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Entries Tagged as 'Don Eversley'

City Development Chief In Limbo

July 7th, 2016 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ninety days go fast, especially in the tedious world of economic development. Following the April departure of municipal development chief David Kooris, Ed Lavernoich, the executive director of the quasi-public Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, agreed to fill in for three months, pending a national search for a permanent replacement. Lavernoich is now preparing to return […]

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

March 30th, 2016 · 16 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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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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School Board Controversy Among Top Stories In March And April 2013

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas receives three-year contract, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez tries to block it in court. These were among the top stories from March and April in 2013. Additional headlines follow:

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Eversley Responds To Shipyard Loss

December 14th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Former city development director Don Eversley issued this statement to OIB following news of the departure of a company he recruited to the East End shipyard. Everlsey now works as a commercial and industrial development consultant. From Eversley: As it happens, as both OPED Director and Port board member, I worked my ass off on […]

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Shipyard Promise Bottoms Out

December 13th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

When he served as city development director and then head of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation Don Eversley viewed a shipyard project as a key momentum builder to the city’s waterfront agenda. J. Goodison Company, a Rhode Island-based marine and industrial maintenance and repair contractor, had been selected last year by the Bridgeport Port Authority […]

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Eversly’s No Little Snoozy, Highlights Accomplishments

March 27th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

No one can accuse former city development chief Don Eversley of backing down. Eversley, who’s taken all kinds of heat from OIB posters, defends his honor in this lengthy rejoinder to his critics, as a follow-up to his statement the other day characterizing OIB posters as “miserable, bitter old people that post online.” In fact, […]

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Eversley: OIB “Insanely Over-The-Top On-Line Character Assassination By Miserable, Bitter Old People”

March 25th, 2013 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Aren’t you glad you won’t have Don Eversley to kick around anymore? He’s certainly happy about it. The city’s former chief develeopment official who was shifted over to the now-mothballed Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation didn’t snooze through his comments to Brian Lockhart of the Connecticut Post about what he thinks of folks who post comments on […]

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