There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bass Pro Shops'
April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning
April 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday Connecticut will offer $22 million in municipal bonds to help finance a new store for outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops at the Steel Point redevelopment area. The sale of the general-obligation bonds through Connecticut Innovations Inc., the state’s financing arm, is expected the week of May 5, according to Moody’s […]
April 15th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
It was a rocky process that included legal battles and prior site rejection, but the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company that provides daily service to and from Port Jefferson New York, won approval from the Zoning Commission Monday night to relocate its Downtown terminal to Seaview Avenue across the harbor in the East End.
April 12th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning
OIB resident curmudgeon Andy Fardy writes frustratingly about the cranes that line the shoreline along I-95, but not his home city. Will we see cranes soon for construction of Bass Prop Shops? Fardy commentary: I was driving on I-95 this week and noticed all the construction cranes that were in use in towns along I-95. […]
April 8th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
The development was first proposed more than 30 years ago by Republican Mayor Lenny Paoletta. All these decades later is it possible mega retailer Bass Pro Shops will actually break ground this summer? WSJ’s Joseph De Avila writes about Steel Point: In most cities, the sight of heavy construction vehicles rumbling down the street doesn’t […]
March 24th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
John Fabrizi and Bill Finch are quintessential city politicians in the right place at the right time. Fabs, the City Council president, replaced Joe Ganim as mayor when Joe resigned in April of 2003 following his conviction on federal corruption charges. Finch, the state senator, succeeded Fabs as mayor when Democratic party operatives feared Fabs […]
March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]