Early Voting for Nov. 3 election

Early Voting for the November 3, 2020, election will be held Friday, October 16 through Tuesday, October 27 (closed Sundays), from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters Office, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. A face mask is required to enter the building. To view a sample ballot or text of the proposed constitutional amendments and/or the summaries of the proposed constitutional amendments, please visit www.GeauxVote.com. For more information please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 504.278.4230, 504.278.4231, or 504.278.4232.

Fake Streaming Service Attempts to Scam Chalmette Football Fans

This past Friday, October 2, Chalmette High School football played their first game of the season against Holy Cross. Unfortunately for the Owls, they endured a blowout 56-7 loss in front of a sold-out stadium—which was filled with a sizable crowd adhering to mask wearing and social distancing mandates to the best of its abilities.

MRGO Rock Dam Decreasing Salinities

In a recently published report, the MRGO Must Go Coalition—an environmentalist group founded in 2006 whose stated goal is “to ensure that the ecosystem impacted by the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) is restored”—outlined how the MRGO rock dam has positively assisted coastal restoration in recent years.

Underage Car Thieves Stopped by Sheriff’s Office

Two teenage girls, ages 15 and 11, were arrested on Friday, Sept. 25 after a one day long spree of car theft that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 24. Officially, the two girls, not even old enough to drive, were booked for “simple robbery, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, and one count of the theft.” The older of the two girls was also booked for a July warrant of theft of a motor vehicle in Arabi. According to a press release

	St. Bernard Parish partners with Valero Meraux Refinery and Nunez Community College in Hurricane Laura Drive

St. Bernard Parish partners with Valero Meraux Refinery and Nunez Community College in Hurricane Laura Drive

St. Bernard Parish teamed up with Valero Meraux Refinery and Nunez Community College in a true community partnership to collect items for Hurricane Laura victims in Southwest Louisiana. The focus of the drive was to collect baby items to replenish those that families lost during the recent devastation in Lake Charles. Items collected included diapers, formula and other gear parents need to make their babies comfortable during this difficult time. In addition to collected items, some also wrote checks which will be donated to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles.

Coastal Restoration Coming to St. Bernard

St. Bernard Parish could be set to begin two coastal restoration projects in the next year. While these projects have the same goal in mind, they are separate from one another and would be funded by two different government entities. One project will receive a huge sum of money from the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG), a “joint effort of the State of Louisiana and federal trustees” attempting to “heal Louisiana from the injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” while the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will provide funding for the other project.

St. Bernard Chamber to host Political Forums on October 7

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce will host an evening of political discussion on Wednesday, October 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers at 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, in preparation for the upcoming elections in which parish residents will choose from candidates running for St. Bernard Parish Judge seats in Divisions A and E. In addition, residents will hear from candidates running for Justice of the Peace for Wards B, F, H, and J and for Constable Justice of the Peace for Wards B, C, I, and J.

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