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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Hennessy Seeks Input On MGM Gaming Proposal

January 16th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Weeks from the start of Connecticut’s legislative session, where Bridgeport is expected to be the centerpiece of debate for a commercial casino that requires state approval, State Rep. Jack Hennessy wants to hear from constituents regarding support for the proposal. Survey here.

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Traffic Solution: Tunnel From Bridgeport To Long Island

January 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Back in the 1970s then-Mayor John Mandanici opined a solution for quicker access to Long Island that was met with incredulity: an underwater tunnel. A Montreal consulting firm, with a nod from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, embrace it as a solution to traffic misery. Hey, it’s only tens of billions.

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Two New Downtown Restaurants, Eat And Harlan Haus

January 10th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

You love Asian eats? New restaurant opened Wednesday on Fairfield Avenue Downtown. I marinated in the curry beef stew rice. It was the berries. Check it out, 269 Fairfield Avenue next to Bijou Theater. Oh, by the way, restaurant is called EAT.

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Newton Seeks Restoration Of City Council Power To Approve Tax Breaks

January 9th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 10-8 vote in October the City Council approved new tax-break guidelines for developers while eliminating the legislative body’s future approval on such deals. Here’s how they voted. City Councilman Ernie Newton, who was not a sitting member for that vote, is asking the City Attorney’s Office for guidance on the process to repeal the council’s […]

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Funding For Train Station Stopped

January 6th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Pushed by then-Mayor Bill Finch and then-State Senator Andres Ayala, Governor Dan Malloy announced plans for an East Side train station a few months before his 2014 reelection. The initial price tag shot up. Now, it appears, funding has derailed.

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‘If He Wins The Governor’s Office You Know This Is A Movie’

January 3rd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim made it official Wednesday morning declaring his candidacy for governor asserting he wants cities to drive a new Connecticut economy. Ganim made his announcement this morning on the WPLR radio show hosted by the jocular Chaz and AJ. He later met the media after filing his paperwork. Ganim issued this statement, “I am […]

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Standing Ovation To OIB Readers, 2018 Bodes Intrigue

December 31st, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Check off another year. 2018 is shaping up as a wild political cycle: Democratic Town Committee primaries in March, followed by selection of a party leader. Will Mario Testa have enough juice for another two years? Depends on the March primary results. Statewide, party conventions in May will take place to endorse candidates for governor […]

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In 2017, Jayson Negron Major Story

December 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The police-involved shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron took center stage in 2017. And, more than six months later, interested parties await the outcome of a State Police investigation.

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