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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

‘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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Top Stories From April–No Foolin’

December 27th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

A look at April 2017: Joined by community supporters and even her husband Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez leveraged her savvy legal skills during a City Hall meeting, filleting the city’s rollout of modern parking meters without visible signage of the consequences for failing to execute a transaction within […]

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2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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‘Pipes And Hot Water Aren’t Sexy,’ But Heating Network Called Game Changer For Downtown

December 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Scott Guilmartin and Daniel Donovan are principals with NU Power LLC, developers of the Bridgeport District Energy Thermal Loop. In this commentary they explain that “using low temperature waste heat is the ideal way to heat or cool cities.” They plan an initial investment of $40 million scheduled to start second half of 2018 serving […]

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MGM To State Leaders: Support Competitive Process For Bridgeport Gaming Resort

December 8th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

One day after Connecticut’s two tribal nations expressed interest in opening a gaming destination in the city, the senior vice president of MGM Resorts International Uri Clinton declares in a letter to Governor Dan Malloy and legislative leaders “That the Tribes also ‘see the tremendous potential of Bridgeport’ confirms our analysis that Bridgeport is by […]

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