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Entries Tagged as 'David Kooris'

Bridgeport Unveils ‘Better Every Day’ Campaign Sans Finch

November 17th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Enlisting a contractor to share the story of “Bridgeport getting better every day,” the city has launched a $250,000 marketing campaign under the direction of Communications Director Brett Broesder to highlight city progress on television, radio and websites into the new year. Mayor Bill Finch, seeking reelection in 2015, will not appear in the campaign. […]

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Malloy Touts Black Rock Businesses, A Bridge And A Beer

September 27th, 2014 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Gazing out over Ash Creek that divides Bridgeport from Fairfield, surrounded by dozens of Black Rockers on a walking tour of the neighborhood, Governor Dan Malloy beckoned the warm late-September Friday night hopeful of a beer with the locals. Neighborhood resident Elliott Arluck raced into his Fox Street home that abuts the creek, emerging with […]

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Kohut Laments ‘Snake-oil Solutions’

September 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Policy wonk extraordinaire Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, is mighty cranky these days. In his latest commentary he writes: “with only the same snake-oil solutions for the problems of Connecticut’s urban centers being proposed by the Democrats, nothing of substance being proposed by the Republicans, and only Tea Party nonsense being espoused by […]

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Debating Tax Incentives To Encourage Development

September 9th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Several City Council members such as Trish Swain and Rick Torres, in a story by Brian Lockhart of the CT Post, wonder how much money the city is leaving on the table because of tax breaks. Then again, how much would the city lose by not offering developers incentives?

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‘Front Yard Seaside Park, Back Yard Long Island Sound’ Officials Announce Remediation Plans For Old Factory

August 28th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Standing in the east end of Seaside Park, sandwiched by the campus of the University of Bridgeport and a vacant industrial building, Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday joined state and city officials to announce a $2 million loan to remediate a 12-acre parcel including the old Remington Shaver site in the […]

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Officials Celebrate Opening Of Landmark Apartments Downtown

August 22nd, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and other officials cut the ribbon on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of Landmark, 30 new apartments Downtown inside the site of the renovated former Mechanics & Farmers building that will also be home of the design firm Fletcher Thompson that is relocating back to the city after moving to Shelton […]

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Enrique Torres Offers Tax Cure

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council

In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, two-time mayoral candidate City Councilman Enrique Torres writes, “If we lower taxes, businesses will come. Jobs will come. Crime will come down. Children will stop shooting each other.” From Enrique: David Kooris, Bridgeport’s economic development director, recently switched hats and became a cheerleader by penning a […]

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