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2008-09-24 09:00:26

PORTSMOUTH | The city has given up plans to acquire Johnson's Crab House. The City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to rescind an ordinance it passed in May 2007 to take the waterfront property and family-owned business in Park View. At that time, the council authorized the acquisition of the property by eminent domain to create a public park. The site was run down and littered with rusted industrial equipment, according to the resolution then. Since then, the property owners have made...

2008-08-17 18:00:46

By JEN MCCAFFERY By Jen McCaffery The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH Four companies have now entered bids to buy two Portsmouth trash plants from the regional waste authority. The Southeastern Public Service Authority announced Friday that it had received bids from three companies by its deadline: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. of Hampton, N.H.; Energy Answers International Inc. of Albany, N.Y.; and Fortistar LLC, which is based in White Plains, N.Y. Those bids join an unsolicited...

2008-08-13 21:00:15

By DEIRDRE FERNANDES By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot Virginia beach The City Council decided Tuesday night that it must determine the future of its Mount Trashmore II landfill before voting on any proposed housing developments nearby. The council voted unanimously to wait six months to vote on a 150- home subdivision proposed by Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. Councilman Bob Dyer abstained because he works at CBN- operated Regent University. CBN's...

2008-08-07 12:01:19

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot A week before a key deadline expires, a New Jersey company is the sole bidder so far for purchasing two big trash plants in Portsmouth that have been run for two decades by SPSA, the regional waste authority. The Southeastern Public Service Authority has talked about selling off some of its public assets for more than a year, as a way of reforming itself into a leaner operation, but now that prospect is becoming increasingly real....

2008-08-07 03:00:32

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 7--A week before a key deadline expires, a New Jersey company is the sole bidder so far for purchasing two big trash plants in Portsmouth that have been run for two decades by SPSA, the regional waste authority. The Southeastern Public Service Authority has talked about selling off some of its public assets for more than a year, as a way of reforming itself into a leaner operation, but now that prospect is becoming increasingly...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

By RICHARD QUINN By Richard Quinn The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH City leaders got a peek into the future Tuesday - and it looked pretty trashy. That's because City Council got its first public glance at a report on waste disposal if the Southeastern Public Service Authority closes in 2018. That's when SPSA, which handles trash for the five cities of South Hampton Roads, is scheduled to cease to exist as an agency. Virginia Beach's answer to the end of SPSA could be an...

2008-07-02 09:00:30

By Richard Quinn, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 2--VIRGINIA BEACH -- City leaders got a peek into the future Tuesday -- and it looked pretty trashy. That's because City Council got its first public glance at a report on waste disposal if the Southeastern Public Service Authority closes in 2018. That's when SPSA, which handles trash for the five cities of South Hampton Roads, is scheduled to cease to exist as an agency. Virginia Beach's answer to the end of SPSA could be an...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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