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Entries Tagged as 'Bob Scinto'

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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The Preservation Pilot Prince, Plus: Gutzon’s Gusto

April 20th, 2010 · 35 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

Update: New link to city website is up under Government, here. Nice to be a pilot with your own plane. Morgan Kaolian, octogenarian extraordinaire, has a passion for Pleasure Beach in photos and phonetics, as he writes to the Park Board in an appeal for preservation.

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Dodd’s Dough, Kohut’s Calling, Linda’s Lion, Musto’s Magic, Meet Malloy

January 18th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Chris Dodd has at least two million clams left in the campaign account of his U.S. Senate seat for which he’ll not seek reelection. What to do with it? Give it back to those jolly corporations that plied him with dough through the decades? Nah. Give it to candidates? Possibly. Give it to charity? Could be. Hey, […]

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Mac Attack, Zoning Nightmare, Plus: Legendary Doc Gunther In Pol Pod

October 16th, 2009 · 32 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Why is everyone so afraid of U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon? GOP rivals are scared. Dem operatives terrified. Well, $30 million to spend would be enough to fire up frothing flacks. From The Hartford Courant: Three professional wrestling videos on YouTube were taken down Friday after they were sharply criticized by the state Democratic Party. […]

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