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Public Notice - Tangipahoa Parish Rock Jetty-Breakwater Project at Lake Pontchartrain Shoreline

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Tangipahoa Parish is proposing to extend its existing rock jetty breakwater project along Lake Pontchartrain using additional federal Restore funds allocated through the U.S. Department of Treasury, along with matching grant program funds from the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). This extension will add an estimated [...]

Rock Jetty Breakwater Project

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Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller and his staff members joined Elos Environmental to inspect the progress of restoration on the Rock Jetty-Breakwater project. The purpose is to slow, and eventually stop shoreline erosion along the Tangipahoa Parish portion of Lake Pontchartrain.

Operation Angel - Press Release

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HAMMOND, LA – At a press conference earlier this morning, several Tangipahoa Parish law enforcement agencies came together to announce a new effort to help combat the drug problem in our community with help for addicts.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards and local law enforcement leaders were joined by Tangipahoa Parish officials to announce that they are bringing Operation Angel to Tangipahoa Parish. Participating authorities include the Ponchatoula Police Department, the Hammond Police Department, Tickfaw Police Department, Independence, Roseland, and Kentwood Police Departments, the 7th Ward Marshal’s Office, Tangipahoa Parish 9-1-1, Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, and 21st Judicial District Chief Judge Robert Morrison.

Operation Angel is a program designed to help people with addictions ranging from cocaine to alcohol get help. Historically, law enforcement has addressed the problem of drug addiction by simply placing the addict in jail, feeding a stigma that keeps users from seeking help. Operation Angel follows in the footsteps of a program out of Gloucester, Massachusetts which was started in 2015, but it’s the first of its kind in Louisiana.

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