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Recent:
  • Business Insider
Past:
  • Stamford Advocate
  • Greenwich Time
  • TheHourNews
  • The News-Times
  • Automotive News

Recent articles by Nora:

Ford and Tesla slashed car prices — but only one is giving customers who missed out their money back

Ford is going after market share and customer loyalty with refunds for Mach-E owners. It's the opposite approach Tesla took with its price cuts. → Read More

Ford hits back at Tesla's price cuts by lopping nearly $6,000 off the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has already set its sights on Tesla. Now it's the first to hit back in a pricing war started by Elon Musk earlier this month. → Read More

Elon Musk calmed anxious Tesla investors by acting like a normal CEO for once

Elon Musk turned down the drama and gave investors a rosy picture of the year ahead for Tesla, which topped fourth-quarter expectations. → Read More

How Rivian's fighting to lead the electric vehicle revolution amid investor scrutiny and executive turnover

In a crowded pack of EV startups looking to emulate Tesla, Rivian is working through challenges to set itself apart. → Read More

GM's self-driving outfit Cruise has poached execs from Delta, Virgin Atlantic, and Southwest. Here's its 3 biggest hires — and why it's raiding airlines for C-suite talent.

After nearly a decade of R&D, Cruise has hired a team of airline executives to craft plans for launch. → Read More

Ford's CEO just said the automaker has 'too many people' — and lacks the talent to execute its shift to electric cars

Jim Farley said Ford is under-earning, and hinted at major restructuring of workforces for both gas-powered and electric vehicles. → Read More

Giants like Tesla, GM, and Ford are going to be desperate for EV materials in the next decade. The 4 startups are betting they can cash in by recycling old batteries into new ones.

Demand for EV materials is about to skyrocket. There are already startups looking to cash in on that demand by turning old batteries into new ones. → Read More

Giants like Amazon, Walmart, and FedEx are desperate for electric delivery vans. Here are 7 hot names racing to win them over and lead in the projected $370 billion market.

Amazon, Walmart, and FedEx need electric trucks. Seven players are most likely to lead the market, which could see $370 billion in revenue by 2030. → Read More

Rivian is getting rocked by exec turnover, just as it embarks on full-scale production. Analysts are worried.

Analysts say turnover at the top of Rivian could spell trouble for the startup's crucial production launches. → Read More

Oil giants like Shell and BP are getting into the charging game as electric vehicles take off. Here are 4 potential acquisition targets, according to experts.

Energy companies and car makers will likely look for charging infrastructure partnerships as more EV drivers hit the road → Read More

Challenger candidate seeks to modernize Stamford Town Clerk’s Office

STAMFORD - Lyda Ruijter wants to bring the Town Clerk's office into the digital age. The former Parks and Recreation Commissioner, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent Donna Loglisci for the record-keeping office after years of encountering holes in the system, she said. "I come in from the helicopter view and then I narrow in on the details," said Ruijter, who helped draft a mission… → Read More

Groundbreaking ends ‘long journey’ to develop infamous Stamford hole

STAMFORD - Mayor David Martin flung the first shovel-full of dirt over a fence Tuesday at the city's infamous hole in the ground. "It has been a long journey," the mayor said. The groundbreaking ceremony with city officials and developers F.D. Rich and Ironstate Development Co. marked the start of the long-awaited construction at the vast hole in the middle of Stamford's downtown. "I take the… → Read More

Point of Interest: Popular Glenbrook restaurant closes

324 Hope St.: Dona Tera, a popular Latin American restaurant on Hope Street in Glenbrook, quietly closed its doors recently. It appears a new restaurant called Cosechas will take over the space. Have a question about a building or property? Email the Stamford Advocate with "Point of Interest" in the subject line at localnews@stamfordadvocate.com. → Read More

Stamford ‘eyesore’ gets new life

STAMFORD - There's been a hole at the corner of Tresser Boulevard and Greyrock Place for some 30 years on a plot of land that has been vacant for even longer. After urban renewal wiped out the neighborhood nearly five decades ago, the empty plot will finally see another groundbreaking this week. The first hole of sorts on that plot was dug in the 1800s when Stamford had a short-lived but… → Read More

Proposed pedestrian cellphone ban loses strength in Stamford

STAMFORD - An effort to ban texting in city crosswalks is losing steam as it heads for the full Board of Representatives next week. The Transportation Committee took no action Thursday on the ordinance, which was up for publication. This doesn't stop the ordinance from moving forward, but a board member would have to bring it to a vote Monday without a committee recommendation and without a… → Read More

Proposed pedestrian cellphone ban loses strength in Stamford

STAMFORD - An effort to ban texting in city crosswalks is losing steam as it heads for the full Board of Representatives next week. The Transportation Committee took no action Thursday on the ordinance, which was up for publication. This doesn't stop the ordinance from moving forward, but a board member would have to bring it to a vote Monday without a committee recommendation and without a… → Read More

Groundbreaking scheduled at Stamford’s ‘hole in the ground’

STAMFORD - The city's infamous "hole in the ground" will finally see a groundbreaking next week. A housing development, known as Urby Stamford, will get underway with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 - more than three years after co-developers F.D. Rich Co. and Ironstate Development Co. received approval from the Zoning Board. The site plan approved in 2014 included a 672-unit residential complex -… → Read More

Point of Interest: Stamford restaurant turns focus to ramen

235 Bedford St.: A popular downtown sushi restaurant has rebranded as an authentic ramen eatery. The change comes after the owner hired a ramen chef from the Japanese island of Kyushu, which is famous for its Tonkotshu pork bone-based ramen. All of the ramen is cooked on site and takes 16 hours to prepare, according to owner Jason Chen, who also owns Tengda restaurants in the area. Chen closed… → Read More

Stamford places last beam on new police headquarters

STAMFORD - The city celebrated a milestone in the construction of a new police station on Bedford Street Monday. At a "topping off" ceremony, the last steel beam of the top floor of the building was signed by city officials before it was lifted into place over a crowd of city employees, elected officials and construction workers. The project - a completely new 94,000-square-foot, three-story… → Read More

Second Stamford primary election narrowed to two candidates

STAMFORD - After some initial uncertainty about the state's statute, two candidates will run in a new primary election for a spot on the November ballot for the Board of Representatives in District 2. After Monday's recount, caused by a one-vote margin between incumbent Elaine Mitchell and challenger Ines Saftic, all three candidates who ran for the two open seats were told they needed to… → Read More