Port waiting for ideas for development competition
The Port of Tallinn has announced an international idea and architectural competition for its Vanasadam (old port) to find a long-term integral solution to tie the 54-hectare area to real estate developments and public space.
22.11.2016, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Tallinn city centre elder convicted of embezzlement
Yesterday, Harju County Court judged Tallinn City Centre elder Alar Nääme (Centre Party) guilty of organizing an election event for city money. The verdict was a pecuniary punishment. In Estonian legal practice, this was a first.
01.07.2016, Karin KangroPM
The last remaining Kopli Lines dwellers reluctant to leave home
A resident of Kopli Lines for 21 long years, Aleksander Veskilt is yet to get a fitting replacement apartment from Tallinn city government. He says there are always those in deeper trouble still.
17.11.2015, Uwe GnadenteichPM
City centre edges towards the sea
During five to ten years, Tallinn city centre will be edging from Viru area towards Admiralty Basin, closer to the sea. Around Old City Harbour, construction has begun on lots of lots. Meanwhile, not all developers have disclosed their plans to broader public.
23.10.2015, Jonatan KarjusPM
A pilgrimage to Hundisilma
Suspended from being Mayor of Tallinn the day before yesterday, Edgar Savisaar again meets his closest trustees at Hundisilma home today, who in this final battle are expressing faithfulness worthy of a religious sect. Calloused in his ridicule towards the labours of security police and prosecutor's office, Mr Savisaar is testing the legal system limits. Intentionally, rather. With nothing left to lose, it looks.
02.10.2015, Jonatan KarjusPM
Tallinn bans velotaxis from Old Town from Saturday
Following a more than decade-long debate, the Tallinn city government has decided to ban three-wheel bikes offering fee-charging passenger carriage service from the Old Town from Aug. 15.
Tallinn Mayor Savisaar returns to office
Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar who has been on sick leave since March returned to office on Wednesday.
Centrist Mutli to appeal court's decision re electoral ad dispute
Jaanus Mutli, former deputy mayor of the Estonian capital city Tallinn and member of the Center Party, is planning to appeal a ruling of the Tallinn Administrative Court in which it decided not to overturn a prescription of the political party financing supervision committee (ERJK) for Mutli to pay back to the Tallinn city government the sum he used for a local government ad.
Mayor Edgar Savisaar survives yet another confidence vote in Tallinn council
A motion of no confidence in mayor Edgar Savisaar put to vote at an extraordinary meeting of the Tallinn city council Tuesday morning failed as only 19 out of the council's 79 members voted for it, spokespeople for the council said.
Tallinn narrowly escapes darkness
Due to conflict with utilities department entrepreneur Heino Harak in charge of Tallinn city lights nearly cancelled contract. A blackout threatened the streets of Estonia’s capital.
19.11.2014, Oliver KundPM
MEP Indrek Tarand invites 13 Tallinn homeless to European Parliament
Thirteen homeless from Tallinn are to spend two days in Brussels next week at the invitation of Estonian MEP Indrek Tarand to get acquainted with the work of the European Parliament.
Editorial: Mr Savisaar, let that garden be!
If Tallinn city government has its way, the Culture Kettle Garden and contemporary arts courtyard thus far operating next to Linnahall at the sea shore will be history – making way for business land to house some 13,000 square metre commercial building. The detail plan amendments for this were entered at the last instant. Nothing much remains of the former plan to consider the area’s current functions.
Savisaar to wage war on sales of spirits
Tallinn health coalition headed by Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar has tasked Tallinn city government headed by Edgar Savisaar with substantially restricting availability of alcohol in Tallinn.
23.10.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Expecting Obama, Tallinn gets fenced
Don’t drive a car to Tallinn city centre today. If you really have to, start early – traffic may take time.
During Obama visit, the wise will walk
Better not take a car to Tallinn city centre next Wednesday.
28.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Benches dear to drunks taken away
In the fall of 2012, Tallinn City Centre government ordered a dozen benches for Uus Maailm and Lastekodu Street. By now, some have been removed as having become popular among the drunkards of the area whose behaviour proved bothersome to other people.
14.07.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Editorial: kill bench, kill problem?
Not long ago, Postimees got a phone-call by the troubled reader who told a story of apple trees on a lot next to an apartment-block in town. The apple-trees, she said, are old and nice, but whenever it rains drunks gather underneath the braches for shelter. «What to do?» there followed the traditional query. «Do I ask the town government to cut the threes down? I pity the trees, but how do we turn this around?»
Road lord in «ethical» fees biz
Postimees paid a visit to dwellings at Hansu Road, Haabersti – to check the situation. According to inhabitant called Reimo, an Aleksandr Vain asks locals €50,000 for the road. Should they decline, Mr Vain threatens to set a barrier.
30.05.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Tallinn Central Market bought by controversial figures
For half a million euros, Harju County Governor privatised plot under Tallinn Central Open Air Market to Turukaubanduse AS, a company owned by Andrei Polištšuk whose father Vadim Polištšuk – once chief of said market, a man who ordered assassination of vice mayor over it – had possession of buildings on the lot, privileging him to privatise land under them as judged by Harju County Court. Harju County Government says land sales price was €433,780.
21.04.2014, Andres ReimerPM
All cats in Tallinn to be microchipped
Tomorrow, Tallinn City Government discusses new pet keeping rules requiring, among other things, that cats be equipped with microchips.
Neglect of party purse costs job
Upon insistence of Centre Party secretary-general, four officials lose posts in Tallinn.
13.03.2013, Tuuli Koch