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Entries Tagged as 'Café Roma'

What The Hell Does Matt Bai Know About Bridgeport?

September 23rd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Matt Bai, why don’t you stick your head up your ass! The know-it-all scribe for The New York Times, who thinks he’s smart and everyone else is stupid, former student of Bridgeport Regional Business Council President Paul Timpanelli, wrote this in an exhaustive Sunday Times Mag piece about Connecticut politics:

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Bijou For You, Plus: Late Night With Mayor And Chief, And Hill Climbs All Over Linda And Dick

September 10th, 2010 · 11 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

I visited Phil Kuchma, developer of Bijou Square, Thursday afternoon. If you’ve not seen what he’s done on Fairfield Avenue, check it out. He’s cleaned up an entire city block downtown. Good stuff. The next phase of his redevelopment–ground-floor retail and housing rentals–is two months or so away from occupancy. He already has several commercial tenants […]

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SuBy’s Mario Schmooze, Dem Storm Clouds, And Lots Of Park City Stuff

May 7th, 2010 · 51 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Say what you want about Susan Bysiewicz, she’s relentless. The day before a state judge cleared the way for Secretary of the State Bysiewicz to run for state attorney general she visited Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in his Madison Avenue restaurant to  schmooze support.

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Kuchma’s Bijou Back On Track, Plus: OIB Party, Malloy’s Moolah And Mary Joins The Millionaire

May 2nd, 2010 · 31 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

It was a long wait to pick up where he left off and a test of his patience, but Bijou Square developer Phil Kuchma closed on his construction loan Friday afternoon.

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Detention For Jodi, Plus: Put On Your Promotional Cap

December 29th, 2009 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Afternoon Update: Governor Jodi Rell is determined to shoehorn a juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side. She’s moving ahead to approve the dough through the State Bond Commission that she chairs. Ya know what I say … stick it in Brookfield! Thanks to Bob Fredericks for the heads-up on this. See […]

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Congress Street Bridge, Plus: Big Vote, Big Budget, Bulldozer And Lori’s Loot

December 11th, 2009 · 26 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Weekend update: I received a call Friday afternoon from Congressman Jim Himes who left a message explaining that I was ahead of myself the other day when I questioned the whereabouts of the dough to replace the Congress Street Bridge which candidate Himes used in 2008 to highlight the city’s infrastructure woes. Mea culpa noted here. The […]

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New Q Poll, Plus: Himes On Health, And Okay Class, We Need Ideas For A City Welcome Wagon

November 12th, 2009 · 59 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Morning Update: Hey, I’ve just returned from four days in Pinehurst, NC where Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Seaside Park, created a New England Village in the south. It’s a mighty fine place to chase golf balls and pamper yourself in a world-class spa. I posted the past few days from my trusty notepad while I […]

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Friday Night Gossip, I Love It

April 25th, 2009 · 10 Comments · News and Events

Holy traffic jam. Downtown Bridgeport was smoking hot with activities Friday night. Who says suburbanites won’t come downtown? They did Friday night. Mo and I started out at Café Roma on Fairfield Avenue to meet up with OIB friends Barb Delmonico and her hubby Marc, the Republican town chair. It’s incumbent upon me as a […]

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