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Entries Tagged as 'Jeff Kohut'

Kohut: Bridgeport’s Survival = Casino, Get On The Bus To Hartford

March 2nd, 2017 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut, 2011 mayoral candidate, has experienced a change of heart. Once opposed to a casino for the city, he writes, “There is real hope for Bridgeport in casino development. Let’s go for it! When do the buses leave for Hartford?”

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Kohut: Himes Should Declare His District A Sanctuary

February 15th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

All this talk about sanctuary cities has Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut thinking about a broader approach. He writes, “If Congressman Jim Himes (a vocal critic of Trump Administration immigration policy) and the Democratic political apparatus of the Fourth District is serious about resisting injustices threatened against benign immigrants by the Trump Administration, then the […]

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How Bridgeport Avoids Economic Entropy (Disorder)

February 9th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning

When the snow’s piling so high your shovel-shaken joints can’t take it anymore you’ve reached a state of entropy; when the federal political system implodes under a rant of presidential tweets it can only lead to entropy; when your decaying mind cannot noodle a lucid idea for readers you’ve reached a state of entropy. Only […]

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Kohut Decries Elitist Conspiracy To Stifle Bridgeport Development

January 4th, 2017 · 23 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, is not bashful declaring the reasons he says Bridgeport development has not advanced like other Connecticut cities. He calls it the Stamford-Greenwich-Hartford “bullying of Bridgeport” to preserve the lower Fairfield County lifestyle, “especially cheap Bridgeport labor.” As the Connecticut General Assembly convenes this week for a […]

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Kohut’s Plan For Bridgeport Rising, Giving Wings To The Phoenix

September 19th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning

OIB asked one of the city’s preeminent policy wonks Jeff Kohut for his take on what he would do were he city development chief. Grab a cup of joe and check it out. Bridgeport has been in governmental/administrative and socioeconomic decline for the better part of six decades. There are many reasons for Bridgeport’s decline, […]

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Andato A Pescare (Gone Fishing)

September 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Politics

Well, not fishing exactly, but some time away (no. not fitted for a straight jacket, they haven’t found one the right size) but visiting the Grimaldi principality (not storming the palace but maybe knock on the door) in Monte Carlo and then off to bella Italia.

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A Rallying Cry For Downtown

August 5th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut shares his observations on the critical need for a vibrant Downtown. From Kohut. The news of the closing of Bridgeport’s Bijou Theater took a lot of Bridgeporters and area residents by surprise last week when it was announced by the local media the present theater management just wasn’t getting enough […]

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Residents Swing At Proposed Sacred Heart Golf Property Purchase

June 2nd, 2016 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

To supportive city officials, as a land transaction goes, it’s a 300-yard drive down the middle of the fairway. Sacred Heart University cuts a check for $4 million. In exchange the city provides eight acres of wet-wooded golf course property from the 100-acre Fairchild Wheeler Black Course that cannot be touched except for essential maintenance. […]

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