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City Architect Steps Up For Finch, Provides Job Downtown

February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]

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Righting The Port Authority Ship

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen financial scrutineer John Marshall Lee has uncovered waves of dubious decisions from the prior administration’s control of the Bridgeport Port Authority, what he describes as the warping of an institution to make it less open, accountable, transparent and honest, his acronym for OATH. In his address to the City Council Monday night, he urged […]

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City To Receive Nearly $1.4 Million For Road Improvements

February 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy announced on Monday that Bridgeport will receive nearly $1.4 million from the Town Aid Road program that allows municipalities to use the funds for “construction of maintenance of highways and bridges, snow removal, the trimming and removal of trees, the installation of traffic signs and signals, and for providing and operating essential […]

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Flatto Provides Details About Property Revaluation Outlook

January 28th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Eight weeks into his job, Finance Director Ken Flatto says he’s feeling more optimistic about the impact revaluation of taxable property will have on taxpayers. Thursday afternoon Flatto and Tax Assessor Elaine Carvalho shared with the media a summary of reassessment information that they say generally will bring a mixed bag for taxpayers, some seeing […]

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Downtown Development And Other City Projects To Receive State Support

January 27th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Downtown North, as it’s called, is not the most inviting gateway for visitors coming off the Route 25-8 Connector. Once beyond the Cardinal Shehan Center youth sanctuary, a series of abandoned and boarded-up buildings greet arrivals along Main Street. Redevelopment of Downtown North that started under the Finch administration will receive a boost Friday morning […]

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The Quest For Modern Parking Meters

January 26th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Feeding coin-operated parking meters Downtown is a big pain in the butt. Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration, following a campaign pledge, is looking to modernize the meter system that plagues visitors and businesses.

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Package Store Owner Responds To Competitor Critic

January 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Michael DeFilippo, whose approved application for a package store on the West Side was reversed by a state judge, responds to assertions by Rich Augustynowicz, owner of Discount Wines & Liquors of Bridgeport on Wood Avenue, that if the 1,500 foot rule between liquor stores is reduced to 750 Bridgeport will become “Harlem in the 1960s.” Statement […]

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City To Receive $38 Million To Boost Flood Protection

January 22nd, 2016 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and the Rockefeller Foundation announced on Thursday the winners of the $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition in which Bridgeport is scheduled to receive $38 million out of the $54 million awarded to Connecticut to improve flood control protection in the South End following destruction […]

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