From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: Four Bridgeport correctional officers plan to open a billiard parlor downtown next month in the former Citytrust building. City resident Neelton Gooden said he learned to play pool several years ago and “fell in love with it.” But he was tired of having to go out of town for […]
Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'
September 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
September 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
In Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan, Connecticut, bankers are earning astonishing amounts. Does that have anything to do with the poverty in Bridgeport, just a few exits away? From Alana Samuels, The Atlantic: Few places in the country illustrate the divide between the haves and the have-nots more than the county of Fairfield, Connecticut. Drive […]
September 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Seems the city isn’t the only one that can’t keep track of money. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Where’s the money? McCarthy was concerned when told Keeley could not account for the city’s full $980,000 purchase payment to Orcutt. “It’s important they figure out what happened to the money,” he said. Richard Saxl, the attorney […]
September 19th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning
OIB asked one of the city’s preeminent policy wonks Jeff Kohut for his take on what he would do were he city development chief. Grab a cup of joe and check it out. Bridgeport has been in governmental/administrative and socioeconomic decline for the better part of six decades. There are many reasons for Bridgeport’s decline, […]
September 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Governor Dan Malloy joined State Rep. Steve Stafstrom for a tour of Phillips Fuel Systems, a successful legacy of the late City Councilman and school board member Pat Crossin. From State Rep. Steve Stafstrom: Great to join Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy at Phillips Fuel Systems (Friday) to talk about manufacturing in Connecticut. Phillips is […]
August 28th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
The corner of State Street and Lafayette Boulevard is a magnet for Downtown traffic accidents. State Rep. Chris Rosario who lost a constituent in an intersection crash there three years ago has been pushing the State Department of Transportation to do something about it.
August 21st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
The administration of former Mayor Bill Finch urged O&G to move its Seaview Avenue operation to the West End. Following pushback from neighborhood residents, Mayor Joe Ganim’s not supporting the move by his predecessor. Not yet, anyway. How will it shake out?
August 20th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Have you checked out the new Brewport right off Exit 27 from I-95? It’s housed in an old newspaper distribution center not far from the ballpark and arena. What’s the secret to perfect pie? The water. And a tasty cold brew. And for you wine lovers they have that, too. And spirits. Gin! Now that’s our kinda […]