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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Union Leader Urges State Legislature To Back Competitive Process For Casino

May 25th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

Robert Proto, an executive board member of Unite Here International Union that represents hospitality workers in Connecticut is calling on the state legislature to approve an open, competitive process for a third casino in the state. Backers of a competitive-process bill say a third state casino located in southwestern Connecticut would attract mega visitors from […]

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Moore, Gomes Vote Yes To East Windsor Casino, Bill Goes To House

May 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes voting yes, the State Senate early Wednesday morning approved development of Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to counter MGM Resorts International’s nearly $1 billion casino operation in Springfield, Massachusetts. The bill now moves […]

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Adopt A Trashcan, Indemnify The City

May 22nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

If you’re a business owner in need of a new trash can, you’re in luck. It’s free. You just need to hold the city harmless from any associated legal claims. Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday announced the city’s anti-litter campaign Park City Pickin’ It Up that supports local businesses with adoption of a trashcan.

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Pot Luck! More Legislators Support Legalizing Marijuana

May 17th, 2017 · 32 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

What a mess. With state finances up in smoke, some state lawmakers hope a lot of toke will help close a budget hole. Under current Connecticut law marijuana is legal for medicinal use and decriminalized for small amounts. Under a considered measure the state would legalize the sale of pot and tax it.

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Poll: Connecticut Voters Support Competitive Process For Third State Casino

May 16th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A statewide poll commissioned by four casino gaming organizations shows significant support for a competitive bid process for Connecticut’s first commercial casino over expanding the monopoly to the state’s two tribal nations for a third casino in East Windsor.

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Tribes Respond With Their Own Numbers

May 16th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from tribes: The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes, in their continuing effort to protect Connecticut jobs and revenue, released a report today by gaming expert Dr. Clyde Barrow that shows the competitive bid process outlined in two House Bills will actually cost the state $85.6 million in annual revenue.

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The Quest To Make Steelpointe Harbor Vertical–Marina, Restaurant, Waterfront Walkway On Horizon

May 16th, 2017 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Surrounded by elected officials and neighborhood and business leaders, developer Robert Christoph Sr. and Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday broke ground for the 35,000 square foot waterfront dockmaster’s building that will house a raw bar restaurant, retail and an engineering company on Steelpointe Harbor accompanied by a harbor walk platform, marina and docks that Christoph […]

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Lee Dredges Up Questions About Port Authority

May 16th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Community watchdog John Marshall Lee has a wave of questions regarding operations of the Bridgeport Port Authority including the lack of appointments to the board of directors. Who is feeling “shy” at this waterfront moment? What else is ongoing but unsaid by those interested in Port development? Why is there no reference to other harbor front […]

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