No one can accuse former city development chief Don Eversley of backing down. Eversley, who’s taken all kinds of heat from OIB posters, defends his honor in this lengthy rejoinder to his critics, as a follow-up to his statement the other day characterizing OIB posters as “miserable, bitter old people that post online.” In fact, [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Bijou Square'
March 27th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City [...]
Tags: Bass Pro Shops·Bijou Square·Bijou Theatre·Bill Finch·Dan Malloy·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Jasper McLevy·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·Lowell Weicker·Phil Kuchma·Pleasure Beach·Steelpointe Harbor·Webster Bank Arena
January 7th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning
Who says there’s no activity Downtown? In a quest to harass city employees Monday afternoon on Lyon Terrace, there were no spots in the City Hall parking lot. No meters available on Golden Hill, nothing on Congress Street. Parked on Elm Street, fed the meter, climbed the Broad Street steps, made the rounds, checked in [...]
November 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education
Can you believe it? Bill Finch has been mayor of the state’s most populous city for five years. He won a close Democratic primary over Chris Caruso in September 2007 then easily won the general election in November 2007. He was tested again in a primary in 2011 by University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane [...]
Tags: Adam Wood·Bass Pro Shops·Bijou Square·Bijou Theatre·Bill Finch·Chris Caruso·Dan Malloy·David Kooris·Don Eversley·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Hernan Illingworth·Jacqueline Kelleher·Jasper McLevy·Joe Ganim·Joe Gaudett·John Bagley·John Fabrizi·Ken Moales·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Lowell Weicker·Mary-Jane Foster·Nancy Hadley·Paul Vallas·Sam Tedesco·University of Bridgeport·University of Connecticut·Webster Bank Arena
October 27th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Developer Phil Kuchma has launched a new construction project a block from his successful Bijou Square development Downtown. News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Mayor Bill Finch, developer Phil Kuchma, City officials and several members of the Bridgeport business community celebrated the commencement of new construction in downtown at 1208 Broad Street on Thursday afternoon.
October 7th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bijou Square, Phil Kuchma’s downtown redevelopment on Fairfield Avenue, includes restaurants, housing, office space and renovation of one of the oldest movie houses in the country, The Bijou Theatre. From Mayor Bill Finch: Developer Philip Kuchma’s Bijou Square development on Fairfield Avenue recently was awarded the prestigious J. Timothy Anderson ‘Timmy’ Award for Best Historic [...]
July 2nd, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch announced Monday afternoon that Economic Development Director Don Eversley will leave city employment to try to revive the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, the dormant quasi-public agency Finch once led before becoming mayor.