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Entries Tagged as 'Bridgeport Port Authority'

McAllister’s Navy Fires Back

August 4th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning

Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, wants to correct the record about what he says are inaccuracies contained in an OIB guest column by Denis O’Malley, chairman of the Bridgeport Port Authority. McAllister and the city have been going at it for quite some time over a variety of issues, […]

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Joe And Ernie, More Ferry Dust, Mr. Barnum Needs Our Help, And Bridgeport Rocks!

July 16th, 2010 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The official release date for former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, serving out his time under supervision of a halfway house, is Monday, according to www.bop.gov. The official release date for former State Senator Ernie Newton, who’s completing his time under home confinement, is Aug. 13. Joe is 50, Ernie 54, both relatively young. The federal government […]

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Q Poll: Dem Race Tightens, Plus: New Chop To Ferry Fight, Punch For Punch

July 15th, 2010 · 34 Comments · Development and Zoning, National Politics, State Politics

Afternoon Update: More On Ferry Fight Today’s Q Poll shows a tightening  primary race between Democrats Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy. Republican Tom Foley still has a commanding lead over his two primary challengers. From the Q Poll:

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Holy Smoke, A Bridgeport Traffic Jam, Debating The Ferry Location

July 12th, 2010 · 36 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A traffic jam from downtown Bridgeport to the South End? Who’d have thunk it? To paraphrase Yogi, Bridgeport is crowded … nobody goes there anymore. Friday night a convergence of American Idol fans at the arena, Bluefish fans at the ballpark and ferry fans at the terminal provided some driver agita. Downtown to the South End […]

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Can Someone Figure Out The Ferry Fight? Plus: Himes’ Pelosi Peel

June 9th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, National Politics, State Politics

The city has a transportation jewel, the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company terminal downtown. Some one million travelers each year traffic the city’s ferry terminal owned by the Bridgeport Port Authority. Many head over to Port Jefferson, Long Island from the city and surrounding suburbs, and some come over from the other side of the […]

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Jacobs’ Financial Ladder

February 1st, 2010 · 36 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics

Sweet! New month, a short month, time to think pitchers and catchers, spring arrives next month. Will Phil see his shadow on Tuesday? And will Ralph see the money? And exactly how much loot? Ralph being Ralph Jacobs, canned by the Civil Service Commission last year as personnel director for something called “breach of city […]

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A Ferry Good Debate, Plus: Himes, Finch Announce Bridge Bucks

December 14th, 2009 · 20 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

Afternoon Update: Where do you want your ship to come in? East End City Council members Jim Holloway and Andre Baker want to relocate the Bridgeport Port Jefferson Steamboat Company to a new ferry terminal in their neighborhood. That would be a nice addition to the East End, no? But at what cost to downtown? Holloway […]

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Abate Lands Riccio Deal

December 9th, 2009 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

What’s a Riccio Deal? Riccio, as in Joe, the city’s former Port Authority director, received a six-month buyout to go away after he was terminated by Port Authority commissioners several months ago following an explosion over Riccio’s efforts to seek state legislation stripping the city of home rule over the agency. Apparently, that deal was good enough […]

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