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City Poised To Take Scarred Buildings For Development

November 24th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Hugh Bailey, CT Post: Bridgeport is poised to take possession of the former Remington Arms factory, including the iconic shot tower, on Barnum Avenue after reaching a settlement on a longstanding bankruptcy proceeding. The century-old buildings on the site are adjacent to the property planned for the city’s second train station, and are considered […]

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Courting A Development Chief

November 13th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport business community didn’t exactly bust open wallets to finance Joe Ganim’s election, most of the campaign loot went to outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and Ganim’s chief general election opponent Mary-Jane Foster, but now business leaders want to help Ganim identify a replacement assuming current development chief David Kooris is shown the door.

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Federal Officials, Finch Praise $10 Million Grant For Second Train Station

November 10th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg joined Mayor Bill Finch and congressional representatives on Monday to celebrate the awarding of a $10 million grant to plan a new rail station on the city’s East Side serving both Metro-North and Amtrak trains. Mayor-elect Joe Ganim who attended the announcement says he supports the project. For […]

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Ganim Has Won, Now What?

November 5th, 2015 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Time to put the pieces together to govern. Joe Ganim deserved a day of rest following a triumphant return Tuesday night. He won convincingly. There was no spoiler. Voters serenaded his quest for redemption. The campaign is over. Now he turns his attention to governing.

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City Awarded $10 Million Federal Grant For East Side Train Station, Foster And Ganim Applaud, Torres: Yes, If Managed Correctly

October 27th, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch isn’t going out like a lion or a lamb. More like a tiger. Bridgeport’s federal congressional delegation and Governor Dan Malloy announced Monday the city has received $10 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds for the construction of Barnum Station, Finch’s vision for a new commuter rail station […]

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Another Fire At Abandoned Factory Near Steel Point

September 4th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

A fire Friday afternoon broke out at the former AGI Rubber factory at Stratford Avenue and Kossuth Street sending plumes of smoke visible from I-95 during rush hour. The Fire Department has responded to several fires there the past few years near the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side just beyond Downtown.

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Finch Breaks Ground For Waterfront Park At Steelpointe Harbor

July 23rd, 2015 · 32 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Thursday broke ground for a waterfront park on the 52-acre peninsula at the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment of the East Side that will include Bass Pro Shops as the anchor tenant.

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Finch Tries To Rescue Tax Incentive Proposal For Development

June 9th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Mayor Bill Finch’s administration hopes by late summer to have persuaded a majority of the 20-person City Council to finally back a controversial tax-credit deal for mixed-income housing promoted as revitalizing the East Side.

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