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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

East Washington Avenue Bridge Repair

November 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mayor’s Office: The City of Bridgeport is alerting residents of repairs to the East Washington Avenue Bridge over the Bridgeport Harbor that will temporary close The East Washington Bridge on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The purpose of this project is to help accomplish electrical repairs due to storm and salt water damage. A […]

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State Money For Marina Village Redevelopment

November 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, Uncategorized

Governor Dan Malloy on Monday announced a $1.5 million grant to the Bridgeport Housing Authority, also known as Park City Communities, to help redevelop the troubled Marina Village housing complex, 400 Iranistan Avenue, into a new affordable housing community. The existing structures will be demolished and replaced with multi-family residential units and community space. The announcement […]

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Vincent Named New Downtown Special Services President

November 16th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Lauren Coakley Vincent has been named the new president of the Downtown Special Services District that oversees security, cleanliness and marketing of the central business district. News release follows.

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Casino Sweepstakes A Battle Of Lobbyists, Legislators And Lawyers

November 12th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

When it comes to another Connecticut casino, the federal Department of Interior is hearing from a number of legislators and lawyers.

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Concert Amphitheater Approved; McCarthy, Holloway Bid Farewell

November 7th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

On an emotional night for City Council President Tom McCarthy, who bid farewell to his peers after 16 years on the legislative body, the past 10 as its leader, the council voted 18-2 to approve the contract between the city and a joint venture of sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Live Nation to […]

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Amphitheater Approval On City Council Agenda

November 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

Historically, City Council meetings on the eve of the general election are quick affairs. Council incumbents want an expedited meeting to churn some last minute campaigning. Several council incumbents, however, were defeated in Democratic primaries or did not seek reelection. A key item on Monday night’s agenda is the Contracts Committee report recommending approval of […]

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Mayor, Public Safety Officials Demolish Blighted Properties

November 3rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Mayor’s Office: Mayor Joseph Ganim joined the Bridgeport Fire Department and Police Chief Perez this week to knock down blighted properties in Bridgeport’s East and West Ends. The demolished properties were located on Lee Ave and Newfield Ave, a building a part of the Civic Block. The future developments on the Civic Block will […]

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Power Company Announces City Job Training Program

November 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Converting from coal to a natural gas-fired power plant at its Bridgeport Harbor Station in the South End, PSEG Power announced on Wednesday a new workforce development program that prepares city residents “for well-paying careers in the construction industry.” Mayor Joe Ganim, community leaders and the local building trades joined PSEG at Harbor Station to […]

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