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Paging Choo Choo Charlie–Price Tag For Second Train Station, Good & Plenty $146 Million

June 24th, 2015 · 43 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A second train station to complement access to the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side featuring Bass Pro Shops as the anchor tenant is a centerpiece of Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection platform with a projected completion date of 2018 if all the station financing pieces are in place.

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Sikorsky Leaving Bridgeport Plant, Consolidating Jobs To Stratford HQ

June 3rd, 2015 · 58 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sikorsky Aircraft announced on Tuesday that it is “exiting its current facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and relocating employees to the Stratford, Connecticut facility. It is important to note that none of these announced layoffs are a result of the facility consolidation.” The company announced global workforce reductions including 180 jobs in Connecticut. Sikorsky operates a […]

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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‘Vitality And Momentum’ For East Side Development

May 20th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post the principals of the Miami-based RCI Group Robert Christoph Sr. and Robert Christoph Jr. highlight redevelopment progress on the East Side. The Steelpointe Harbor has always been focused on creating employment and economic opportunities while at the same time invigorating and developing Bridgeport’s waterfront. After […]

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Ganim, Short On Specifics, Kicks Off Mayoral Race, “Bridgeport That Works For Everyone”

May 15th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Continuing a theme of a “Bridgeport that works for everyone,” former Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night launched his formal kickoff to try to reclaim the job he resigned more than 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, asserting “This election is about the future and about which candidate has the vision […]

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Steelpointe Harbor Project Set To Receive State Funding Boost

May 6th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: Finch statement. The state Bond Commission on Monday is scheduled to approve $9 million to assist with phase 1 of shoreline improvements for the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, according to a news release issued by the city’s legislative delegation.

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Finch And Mayoral Staff Examine Lessons From Baltimore

May 1st, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: This week, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch gathered members of his staff to discuss efforts to build community relationships and support young people in order to avoid situations similar to the recent events that have occurred in Baltimore. Among those in attendance at today’s meeting were Jorge Garcia, Director of […]

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Finch: Pleasure Beach To Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

April 22nd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, as the state’s largest city celebrates Earth Day, Mayor Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier island that was inaccessible for decades until it reopened to the public last year–will officially open to the public on May 23 at 10:00AM (i.e., Memorial Day Weekend). Through the month of […]

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