The former Remington Arms plant building in 2014 following another fire. CT Post photo Ned Gerard.
From Hugh Bailey, CT Post:
Bridgeport is poised to take possession of the former Remington Arms factory, including the iconic shot tower, on Barnum Avenue after reaching a settlement on a longstanding bankruptcy proceeding. The century-old buildings on the site are adjacent to the property planned for the city’s second train station, and are considered vital to Bridgeport’s transit-oriented development plans.
Where did eight years go for Bill Finch? And where did 12 years go for Joe Ganim? Strange as it seems, in one week Finch ends his mayoralty and Ganim commences a historic encore albeit a resumption from 2003. When Ganim receives the oath of office Dec. 1, he will tack on to his standing as the second-longest serving mayor in city history. Ganim became mayor in his first run when he was just 32 years old in November 1991. [Read more →]
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined 22 of their Democratic colleagues today in urging President Obama to use his executive power to eliminate a loophole that they assert allows individuals without a federal license to conduct gun sales at gun shows and over the internet without conducting background checks. Letter follows. [Read more →]
Mayor Bill Finch listens to supporters at Dolphin’s Cove. CT Post photo Autumn Driscoll.
Friends, supporters, politicians attended a sendoff for Mayor Bill Finch Saturday afternoon at Dolphin’s Cove in the East End, a short distance from the Steel Point redevelopment area featuring anchor tenant Bass Prop Shops that was recruited and opened on Finch’s watch. Nov. 30 will be Finch’s last day as mayor after eight years in office. [Read more →]
Some people can be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then there’s the right place, right time. It happens in politics, it happens in journalism, it can also happen with filmmakers. Just ask Don Sikorski. For the greater part of the year Sikorski and his film crew have been shadowing Joe Ganim in part on a leap of faith that something dramatic would transpire in his comeback bid. Sikorski’s camera chronicled a number of dramatic events in the course of the campaign involving crime, neighborhood forums, debates, as well as primary and election nights in the first installment of his City Wars series that he hopes becomes a national collection capturing the underbelly of cities in America. [Read more →]
Mayor-elect Joe Ganim announced on Friday his transition taskforce will conduct public forums regarding six areas of public policy under review, the first Monday, 7 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School, 1375 North Avenue at Lexington Avenue and Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Jettie Tisdale School, 250 Hollister Avenue. [Read more →]
Bass Pro Shops store manager Loretta Mercado, company founder Johnny Morris and Mayor Bill Finch cut the ribbon for the grand opening. CT Post photo Brian Pounds.
Thousands of enthusiastic customers Wednesday night flooded the opening of Bass Pro Shops, the anchor tenant to the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side more than 30 years in the making, outgoing Mayor Bill Finch’s economic development legacy. Bass Pro is an incredible 150,000-square-foot indoor experience for its “Outdoor World” featuring fishing, boating, camping equipment, clothing lines, a restaurant and even an aquarium-like bowling alley. [Read more →]