Kicking up his visibility in Bridgeport in a tight reelection fight, Governor Dan Malloy on Tuesday was joined by Mayor Bill Finch and several other city and state officials for a tour of flood-prone areas in the North End impacted by the rain-swollen Ox Brook, a tributary of the Rooster River, which has caused tens […]
Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'
October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
September 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
News release from city Communications Director Brett Broesder: On Tuesday (today), Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra for a tour of Hartford’s recently launched solar-on-a-landfill project. The tour comes on the day of Connecticut’s Siting Council holding its final hearing on Bridgeport’s effort to put 9,000 solar panels and a fuel […]
September 27th, 2014 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
Gazing out over Ash Creek that divides Bridgeport from Fairfield, surrounded by dozens of Black Rockers on a walking tour of the neighborhood, Governor Dan Malloy beckoned the warm late-September Friday night hopeful of a beer with the locals. Neighborhood resident Elliott Arluck raced into his Fox Street home that abuts the creek, emerging with […]
September 19th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning
Black Rocker Jennifer Buchanan, co-host of the Bridgeport Now public access cable show, wonders if the benefits of United Illuminating’s plan to install 9,000 solar panels on the old dump in Seaside Park outweigh the risks. The state regulatory agency Connecticut Siting Council conducted a public hearing last week on the proposal supported by Mayor […]
September 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
In response to environmental groups calling for action, the City Council’s Economic and Community Development and Environment Committee Tuesday night approved a resolution urging PSEG to transition its coal plant in the South End to natural gas. Easier said than done for one of the city’s largest taxpayers operating the candy-striped smokestack at the Bridgeport Harbor […]
September 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics
Policy wonk extraordinaire Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, is mighty cranky these days. In his latest commentary he writes: “with only the same snake-oil solutions for the problems of Connecticut’s urban centers being proposed by the Democrats, nothing of substance being proposed by the Republicans, and only Tea Party nonsense being espoused by […]
September 11th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The fight over a United Illuminating plan to install 9,000 solar panels atop the closed Seaside Park dump brought the Connecticut Siting Council to town Thursday.