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  1. Here are East Jefferson Night Out Against Crime eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 |

    National Night Out Against Crime is celebrated in the New Orleans area Oct. 13. Here is a list of East Jefferson events. If you don't see an event in your area listed here, check with your local law enforcement agency or neighborhood association.


  2. At 12:01 a.m., control of West Jefferson Medical Center changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 |

    West Jefferson Medical Center will become part of the LCMC Health system starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, under a lease deal finalized Wednesday. at 12:01 a.m. now that a lease deal three years in the making has closed.


  3. Jefferson Parish can leased West Jefferson Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 | The Wichita Eagle

    Jefferson Parish officials have secured approval from the state Attorney General's Office for an almost $600 million deal to lease the parish-owned West Jefferson Medical Center to a private operator. The state gave its blessing to the transaction in a letter sent Tuesday to Deputy Parish Attorney Ed Rapier.


  4. Veterans traffic signals already synchronized: Who knew?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 29 |

    Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie has been congested with vehicles for decades, so the Jefferson Parish Council and Regional Planning Commission are launching a study to synchronize the traffic signals. around 10 a.m., westbound traffic on Veterans moved smoothly, with signals at several successive intersections glowing green.


  5. Taxes, hospitals, Avondale: 5 notes from Jefferson candidate forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 29 |

    From hospitals to crime cameras to economic development, the forum hosted Monday night by the Civic League of East Jefferson saw the five candidates running for Jefferson Parish president addressing a wide range of issues. The candidates in the Oct. The most prominent are Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse of River Ridge and Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni .


  6. Live 6:45 p.m.: Jefferson Parish president candidate forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 28 |

    Candidates for Jefferson Parish president and the Parish Council's 5th District seat in Metairie are scheduled to appear at a public forum Monday at the Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Elmwood. It is hosted by the Civic League of East Jefferson.


  7. Harvey Hustlers members plead guilty to murder, drug distributionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 23 | The Times-Picayune

    ... being in jail for the rest of your life." Prosecutors say the Harvey Hustlers street gang operated out of West Jefferson neighborhoods, trafficking cocaine and heroin from Texas and selling the drugs throughout the New Orleans area. They were ...


  8. Jefferson School Board secretary resigns, shortly after complaintRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 19 |

    Cedric Floyd is sworn in as the newest member of the Jefferson Parish School Board in November 2008. School Board secretary Sharon Hunter has resigned, shortly after she filed a complaint against Floyd.


  9. Jefferson Parish candidate forum set for president, council seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 18 |

    The Civic League of East Jefferson has scheduled a public forum for candidates for Jefferson Parish president and the 5th Council District seat on Sept 28. It is to be begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Parish Council chamber at the Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. , Elmwood. Parish President John Young is running for lieutenant governor, leaving his current seat up for grabs on the Oct. 24 ballot.


  10. Jefferson School Board's president accuses its lawyer of money grabRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 9 | The Times-Picayune

    Cedric Floyd, left, the Jefferson Parish School Board president, says the board's attorneys didn't deserve as much as they made negotiating the school system's BP settlement, but board member Mark Morgan says Floyd is trying to divert attention from his own problems. , he said there wasn't enough evidence that Grant & Barrow did what it said it would do.


  11. Alexander Hamilton earned his place in US history - and on the $10 billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 8 | Bangor Daily News

    That's what John Adams more than once called Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury Secretary. Thomas Jefferson snobbishly described him as one who "from the moment at which history can stoop to notice him" was an enemy to American liberty.


  12. Jefferson Parish Councilman Paul Johnston confirms re-election tryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 4 |

    Jefferson Parish Councilman Paul Johnston of Harahan announced Friday what his campaign billboards made known weeks ago: He's running for a second term. The qualifying period for the Oct. 24 ballot begins Tuesday.


  13. 11 struggling Jefferson schools launch academic improvement plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 |

    SUSAN POAG / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Second grader Thaddeus Barnes works a math problem on an iPad as the Hornets and Chevron launched the Hornets Mathmobile Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Miller Wall Elementary School in Marrero. Miller Wall is one of 11 schools that the Jefferson Parish public school system is partnering with to boost test scores.


  14. Jefferson Parish president candidates face off in debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 |

    Candidates vying for the Jefferson Parish presidency in the Oct. 24 election debated for the first time Tuesday night in a forum hosted by Crimefighters of Louisiana, Inc., a tough-on-crime advocacy organization. Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse and Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni both sought to play to their audience, although neither can boast much in the way of direct law enforcement experience.


  15. Animal HousesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | Best of New Orleans

    Chili Pepper, an 11-year-old dog that was abandoned by her owners, is available for adoption at Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. Animal Rescue New Orleans 271 Plauche St., Elmwood, 571-1900; Adoption hours: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily Adoption fees are $100 for cats and $150 for dogs and include spaying or neutering, shots, microchipping, combo testing for cats and heartworm treatment if necessary.


  16. Louisiana's largest school system rethinking pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2015 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In the four months since a union-backed majority took over governance of Louisiana's largest public school system, the Jefferson Parish School Board has embarked on a clear mission to rethink or undo many of the old guard's initiatives. Board President Cedric Floyd is leading the drive, with a take-charge attitude that has ruffled feathers among some colleagues and school system employees.


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

    Aug 27, 2015 | 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.


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

    Aug 21, 2015 | 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.


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

    Aug 21, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Aug 20, 2015 |

    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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