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

    Friday Mar 17 |

    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.


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

    Friday Mar 17 |

    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.


  3. 5 things you might have missed in Louisiana deficit debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 |

    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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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 .


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


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

    Dec 13, 2016 |

    North Shore commuters head toward the Causeway where there are full fog restrictions on the bridge. , the National Weather Service said.


  14. 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 .


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. Avondale Shipyard, public transportation seen as challenges for JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2013 |

    Finding a new use for Avondale Shipyard and improving public transportation are two of the most significant challenges that Jefferson Parish must address, President Jerry Bologna of the Jefferson Economic Development Commission President said Tuesday . His comments came at a Bureau of Governmental Research breakfast in Metairie, where the topic was Jefferson trends in the New Orleans region's economic development.


  18. Gretna dinner theater offers a 'Sip of Savannah' in latest productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 |

    To the excitement of local theater goers, the new play, "Savannah Sipping Society" will open on New Year's Eve at Timberlane Country Club amid other neat offerings on that special night. It's a production led by Sandy Bravender with stars from all over the metro area.


  19. New Orleans-area children helped by grief 'Swan Camp'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2016 |

    Tucker Doiron, a second year medical student at the LSU Health Science Center School of Medicine, watched as droves of children began poring into the gym. They lugged backpacks and sleeping bags.


  20. Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful's successful Autumn AffairRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 |

    Since 1997, Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful has been helping administer projects in cooperation with Jefferson Parish Parkways. Major beautification projects include the neutral grounds on Veterans Boulevard, Terry Parkway, Whitney Avenue, Lapalco Boulevard, Causeway Boulevard and the Huey P. Long West Bridge Circle.


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