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Entries Tagged as 'Chuck Willinger'

Mercury Rises Over Suds Flap

April 21st, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A City Council “informational session” on changing zoning rules controlling liquor sales threatened to turn into a rowdy bar brawl Wednesday night.

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Zoning War To Regulate Sale Of Spirits

March 7th, 2016 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Monday night update: At the request of attorney Chuck Willinger, the agenda item was deferred to the next meeting. Dozens of opposing package store owners were in attendance as well as several City Council members such as Eneida Martinez and Alfredo Castillo and former State Senator Ernie Newton in opposition. Original story: A 40-strong coalition […]

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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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