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Amtrak Coast Starlight (los Angeles Seattle) Passing Moorpark Station

“Half the condos in Florida are probably owned by people in South Louisiana. And if you ride down there in the summer, you know just how bad the traffic is — and not just on weekends anymore. Now you’ll be able to get on a train with your bags, get off and get an Uber to go to your condo instead of driving. It just makes a lot of sense.”

John Spain, executive vice president of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and member of the Southern Rail Commission speaking about the late February announcement that Amtrak will resume service between New Orleans and Mobile in 2022. Round trips will be offered each morning and evening with stops in Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula.



This expansion project is a massive triumph for our parish as we recover from COVID-19 and look to the future development of St. Bernard. We are hopeful for a flurry of logistics and warehouse developments in the coming years that will add quality jobs to the community.

Meaghan McCormack, executive director of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, speaking March 10 about the groundbreaking of a new, $4 million warehouse space at the St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District’s Chalmette Terminal that will be leased by American Sugar Refining, Inc., operator of the Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery, the largest sugar refinery in the country. Construction of the 80,000-square-foot warehouse will begin this month, with plans to be fully operational by the end of 2022.



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A New Era is Dawning for Live Events. What Will It Look Like?
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Episode 44
New Zero Waste and Bulk Refill Shop Opens on Magazine Street
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Episode 43
Pandemic Primates
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