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Entries Tagged as 'Bridgeport Port Authority'

Not Ferry Good For Captain McAllister

July 25th, 2012 · 10 Comments · News and Events

Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, needs a legal buoy. From the CT Post: The ferry boat terminal will stay docked in downtown.

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Air Ball! Tate George Charged In Ponzi Scheme–What Does This Mean For His Proposed Development?

September 23rd, 2011 · 28 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Afternoon update, includes Finch response: Former UConn basketball star Tate George, part of a development team for the planned Seaview Plaza retail center for the East End, surrendered this morning to federal authorities in connection with an alleged investment fraud scheme. See Justice Department news release below followed by Mayor Bill Finch’s response, Mary-Jane Foster’s reaction and the development announcement that […]

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Rocky Waters For Yacht Builder

September 12th, 2011 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Will one of America’s leading builders of yachts and commercial vessels bail out of its Bridgeport facility? The owner of the company Derecktor Shipyards tells the Fairfield County Independent the economy is killing the Bridgeport operation. Word is that Derecktor Shipyards’ Bridgeport facility could close as soon as this Friday. The Bridgeport Port Authority owns the land where Derecktor has […]

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Finch: Funds For East End Project

September 9th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: City Receives EPA Approval to Use Federal Funding to Assist with Remediation of Seaview Plaza Development Mayor Bill Finch announced today that the Seaview Plaza Development project has received a boost thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of $350,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for the environmental […]

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Whoa! Finch Lawyers Rolling In Loot–Foster Claims “Pay To Play Back In Business”

May 27th, 2011 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education

A freedom of information request to the city by Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster reveals a bunch of lawyers financing Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection making small fortunes since the mayor assumed office including Bill Beccaro who controls a political action committee aligned with the mayor. Beccaro has made more than $250K from city taxpayers since the mayor assumed office […]

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Foster Issues FOI Request–Who’s Getting Paid?

March 3rd, 2011 · 70 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mary-Jane Foster, an exploratory candidate for mayor, wants to know how much taxpayer dough has been spent on outside legal fees since Bill Finch has been mayor. It’s a lot. But it’s not something hizzoner shares on his daily Twitter feeds. Wouldn’t that be nice? My guess is millions. Who’s being paid? How much? Any of these lawyers […]

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Ferry Company Awarded Fees In Court Fight–Now What?

February 24th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Another legal round for the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company. U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Droney has awarded the ferry company more than $1 million in legal fees and costs in conjunction with the ferry company’s lawsuit that challenged the passenger fees the Bridgeport Port Authority was charging on its ferries between Bridgeport and Port Jefferson, […]

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