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Entries Tagged as 'Gus Curcio'

Funeral For A Friend, Last Writes For Advocate/Weekly In Print

December 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

For me it began as a Big House interview with Hells Angels Danny Bifield in Somers, CT more than 30 years ago. Numerous stories followed: crooked politicians, screwy cops, mobsters, bikers, prostitutes, trendy neighborhoods, funky bars, talented artists, the good, bad and ugly of the city. If it was weird, strange, artistic and different we […]

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Salute! City Seeks Downtown Zoning Amendment To Liquor Control Regulation

August 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Office of Planning & Economic Development is proposing a text amendment to liquor control regulations Downtown apparently to fix a loophole in the regulations requiring new bars and restaurants to seek a zoning variance for liquor licenses within “1500 feet in any direction from the entrance to any other building or premises which shall […]

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Curcio: ‘I Hosted A Finch Fundraiser’

August 9th, 2011 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

In the summer of 2007 State Senator Bill Finch, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for mayor facing a stiff challenge from State Rep. Chris Caruso, was thrown a fundraiser at Cafe Roma, a now-closed city restaurant on Fairfield Avenue downtown. Dozens of political operatives and usual-suspect campaign contributors attended the event that raised a boatload of cash […]

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Don’t Mess With The Magnet School

June 10th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

An intriguing configuration of Bridgeport area characters may intervene in the land use approval process for the regional science magnet high school including the town of Trumbull, and in an unrelated issue attorneys on behalf of a business partner of Gus Curcio, the city’s “exotic dancers” night club entrepreneur, whose property on Greenwood Street is critical to […]

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More Topless Stuff–They Could Hire Anthony Weiner

June 9th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Maybe Gus Curcio should invite Congressman Anthony Weiner into town. They could call it “Weiner pulls a boner.” From Keila Torres, CT Post: Several people with ownership interest in at least three strip clubs in the city are planning to open two more–with or without zoning approval. Read more: here.

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GE Seeks Demolition Permit

April 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

General Electric, poised to deconstruct its massive vacant plant on Boston Avenue, will seek Monday night an Inland Wetlands permit for “the purpose of excavating and removing polluted soil from the upland area adjacent to Seeley Pond on property located at 1285 Boston Avenue.” The company also seeks a permit to demolish a portion of a building on […]

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Caruso Statement at Zoning Hearing, Plus: Steel Deal And Boys, Don’t Pile On Linda

October 15th, 2009 · 12 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, State Politics

1 p.m. Update: Anyone weigh in at the cop-controlled Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing Wednesday night? Several City Council members did including Council President Tom McCarthy and his chief antagonist Bob Troll Walsh. But instead of pols fighting, most of the action in City Council chambers came from members of opposing community groups shouting their […]

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Lauretti’s Water Torture, Plus: Gag Order, Peck Flex, And Bridgeport’s Uninsured

September 23rd, 2009 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Okay, give me a show of hands … who among you knows FBI Special Agent Chris Halpin? I do, I do, I do! That would be me, Leonard. I spent a lot of time with Chris in the Joe Ganim case. Ten years ago this week I told Mayor Joe and his personal concierge Paul Pinto […]

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