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GRETNA, La. (AP) — Curbside collection of recyclable materials in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte will begin on July 2. Parish officials say the company contracted for the service, Progressive Waste Solutions, has begun delivering 18-gallon recycling bins to residences.     

Bins will be provided to residences of four units or fewer.  

GRETNA, La. (AP) — School administrators in Jefferson Parish say more than 2,500 students will be directly affected by the decision this week to close seven public school campuses.

Those students will shift among 27 campuses, The Times-Picayune reports.

The decision means next week, with the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year, the seven Jefferson schools will adjourn for the last time.