Monthly Archives: December 2011

Central Sells Manhattan Properties

Central has reduced its outstanding debt by selling a number of properties in New York City. You can read about it here. The gist: NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Central Parking System, Inc. (“Central”) announced today that it successfully arranged for the sale of … Continue reading

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Former Hoboken Parking Utility Head May End Up in Slammer

He plead guilty to steering contracts to a certain company. That company collected coins from the city’s meters and apparently stole over a million in coins from the city’s meters. Read all about it here. Money Quotes: The state will … Continue reading

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At Least He Didn’t Make an Ass of Himself

OK, did this driver pay the appropriate fee: Its in Lebanon, the city of Nabatieh, which has a population of about 120,000.  A number of questions come to mind including the cost for a citation if the donkey overstays the … Continue reading

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What does the “Ghost Protocol’ have to do with Parking

Tom Cruise’s latest “Mission Impossible”  — the Ghost Protocol” — Is a fun, exciting, thriller. Don’t go see it if you are afraid of heights, as Cruise gallivants around the outside of the 130th floor of the Burj Khalifi — … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…and

This time of year we pause and consider. We consider just what the holiday we celebrate means, its religious implications with a wonderful and mysterious story that has been told and retold for millenia.  If we are of a different … Continue reading

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Warms the Cockles of my Heart…

A university professor at the University of New Hampshire had his lawsuit thrown out by an appeals court after he sued everyone in sight over his treatment after going nutso over receiving a parking ticket. Read about it here. Mr. … Continue reading

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That’s What I’m Talking About — Dan Huberty

Dan Huberty recently joined Central Parking as a VP.  Congratulations but that’s not what I’m writing about.  Dan is also a state legislator in the state of Texas, representing a district in the Houston area. How, you ask, could a … Continue reading

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Well, Duh — What did they think would happen

The City of Fairbanks, AK, along with a lot of fanfare, built a parking garage to solve downtown parking issues nine years ago. Now, here is today’s headline: Downtown parking garage underutilized where parking once was scarce Read all about … Continue reading

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Cale Group (Sweden) Buys CALE Parking USA

The issues surrounding Cale USA and its relationship with the City of Portland has motivated a change. The news release: CALE GROUP STRENGTHENS U.S. PRESENCE WITH ACQUISITION, ANNOUNCES NEW SUBSIDARY AND PRESIDENT OF CALE AMERICA TAMPA, FL, December 19, 2011 … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes — A Game of Shadows — Go Have Some Fun

If you are a died in the wool Sherlock Holmes fan and wince if Holmes actually wears a deerstalker in a movie (he never did in Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories)– forget seeing Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows. If … Continue reading

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