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Entries from September 17th, 2017

City Council Candidate Forum Generates Crowd At Bijou

September 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

An informative City Council candidate forum Wednesday night hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now brought out about 20 candidates before roughly 150 spectators in the Bijou Theater Downtown. Moderated by Natalie Pryce and John Torres, the candidates responded to a number of questions posed both by the moderators and audience. In the video clip above the […]

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New Housing Units, Beer Hall, Comedy Club Coming Soon To Downtown

September 6th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

More than 30 units of housing, many overlooking McLevy Green, a German-style beer hall and comedy club will anchor the McLevy Square development Downtown. City and State officials participated in a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.

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For Theater Project, It’s All About Jobs

September 6th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Union jobs, open shop jobs, hey, any kind of jobs. That was the message that dominated the City Council public hearing Tuesday night for New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become […]

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When A Plan Does Not Go According To Plan

September 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Pensions, unfunded liability, bonding were some of the topics citizen fiscal investigator John Marshall Lee presented to the City Council Tuesday night. From Lee: Next Tuesday September 12, there are Democratic primaries in nine of the ten districts. Citizen candidates in nine districts decided to run, not because they were organized by the historically influential, […]

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