News

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…

News

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…

News

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…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

SAO reports to be issued soon

March 31, 2010

Spoke with assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille yesterday on his investigations into the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Marcille said the Arts Council investigation should be finished in the next…

News

Daily misses point

March 31, 2010

The News Journal is fixated on the financials of Maritime Park Development Partners and its shareholders. Their financials and net worths aren’t the issue. It’s the performance bond–an insurance policy that guarantees the construction. Under the…

Politics

Bud Day’s remarks fire up media

March 31, 2010

What did he say? “You know, we just got through (electing) a politician who can run his mouth at Mach 1, a black one, and now we have a Hispanic who can run his mouth at…

Pensacola

CMPA Report: March 30 meeting

March 30, 2010

No motion was made to remove Maritime Park Development Partners as the general contractor. Scott Davison of MPDP bristled at comments by CMPA attorney Ed Fleming that the letter from the bonding company didn’t expressly commit…

Business

PJC Corsair to cover Shuttle Launch

March 30, 2010

IN free lancer and PJC student Franklin Hayes is covering with this classmates and teachers the coming launch of space shuttle Discovery. It’s a mission lead by 1983 PJC grad Commander Alan Poindexter (read more). Franklin…

Caring

Gang Forum Tonight

March 30, 2010

“Protecting Our Children From Gangs” public forum. WHEN: 6 p.m. today. WHERE: Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital. DETAILS: Space limited. Make reservations at 416-1600. Hosted by Sacred Heart Hospital, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Escambia…

Business

Buzz: MPDP may be dropped as general contractor

March 30, 2010

There is persistent buzz that a motion will be made at today’s special meeting of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees to drop Maritime Park Development Partners as the general contractor. All the subcontractors,…

News

IN YOUR HEAD TV shuts down

March 29, 2010

BLAB TV and the IN have agreed to stop production of the daily news and interview show, “IN Your Head TV.” For the paper, the show involved some prep time, but for BLAB TV the show…

Business

Continental to lay off workers, including P’cola

March 29, 2010

The Houston Business Journal is reporting Continental Airlines Inc. is laying off 150 ground workers, including bag handlers, at seven U.S. airports and hiring contractors in their place. The layoffs take effect on June 1 in…