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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

In New Haven, Labor Backs MGM’s Bridgeport Casino Proposal

February 8th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

From Christopher Peak, New Haven Independent: New Haven’s labor unions flexed their political muscle to back MGM Resorts’s proposed casino in Bridgeport, as a showdown begins over tribal nations’ competing plans.

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City Lawmakers: Inspirit Craft Distilleries On Par With Beer And Wine

February 7th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The craft brewery industry, thanks to state legislation, has enjoyed meteoric growth in Connecticut joining state wineries as major consumer destinations. Bridgeport’s East Side is home to Asylum Distillery, the city’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition, that produces gin, vodka and whiskey from corn grown in Connecticut. As noted in an OIB story last year Asylum Distillery’s Bridgeport-made […]

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Bridgeport Casino Bill Calls For Competitive Process

February 6th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

As the Connecticut legislature enters a new session, one of the headliner issues is competition for a commercial casino in Bridgeport. From Dan Haar, CT Post: Supporters of a casino in Bridgeport will roll out a bill Tuesday that would revoke the East Windsor license granted last year to the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes […]

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Bottoms Up! When Candidates Call–Winter, Spring, Summer And Fall

February 4th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s been a spirited debate for sure the past two years as the city navigates zoning regulations for liquor establishment proximity. Two principals in this battle, liquor store applicant Michael DeFilippo and Zoning Commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips, will also face off once again in a four-way Democratic primary for City Council in a North End […]

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Power Company To Update City Council On Plant Conversion, Community Benefits Agreement

February 2nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

These days most of the action coming from the City Council is at the committee level such as the effort to reform collections at the Water Pollution Control Authority. Monday night looks like a tame full council agenda that projects for an early night. PSEG, which is undertaking a $550 million coal phase-out conversion to a gas-fired […]

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OIB Poll: Is It Time For Electronic Tolls In Connecticut?

January 30th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning

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Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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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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