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First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Kenner City Council approves food bank despite councilman's concern over funding

No one disputes the need for a new food bank, but 1st District Councilman Gregory Carroll -- whose district includes the current and future food bank sites -- is upset that some of the money for the project would derive from the sale of 1st District streets. ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

In Kenner, Mardi Gras declared a legal holiday - only 230 years later

But it was not until Thursday night, when the Kenner City Council unanimously voted on a new holiday calendar, that the city declared Mardi Gras a legal holiday, rather than one it simply observed. The vote passed 6-0, with no discussion."We had all along ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Students from the River Parishes named to 2014 spring semester honor list at SLU

John L. Dolese, Laura B. Theall, Bodie C. Dufrene, Kate D. Induni, Blake A. Lorio, Zachary M. Bergeron, Katherine M. Brand, Dominique T. Brogle, Anthony R. Dibenedetto, Jessica A. Fetty, Michelle A. Haydel, Nicole E. Haydel, Jaci R. Jamieson, Jennifer ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Jun 26 2014]

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"This is a City of Kenner food bank. It is not a District 1 food bank," Carroll said. "The precedent has always been that when streets are sold, the (money) goes back to the district."
"We had all along been celebrating it," said Council President Maria DeFrancesch. "And we're going to continue to do that. But in order to do that, you have to go through a formal procedure which, legally, Kenner never did."

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