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | NOLA.com

    The percentage of African-American principals in Jefferson Parish public schools has increased by 8 points since 2011, school system data show. The percentage of black deans has increased by 10 points.

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  20. Mount Carmel announces East Jefferson honor rollRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The Times-Picayune

    ... of Metairie, Jo Galloway of Metairie, Mallory Gillen of Metairie, Claire Graff of Metairie, Sarah Hendrickson of Jefferson, Julia Hollander of Kenner, Emily Johnson of Kenner, Lauren Labbe of Jefferson, Madison LaCombe of Metairie, Johanna Rose ...

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