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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Council Committee Fries Mayor’s Chicken Ordinance

April 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning

By a 3-2 vote, the City Council’s Ordinance Committee on Tuesday plucked Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to permit and regulate the raising of up to six chickens. Council members Lydia Martinez and Rick Torres (who says Rick’s too chicken to vote with the mayor?) voted in support of the ordinance.  In general, ordinances defeated in […]

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Mayor Plans Earth Day Events

April 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch, the city’s resident Mr. Green Jeans, shares his Earth Day activities for Tuesday in a news release: On Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), Mayor Bill Finch will join green job creators and community leaders for a press conference and roundtable discussion about Eco-Technology Park, the city’s hub for sustainable business development, and […]

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Trattoria ‘A Vucchella, ‘A Sweet Mouth’ Kisses Downtown

April 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A new Italian restaurant has joined Downtown’s Bijou Square, filling the space formerly occupied by the French bistro Épernay on Fairfield Avenue. ‘A Vucchella (“a sweet mouth” in Neapolitan dialect) features southern Italian dishes. Makayla Silva of the CT Post has more: Bijou Square can now add authentic Italian cuisine to its menu.

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Judge Radcliffe Questions Legal Settlement For Road To Manny’s Mansion

April 18th, 2014 · 20 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Make that a $500,000 driveway the city has built for millionaire developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho by Sikorsky Memorial Airport. A legal settlement to end one of the more bizarre events in Bridgeport history nearly fell apart Thursday. A judge refused to sign it after learning the city will pay $30,000 […]

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Christina Ayala’s Bracing For A Primary, What About Mom Ayala And Cousin Andres Ayala?

April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]

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Malloy Pledges Funds To Help Clean Former Remington Shaver Property

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Wednesday announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $3,821,000 in grants to 21 communities to advance the development of brownfield sites throughout the state including $200,000 for a remediation plan for the former Remington Shaver site in the South End and 60 Main Street, the site […]

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State Selling Bonds To Help Finance Bass Pro Construction

April 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday Connecticut will offer $22 million in municipal bonds to help finance a new store for outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops at the Steel Point redevelopment area. The sale of the general-obligation bonds through Connecticut Innovations Inc., the state’s financing arm, is expected the week of May 5, according to Moody’s […]

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