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Entries Tagged as 'David Kooris'

Ganim Leverages Lavernoich To Fill Development Office

April 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced the appointment of Edward P. Lavernoich as interim director of the Bridgeport Officer of Planning and Economic Development (OPED). Lavernoich takes over the position from David Kooris, who is departing to take a position with the State of Connecticut after four years with the […]

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Kooris To Exit Development Job Soon, Who’s In The Wings?

March 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Economic Development Director David Kooris will spend his final day on the city job next Friday as he segues to a position in state government managing a federally funded project addressing shoreline infrastructure improvements including Bridgeport. Who will replace him?

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Recalling 40 Cent Drafts At Dolan’s, Vacant Building Hit By Fire

March 30th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update, video: If you wanted to know what Bridgeport was like in the 1940s, Dolan’s Bar and Grill at Middle and Golden Hill streets next to the Downtown post office was the spot. The interior never changed. And the place certainly hit the spot for an eclectic group of eccentrics, be it local drunk, newspaper […]

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Kooris Resigns City Development Job For State Position, Attracted Millions In State And Federal Grants

March 8th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Economic Development Director David Kooris who helped guide construction of the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side and shepherded millions in state and federal grants for a new East Side train station and flood control for neighborhoods has issued his resignation letter to the city for a job in state government managing a […]

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Ganim, Power Company Sign Community Benefits Agreement

February 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city Communications Director Av Harris: PSEG Power Connecticut and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim today signed a Community Environmental Benefit Agreement (CEBA) associated with the construction of a new gas-fired plant in Bridgeport. The agreement was also signed by the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice, the University of Bridgeport, South End Revitalization Zone Committee […]

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‘Moving Money Around Without Authority’

February 17th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget examiner John Marshall Lee, in his regular address to the City Council, wonders how taxpayer money ends up here and there in secrecy. From Lee: Last month a major subject discussed was a resolution approving ‘bond refunding’ to save the City $3 Million in payments or principal and interest in the current year […]

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Read It And Roar–The Top 100 Municipal Wage Earners For 2015

January 30th, 2016 · 106 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Okay, strap in, grab a cup of joe, or if you need it a cocktail, to review the list of top 100 wage earners for 2015 once again dominated by police officers whose pay was padded by overtime, some of them retirement payout and vacation and comp days. Some of the police overtime is also […]

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Downtown Development And Other City Projects To Receive State Support

January 27th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Downtown North, as it’s called, is not the most inviting gateway for visitors coming off the Route 25-8 Connector. Once beyond the Cardinal Shehan Center youth sanctuary, a series of abandoned and boarded-up buildings greet arrivals along Main Street. Redevelopment of Downtown North that started under the Finch administration will receive a boost Friday morning […]

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