Ivan B. Cohen 
Member since Jul 25, 2013

Recent Comments

Re: “Editor's Note: ‘Is there anyone who will say yes?’

That word "transparency" got hit back and forth like a shuttlecock four years ago in the Charles Smith shooting. Nothing has changed save for the cast of characters who pass themselves off as City Council members. Some new, some old, no difference. The City, the District Attorney and the police are all thumbs handling very sensitive incidents. A shout-out to the New York Times which unlike local media won't tip toe and walk on egg shells trying to romanticize a city which is long past the mint julips, sipping tea on the verenda stage. Editor of this paper says he is not here to score points with a national audience. Somebody needs to tell him he ain't doing all that hot with the local audience. Anybody remember the November 25 - December 1, 2015 cover? Obviously he is a member of the crowd who like to stick their heads in the sand, since he says he does not take particular delight in discussing the wrongs. Playing the pretend game like Savannah is flawless. The Times digs deep for the stories, Connect Savannah covers local stories by skimming the surface.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 05/01/2018 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Growth, gentrification, and Savannah’s quiet civil war

Those same types of people got moved around and cleared out areas courtesy of urban renewal. Who needs laws when economics becomes the driving engine? Unlike the ones who can "game the system" the have-nots lack tax shelters and investments to navigate their way through the maze.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 04/15/2018 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Woman arrested for YouTube video that "depicted a school threat"

Now to see how the courts will deal with her.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 04/15/2018 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Attorney: Police lied about Boyd shooting, calls on GBI to release video evidence

It is going to take an open records request to get the GBI, oh but wait a minute, they handed everything off to District Attorney Meg Heap. She is going to stall for time and try to run out the clock. Then something else will spring up...Boyd shooting will be a distant memory. Except to members of his family.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 04/08/2018 at 11:13 PM

Re: “The lessons of ‘tactical urbanism’

Those who will have to live with the results of these charrettes are currently in: the elementary, middle and high schools. Their parents are generally at work and unaware of these discussions. The local urban planners limit themselves in terms of getting the information out. I know some people who don't read Connect Savannah because they never heard of the paper. It is not in their communities.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 03/25/2018 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Large 'Enhanced Security Zone' set for Pence visit; includes multiple checkpoints for entry

Normally there are hassles involved in trying to get around during the parade and its aftermath. Thanks in part to the Vice-President's visit, now it will really be a pain in the ass trying to get around. Those who go in for this and want the aggravation (i.e. checkpoints, what you can bring and cannot bring) ....have yourselves a marvelous time.

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 03/14/2018 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Gaslighting us about St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day.....Savannah's " Mardi Gras. Morphed through the years from watching the school bands in the parade to elderly men carrying shamrocks and shalaylee sticks while toting the to-go cups. Only difference these objects are drinking mugs. Same elderly men have been known to cop a feel or to grope a majorette. After Mass at the Cathedral, all bets are off. It's partying and drinking.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 03/09/2018 at 12:40 PM

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