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Interesting night at NY Nick’s

Stopped by New York Nick's yesterday after work. I walked into a pep rally for ice hockey. The sports bar was packed with Pensacola Ice Pilot fans, all wearing various versions of the team's jerseys over the past few years. The elusive Jim Combs, commissioner for the Southern Professional [...]

Miller’s Wish List

Congressman Jeff Miller has released his list of appropriation requests: Defense Appropriations $29.484M Energy and Water Appropriations: Infrastructure Protection Technology for Department of Energy Control Systems $2 million Labor Appropriations: Hometown Heroes Reach Out and Raise Hope [...]

Remembering John Ma

On Thursday April 9, Horizen Restaurant, 3103 E. Strong Street, is hosting a special sushi day where all day long special rolls will be half off in memory of Chef John Ma, who committed suicide one year ago after ending his unknown battle with depression. Come by for sushi all day and enjoy a [...]

CMP developer agreement still not complete

Pensacola City Manager Al Coby has issued a memo to the city council that the developer agreement between CMPA and the Maritime Park Development Partners has yet to be finalized. He states that significant progress has been made and believes an agreement will be reached. The outstanding points [...]

Hockey returning???

OurSportsCentral.com reports: "Jim Combs, Commissioner of the Southern Professional Hockey League's Commissioner announced tonight that the Southern Professional Hockey League's Board of Governors has authorized him and select members of the Board to enter into discussions with potential investors, [...]

Covenant with the Community amendments approved

The CMPA board approved ian amendment that set priorities for the Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) program - the final document will be approved on Thursday: "The EBO Program will concentrate on finding potential Minority and Female Business Enterprise (MFBE) contractors, vendors, consultants, [...]

What Press-Register reported

The Mobile Press-Register reported on its new contract to print our daily newspaper. It is a multi-year deal that begins in early June. "This contract is especially important during these difficult economic times because it creates a substantial new revenue stream for the Press-Register," [...]

PNJ evolves

PNJ is reporting that it is moving its printing operations to Mobile. They are outsourcing it to the Mobile Press Register. A combination of 84 full-time and part-time jobs will be eliminated during the transition. Newsroom, circulation and distribution, advertising, marketing departments and [...]

Food World/Bruno could lay off 302

Bruno's Supermarkets LLC has posted WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notices with Florida's Agency for Workforce Innovation that it may lay 302 employees at its Food World and Bruno stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties (WARN notice). The effective per the notice is May [...]

IN CMP Finance Proposal

City Finance Director Dick Barker is proposing a finance plan for the Community Maritime Park that will cost $92.6 million and have level annual payments of $3.3 million (finance-agenda-4-6-09_164134-2). The bond market is tight and municipals are paying a premium --more than we think the [...]

CMP delays cost nearly $14.4 million

In March 2007, the City staff estimated that the CMP bonds would cost a total of $71,203,237 (see ecua-april-2007). In his March 2009 presentation, the cost of the borrowing increased to $85,602,469 (see page-7-march-23-presentation-1).

CRA can reduce annual payments to ECUA

Under Section 4.5 of the Interlocal Agreement, CRA can reduce the annual payments to the ECUA if the Florida Constitution is amended or the state legislature pays a bill that reduces the amount of TIF received by the CRA. So the CRA can change its payment schedule to the ECUA if there is a [...]

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