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Entries Tagged as 'Chuck Willinger'

Spirited Hearing Over Proposed Liquor Store Expansion

September 27th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Monday night’s zoning commission hearing turned rowdy with opponents to opening up more liquor store applications frustrated by process and a lawyer for the city promising police presence at the next meeting.

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In The Spirit Of Business Friendly, Zoners Consider Liquor Store Expansion

September 24th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city is giving new meaning to saluting “business friendly.” The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night will take up a “Petition of Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED) – Seeking to establish a comprehensive approach to all establishments serving or selling liquor within the City limits excluding full service restaurants under Sec. 12-10 […]

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Spirited Voices Over Liquor Store Application

January 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night will once again consider a controversial application opposed by a coalition of city liquor store operators who fear “a liquor store on every corner.” See agenda here.

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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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