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Housatonic Community College Celebrates 50 Years

March 21st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

Housatonic Community College has come a long way from its humble beginning 50 years ago. Current enrollment is roughly 6,000 making it among the highest attended community colleges in Connecticut. Two-year programs have served as career springboards for doctors, lawyers, nurses and law enforcement professionals. More than 25 years ago, the college languished in an […]

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On Giving Day Support The Downtown Cabaret

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Hugh Hallinan, executive director of the Downtown Cabaret Theater: Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a 24-hour non-profit fundraiser.  It is broken up by various challenges. The challenge I need your help on is “Top of the Morning”. More information here: dtcab.com/giving-day/.

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Funds And Suds For Walker At Brewport Campaign Event–Scinto On Tap

October 13th, 2017 · 65 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Many Bridgeport angles accompany the 2018 race for governor including candidates Mayor Joe Ganim and David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General who lives in Black Rock. (No suburbanites, Black Rock is a Bridgeport neighborhood, not Fairfield.) Shelton mega developer Bob Scinto is backing Walker over Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, also a GOP gubernatorial candidate, […]

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The Correct Contrition For Bob Scinto: Do A Development in Bridgeport!

March 30th, 2011 · 70 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Developer Robert Scinto is scheduled for sentencing in federal court next week for fibbing to the feds regarding benefits provided to Shelton public officials. Scinto, a Bridgeport kid who had huge successes turning Shelton’s grand into the envy of the state, will try to persuade U.S. District Judge Charles Haight to grant leniency in exchange […]

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2010 Top Stories, What Say You?

December 29th, 2010 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

What’s on your list of top Bridgeport stories? In June, a tornado struck buildings on the East Side and downtown including heavy damage to the Barnum Museum. On July 24 two city firefighters perished in the line of duty. On Oct. 30, President Obama visited the Arena at Harbor Yard to campaign for Democratic candidates. Three […]

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Bummer, Modern Plastics Leaving City – Scinto New Shelton Landlord

November 13th, 2010 · 55 Comments · Development and Zoning

Modern Plastics 65-year history anchoring Bridgeport’s West End will end soon, according to company President Bing Carbone. The company and its two dozen or so employees in Bridgeport are heading to Shelton in early 2011 in a building owned by developer Robert Scinto. How many times have we heard this story? Shelton is a magnet for […]

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Rule Number One: Don’t Fib To The Feds

October 21st, 2010 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning

Rule number two, when the feds knock on your door, say lawyer. Robert Scinto, one of the region’s largest developers, entered a guilty plea today in federal court across the street from a building he developed on Lafayette Boulevard. His lawyer Jamie Cowdery, represented me in the Ganim case. Life goes on. From CT Post:

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The Budget’s Royal Flush?

August 16th, 2010 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Mayors, for the most part, live and die by budgets. If you think the city budget is bleeding red this year wait until next year when Mayor Bill Finch’s election is on the line. So city bean counters are searching for new revenue sources. Yeah baby, whoever thought poop could be a major revenue source. It can. […]

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