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Jobs are the issue for the first strong mayor

April 7, 2010

Better Pensacola Forum Press Release Poll Indicates Jobs and Public Safety Top Voters Concerns Pensacola, FL-Pensacola’s citizens believe their next mayor should have job creation and economic growth very high on his or her radar screen…

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Questions over MPDP financials

April 7, 2010

The daily is reporting on the war of words over releasing the financial data of Rick Rodriguez, the primary money backer of Maritime Park Development Partners. Two questions are going unasked: 1) Where is the letter…

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Closed school becomes library, county building

April 7, 2010

Not in Pensacola, not in Brownsville. The Molino School closed in 2003. Its campus includes 9.66 acres and four buildings. Superintendent Thomas didn’t offer a lease agreement like the one given in Mobile ($10/year for 48…

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Closed school becomes community center

April 7, 2010

Not in Pensacola or Escambia County. Mobile Press Register reports that for $10 a year in rent, the city of Mobile will have a new Midtown community center. The City Council voted this month to approve…

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MPDP responds…somewhat

April 6, 2010

Maritime Park Development Partners has given the CMPA a new schedule: Construction Contract Approval by CMPA–April 23, 2010 Construction Contract Approval by City Council– May 6, 2010 Earthwork Begins –May 14, 2010 Stadium Construction Begins –May…

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Steen press conference

April 6, 2010

By IN reporter Sean Boone Steen Press Conference Aaron Watson, the attorney for the family of Victor Steen, held a press conference today outside the Federal Courthouse to speak about yesterday’s coroner’s inquest decision. “A young…

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State Attorney agrees with Judge Simon

April 6, 2010

Press Release: Office of the State Attorney announced today that they have reviewed the ruling of Judge John Simon concerning death of Victor Steen. The State is in agreement with Judge Simon’s ruling that no crime…

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Pensacola wife seeks advice

April 5, 2010

From the Washington Post: Pensacola, Fla.: I know this sounds stupid and petty. I have a great husband and love him more than anything – but he does something that ends up causing a fight every…

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MPDP responds

April 5, 2010

Maritime Park Development Partners, Inc. states in a letter to Ed Spears, executive director for Community Maritime Park, that the financial statements of MPDP, Rick Rodriguez, MAGI Realty Inc. and Brass Real Estate Funds are exempt…

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Pensacola Promise

April 5, 2010

The special committee working on Pensacola Promise begins its deliberations this week on how the scholarship plan will work. Next meeting is Wednesday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in City Hall. Pensacola’s Promise Plan April 7,…

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PJC covers space launch

April 5, 2010

Franklin Hayes and the crew from Corsair are covering the space launch today: Double delight greets viewers of Discovery launch…

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Other disbursements by CMPA – first five months

April 3, 2010

Community Maritime Park Associates has paid put $70,922 for sitework to Roads, Inc. and another $698,138 for professionals services and misc. expenditures that cover the period Aug-Dec 2009. Here is the breakdown: Professional Services Baskerville-Donovan Engineering…

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Disbursements to MPDP

April 2, 2010

The Community Maritime Park Associates has disbursed to the master developer, Maritime Park Development Partners, $303,273.10 of their development fee (budget $1,386,077). The checks cover the $35,000 advance due when the contract was signed and expenses…

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Battle over letter of intent

March 31, 2010

As mentioned in my report on yesterday’s meeting of the CMPA Board of Trustees, there is a battle being waged over the letter of intent for a performance bond for Maritime Park Development Partners in regards…