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  1. Qualifying begins Wednesday for Jean Lafitte Town Council electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | NOLA.com

    Qualifying begins Wednesday for the spring municipal elections. In Jefferson Parish , only Jean Lafitte officials will be up for election March 28. Voters will choose a mayor and five members for the Town Council.

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  2. Lafitte Fire Department gives free smoke detectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... more information about these events, call the fire department at 504.689.2086 or go by their location at 2385 Jean Lafitte Blvd. in Lafitte. Jean Lafitte National Park has regular weekly outdoor events including a ranger-guided walk to explore the ...

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  3. BP oil spill sets stage for "The Marauders"Read the original story

    Jan 31, 2015 | The News-Star

    ... Gus Lindquist, a one-armed shrimper who pops pills from a Pez dispenser, desperately searching the cheniers for Jean Lafitte's lost treasure while drug dealers Reginald and Vincent Toup harass him to stay clear of their massive marijuana crop. ...

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  4. Our Views: Conservation fund faces CongressRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | The Advocate

    ... approximately $205 million from the fund since its inception. The money has helped protect places such as the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve and the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge. The fund also has supported improvements in ...

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  5. Legion of Mars melds old and new at its Carnival ballRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... a reenactment of the Battle of New Orleans, with General Andrew Jackson, British General Pakenham and pirate Jean Lafitte making appearances, paid homage to the Battle of New Orleans. Continuing the humorous spirit of the tableau, a grog was made - ...

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  6. St. Joachim in Marrero plans Family ExpoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Mark your calendars for March 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for another fun filled Family Expo and Craft Show at St. Joachim Catholic Church, located on church grounds filled with beautiful old oak trees, near the entrance of Jean Lafitte National Park at 5505 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero. Chairperson Tammy Delaney said that the expo is an outreach program that offers the community an opportunity to come and receive information about products or services from local businesses, agencies and organizations.

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  7. Lafitte senior receives softball scholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... give personal attention, easing a student into college life," she said. Looking for some outdoor activities? Jean Lafitte National Park has regular weekly events including a ranger-guided walk to explore the swamp and wetlands each week from ...

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  8. Notable: First-time novelists off to a good startRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... g shrimper who encounters all manner of very bad people as he searches for the long-lost treasure of the pirate Jean Lafitte.

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  9. Lafayettea s Les Brigands de Lafitte abandons ship for ballRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2015 | The Advocate

    Les Brigands de Lafitte held its 61st Ball Masque on Jan. 17 in the Frem F. Boustany Ballroom at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center. The entrance to the ballroom was highlighted with a graphic of the Etoile Rouge, Lafitte's famous fighting ship, and a large likeness of Jean Lafitte.

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  10. Christmas tree marsh restoration complete in Jefferson Parish, volunteer event cancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... that it is cancelling a Jan. 17 volunteer event to continue placing trees to shore up Goose Bayou, near Jean Lafitte. "Jefferson Parish would like to thank all the individual volunteers and organizations for helping make this year's project a great ...

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  11. 200 Years Ago Today, the Battle of New Orleans Redefined AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | US News & World Report

    ... persistent. Among these are the notion that the Kentucky rifle won the battle (it was mainly artillery); that Jean Lafitte and his pirates played a central role (an exaggeration based on a combination of the romantic appeal of pirates and a fake ...

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  12. Battle of New Orleans bicentennial exhibit brings Andrew Jackson's jacket backRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... a statue in New Orleans' old town square. But in the 1938 and 1958 movies titled "The Buccaneer," the pirate Jean Lafitte (Yul Brynner in the later movie) was the real savior of the Crescent City. Though, Miller said, in reality the pirate commander ...

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  13. Jean Lafitte didn't save New Orleans but added intrigue to the battle: David HeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2011 | NOLA.com

    Two hundred years ago an unlikely hero emerged from the Battle of New Orleans: a French-born pirate, smuggler and privateer named Jean Laffite. Though the British tried to bribe him, it's said his love for America was so great that he brought his followers to Gen.

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  14. The trails of Jean Lafitte National Park have a special winter beautyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | NOLA.com

    The swamps and marsh lands of Jean Lafitte National Park are uniquely beautiful in the spring and summer. Lush green vegetation grows everywhere and is marked by a wide variety of blooms in various shapes, sizes and colors.

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  15. St. Bernard sheriff's deputes attended funeral of murdered New York City policemanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... recognized all the officers on board for coming to New York, which also included ones from the Gretna and Jean Lafitte police departments, over the airplane intercom and the other passengers applauded them. The information in this article was ...

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  16. Battle of New Orleans was crucial US victory after all, historians now sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    ... slaves, said Vella, the Tulane historian. As for the other hero of the Battle of New Orleans, the French pirate Jean Lafitte, he was a slave-runner and tax cheat who likely never even heard a shot fired during the battle, said William C. Davis, a ...

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  17. Historians: Battle of New Orleans crucial for USRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... slaves, said Vella, the Tulane historian. As for the other hero of the Battle of New Orleans, the French pirate Jean Lafitte, he was a slave-runner and tax cheat who likely never even heard a shot fired during the battle, said William C. Davis , a ...

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  18. Fireworks safety reminders for New Year's EveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    ... AREA AND WET DOWN ROOFTOPS AND DRY VEGETATION IF POSSIBLE. ALSO REMEMBER Fireworks ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN GRETNA, JEAN LAFITTE, UNINCORPERATED ST TAMMANY AND ST BERNARD AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST AND PLAQUEMINES PARISHES. REPORTING ON YOUR SIDE, KELSEY ...

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  19. Hurricane Katrina's legacy provides sobering note amid Ohio State's Sugar Bowl maniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Cleveland.com

    ... reflect on what happened In late August of 2005. But it is as much as part of the city's history as the pirate Jean Lafitte, Andrew Jackson and the redcoats in 1814, and Archie Manning, the former Saints quarterback and father of current NFL ...

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  20. On a fire truck in Marrero -- that's how Santa rollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Orleans style. They visit children in Woodmere, and subdivisions along Ames and Barataria boulevards, as far as Jean Lafitte Park. Training Chief Ernest Esteve said they roll on one day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each year and return to the fire station ...

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