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Righting The Port Authority Ship

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen financial scrutineer John Marshall Lee has uncovered waves of dubious decisions from the prior administration’s control of the Bridgeport Port Authority, what he describes as the warping of an institution to make it less open, accountable, transparent and honest, his acronym for OATH. In his address to the City Council Monday night, he urged […]

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‘It Will Be Harlem In The 1960s’–The Battle To Preserve The 1,500 Foot Booze Rule

January 19th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning

Rich Augustynowicz, owner of Discount Wines & Liquors of Bridgeport on Wood Avenue, is leading the charge against a petition by land use attorney Chuck Willinger for the Planning & Zoning Commission to reduce the 1,500 foot rule prohibiting the sale of alcohol near a house of worship, school, daycare center or another package store. […]

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Happy New Year! Judge Radcliffe Rules Political ‘Fix Was In’ Shuts Down Liquor Store, ‘Parade Of Preening Politicians’

January 2nd, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Update includes full decision. When it comes to Bridgeport politics, Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe has a healthy dose of skepticism and he did not hold back in a “fix was in” decision Wednesday castigating political influence that approved an application for a package store opponents argued violated state law including former Republican State Senator […]

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Judge Radcliffe: No Housing Growth On Community Garden

December 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe has rescued a community garden program in the South End from an affordable housing development. Former City Councilman Bob Halstead, active in the community garden program for decades, was among a group of people spearheading opposition. They hired land use attorney Chuck Willinger  to file a lawsuit. OIB commentary contributor […]

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Shipping Out Of Downtown, Zoners Back New Ferry Location In East End

April 15th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It was a rocky process that included legal battles and prior site rejection, but the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company that provides daily service to and from Port Jefferson New York, won approval from the Zoning Commission Monday night to relocate its Downtown terminal to Seaview Avenue across the harbor in the East End.

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Ferry Officials Face Rocky Waters For Proposed Terminal Move

January 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Chuck Willinger, the attorney representing Downtown businesses opposing the ferry terminal relocating across the harbor, characterized campaign donations from ferry executives to state and local elected officials, as reported by the Connecticut Post, “outrageous–bordering on scandalous.” The story implied the campaign donations may have helped secure support to move the terminal. Interesting observation from Willinger, a savvy […]

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Zoners For Ziti! Amendment Approved For Testo’s Restaurant

March 12th, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa is feeling merry today pounding veal for his restaurant customers. Despite heated opposition from North End residents, the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night approved a change to the city’s master plan of development based on an application on behalf of the Madison Avenue restaurant owned by Testa in a residential […]

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Snooze And Lose–Zoning Gaffe Paves Way For Shopping Center On Upper East Side

January 31st, 2013 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: An oops by city officials has opened the door for a controversial developer to put a shopping center smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood on the Bridgeport-Trumbull line.

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