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November 2013

Greg Merchant, Man Behind Forest City's Phony Echo Bay Petition, To Be Dropped from New Rochelle IDA

November 22, 2013 - 21:34
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Greg Merchant, a real estate investor and member of the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency, will not be re-appointed when his term ends in January, sources tell Talk of the Sound.

Bramson Admits Defeat on Echo Bay, Forest City Demands Vote Tuesday

November 22, 2013 - 16:49
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ForestCityDealEnds 660NEW ROCHELLE, NY — New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has called City Council Members to concede defeat on Echo Bay Development,a highly controversial plan to develop public property on East Main Street on the New Rochelle water front. Bramson will hold a news conference this afternoon.

UPDATE: Bramson has issued a statement, below.

Has Forest City Reached the End of the Road with Echo Bay?

November 21, 2013 - 15:24
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The days appear to be numbered for Forest City's controversial Echo Bay Development project. It is difficult to see how the project survives beyond Thanksgiving.

November has been unkind to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and his hopes for leaving a "legacy" of waterfront development in New Rochelle on his way to bigger and better things at the County level.

Discrepancies Found in New Rochelle Consultant's Report on Echo Bay Tax Abatement

November 20, 2013 - 17:25

United Citizens for a Better New Rochelle (UCBNR) received the National Development Council (NDC) report on the Echo Bay project. Below is our initial analysis of the report.

NDC Report on Echo Bay

GETTING RESULTS: Bramson Apologizes for Conduct Last Week, Accepts Motion to Table Echo Bay Until 2014

November 19, 2013 - 23:14
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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson apologized today at the outset of the first City Council meeting since he set off a wave of outbursts and recriminations with a controversial attempt to move forward discussion of Forest City's proposed Echo Bay development.

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