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  1. West Jeff Medical Center fixture, Jennifer Steel, steps down from full-time postRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 |

    Jennifer Steel, West Jefferson Medical Center's community relations director, and her husband, Dr. Lionel Bourgeois, are frequent visitors to festivals, community events and meetings around the West Bank, such as the annual Night Out Against Crime at Terrytown Playground. Steel has retired from the hospital after 45 years.


  2. South Claiborne is open: Here's the status of the other big Uptown drainage projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 |

    Uptown New Orleans residents have probably noticed that every lane along South Claiborne Avenue is open to traffic for the first time in more than five years, as construction crews wrap up the final touches to a major drainage project. Two of six big projects on South Claiborne, Jefferson, Louisiana and Napoleon avenues are expected to end this year, Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Rene Poche said Tuesday .


  3. New Orleans' Donna Blunt serves 'mama' role for seven Magnolia womenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 |

    For almost three decades, Donna Blunt has held several titles at Magnolia Community Services, including residential training specialist, direct support personnel and house parent. The title she cherishes most, however, is an unofficial one that the seven women who live in Joey's River Road Cottage have bestowed on her - Mama Donna.


  4. Leona Majoria, 92, makes 'best meatballs on planet'; unites family with foodRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 |

    Children, in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren all gather around Leona Majoria on the third Wednesday of every month. It's the family dinner tradition.


  5. Nine JPPSS students create art that will hang in Bayou Segnette Park cabinsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 |

    The artwork of nine East Jefferson high school students will adorn the walls of Bayou Segnette Park cabins soon. The nine were among 16 Jefferson Parish Public School System students who won an art contest.


  6. Bill allows sharing St. Bernard levee costs with Orleans, East JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 |

    A view of part of the Chalmette Loop hurricane levee and floodwall in St. Bernard Parish as it was being built, June 3, 2011. A bill being considered by the 2017 Legislature could allow taxpayers in New Orleans and East Jefferson pay part of the costs of maintaining this and other flood risk reduction projects in St. Bernard Parish.


  7. Fisher art student's 'dream' reaps $7,500 scholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 |

    Lexi Despaux, with a desk full of art supplies at her fingertips, was told to "Dare to Dream." That was the theme of the 2016-17 Rau for Art contest.


  8. Trapped in traffic after a crash: What's the protocol when highways are shut down?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2017 |

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were closed Thursday morning at I-310 because of a wreck over the Bonnet Carre Spillway, traffic authorities said. The wreck is at the top left of this DOTD traffic camera photo.


  9. Old Jefferson man booked with rape of teenagerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 |

    Kamurt Bridges, 57, of Old Jefferson, was booked with third-degree rape and oral sexual battery of a 15-year-old girl. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators arrested an Old Jefferson man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.


  10. Effort to recall Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni is droppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 |

    Organizers of a recall to oust Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni halted their efforts Friday , saying they won't have collected the needed 90,527 signatures by the April 6 deadline. By state law, the organizers had 180 days from the launch of the Oct. 12 petition to collect the required signatures to force a referendum on recalling Yenni.


  11. It costs Jefferson Parish $1.3 million to host free eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 |

    Various festivals and parades that dot the social calendar in Jefferson Parish -- and many other sites around the metro New Orleans area -- are billed as "free" parties. But someone must pick up the party tab.


  12. 5 things you might have missed in Louisiana deficit debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 |

    Here are some smaller items that have come up in the discussions about how to close Louisiana's $304 million midyear budget deficit. at midnight.


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

    Feb 7, 2017 |

    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.


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

    Jan 26, 2017 |

    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.


  15. 3 New Orleans-area alternative schools get their report cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 |

    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 .


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


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

    Dec 28, 2016 |

    A federal judge last week dismissed a lawsuit against contractors involved in a major drainage project that allegedly damaged property in Uptown New Orleans . U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt threw out a complaint Dec. 20 that was filed by the Sewerage and Water Board against Cajun Constructors Inc., B&K Construction and Boh Bros.


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