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City Banking On Steelpointe Harbor Revenue

November 20th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Steelepointe Harbor site map

Aerial of Steelepointe Harbor site map.

How much moolah has the city received so far from the developer of Steelpointe Harbor to revitalize the East Side? About $1.2 million, according to City Communications Director Brett Broesder.
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Firefighters Rescue Two From Black Rock House Fire

November 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Doing It Local

Firefighters rescued two people trapped in a house fire at 214 Bennett Street in Black Rock. When firefighters arrived they were aware of two elderly people trapped on the second floor. The firefighters quickly gained entry and rescued the two victims.

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Walsh Questions Veracity Of Paoletto Investigation

November 19th, 2014 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh contends city employee councilor Richard Paoletto is being protected from his second sexual harassment allegation, the first of which the Troll says led to a slap on the wrist. City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, has recused himself from the city’s review process, writing “the employee is innocent until proven otherwise.”
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Sports Authority Changes New Store Name To Bridgeport/Trumbull

November 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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Sports Authority opens store in Bridgeport.

Feeling the outcry, Sports Authority Trumbull is now Sports Authority Bridgeport/Trumbull, according to its website.
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When The Dog Barks, Does The City Council Listen?

November 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

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One thing about fiscal hound John Marshall Lee, he’s as dogged as they come trying to reach the 20-member City Council that approves the city budget and ordinances, among other matters. In his latest address to the councilors Monday night, Lee reminds them they are halfway through this term with an election on the horizon in 2015.
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Hot For City Slots Or Not?

November 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Winners Shoreline Star

So are you grooving on the latest chatter about potential expanded gaming in the state’s most populous city? Or do you think that ship has sailed? With Connecticut’s two tribal nation casinos being squeezed by competition from border states, does it make sense to open up a Fairfield County market? State Senator Andres Ayala argues no need to build a new facility, just fit up venues that already exist such as the Winners Shoreline Star. This is expected to be a topic in the new state legislative session starting in January.
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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

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School board hears from candidates to fill John Bagley’s slot.

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.
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