A new website has launched giving people the chance to have their say, as Aylesbury evolves into a Garden Town. The site, which can be found at www.aylesburygardentown.co.uk also has a detailed overview of the project, information about the organisations overseeing it and responds to frequently asked questions.Aylesbury received Garden Town status from the government last year. It recognised it as one of the key places for growth in the UK and brings the opportunity to receive extra funding to put in place the right infrastructure, facilities and leisure spaces, alongside new developments.This summer, work will begin on the Masterplan that will provide the framework for the future of Aylesbury Garden Town, through to 2050 and beyond. Liaising with the local community, to hear their views, is at the heart of the programme and in the last couple of months, a series of forums have been held with residents, developers, community representatives, local stakeholders and … [Read more...] about Curious about our Garden Town status? Check out their new website..
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Gallery: East Ridge residents question relationships in Border Region development EAST RIDGE — Over the span of four years here, Interstate 75's Exit 1 has transformed into a commercial development with big-name restaurants and stores. Bass Pro Shops, Chick-fil-A and a soon-to-come Hampton Inn all sit at the foot of 275-acre Camp Jordan park and are projected to bring much-needed sales tax revenue to this city of 21,000. But look a little closer, critics say, and you'll find relationships between the mayor, the former city attorney and a group of local developers that has allowed one company and its affiliates, Exit One LLC, to capture this commercial market, often at the expense of taxpayers. A recently filed ethics complaint claims East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert pushed through a resolution in 2017 allowing more than $4 million in infrastructure improvements on I-75 Exit 1 and then received $3,000 from the project developers 12 days later. The May 14 complaint claims that … [Read more...] about East Ridge residents question relationships in Border Region development [photos]
PORTSMOUTHA developer said he doesn’t believe City Councilman Mark Whitaker stole from him while they were business partners – contradicting sworn testimony from an investigator who helped bring criminal charges against the councilman.And Chris Suber said he doesn’t blame Whitaker for the project’s eventual failure.“I’m a victim of my own decisions,” said Suber, who runs Norfolk-based Construction Development Services Inc.In a series of emails, Suber responded to testimony offered last year by an investigator with the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office to a special grand jury that later charged Whitaker with 20 felonies.Investigator Brett Johnson said that Suber gave Whitaker money to pay the development project’s mortgage and that the councilman instead used it to support his personal “lifestyle.”Johnson said Whitaker was responsible for the property going into foreclosure. He added of Suber, “This poor guy got taken for … [Read more...] about Investigator said Mark Whitaker misused $1 million – but business partner says it never happened
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Danny Hakim, William K. Rashbaum and Vivian Wang New York Times May 22, 2018 NEW YORK — A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has quietly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.Under the agreement, the partner, Evgeny A. Freidman, a Russian immigrant who is known as the Taxi King, will avoid jail time, and will assist government prosecutors in state or federal investigations, according to a person briefed on the matter.The broadened scope of Freidman’s cooperation may prove worrisome not only to Cohen, who is the target of an ongoing federal investigation, but also Trump. Advertisement The president’s … [Read more...] about Michael Cohen’s business partner agrees to cooperate as part of plea deal
Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 2:43 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 For the past 30 years, the evidence found at the scenes of the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg was mostly confined to a blue blanket wrapped around Cook's body, an abandoned bronze 1977 Ford Club Wagon and, crucially, the killer's DNA. The couple was from Saanich, British Columbia, and on the evening of Nov. 18, 1987, they were traveling in the Cook family van to Gensco Heating in Seattle to pick up a part for Cook's father. They were last seen purchasing a ticket around 10 p.m. in Bremerton, Washington, to board a ferry to Seattle, but they never made it there. Several days later, 18-year-old Van Cuylenborg's body was found partially clothed, dumped in a ditch in a wooded area in Skagit County, Washington. She had been raped, police said. Cook's body was found near the Snoqualmie River. Since 1987, police had received more than 300 names from tipsters who thought they had information about … [Read more...] about A genealogy website helps crack another cold case, police say, this one a 1987 double homicide