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Entries Tagged as 'Carl McCluster'

South End Resident Says Housing Authority Proposal In Flood Zone Is All Wet

October 18th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Development and Zoning

Andrew Martinez is a South End resident who opposes a Bridgeport Housing Authority plan for replacement housing in the neighborhood. He writes that good ideas can go bad. He also takes issue with the role of the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone. His commentary follows: Over the past eight years or so the City of […]

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Saturday Summit On Coal Plant

October 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From the Sierra Club: Churches, Environmental Groups, Elected Officials and Coal Plant Owner to Address Community on Energy Issues Healthy Connecticut Alliance teams up with Shiloh Baptist Church at Bridgeport Sustainability Summit to discuss future of coal plant The Second Annual Bridgeport Sustainability Summit is a community response to growing concerns and debates about the […]

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Mulligan Stew For The South End NRZ

February 23rd, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone meets tonight (Thursday) 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center. The agenda includes “Democratic Town Committee elections” and “Revision of Bylaws.” Revision of bylaws? What could that mean, considering the previous heated meeting to consider a proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for […]

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Fox Blows Cork At South End Meeting For Proposed Halfway House–Fore! McCluster Wants A Mulligan

February 8th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Leave it to city resident Jim “Sonny” Fox to add a little excitement to a community meeting. A proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for male offenders and the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone was debated Tuesday night at the University of Bridgeport. The benefits agreement guarantees […]

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Does Halfway House Proposal Have New Life?

February 6th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

A proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for male offenders and the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone will be the subject of a community meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center faculty dining room. The benefits agreement guarantees a $50,000 charitable contribution if the […]

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The Case Against The Halfway House

March 1st, 2011 · 28 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rally on steps of City Hall before the Planning and Zoning Commission hearing. Michael Voytek, the attorney representing neighborhood groups in opposition to the halfway house proposal that was rejected by city zoners Monday night, delivered the following presentation in City Council chambers.

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Foster Fillets Finch’s Flip Flops

February 14th, 2011 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In 2009, before State Rep. Chris Caruso screamed holy hell, before neighbors from the Upper East Side blew a cork, before rallies and vigils and protests made it clear that Governor Jodi’s Rell’s proposal for a juvenile detention center for girls was unacceptable, Mayor Bill Finch had made it clear he was all for building […]

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