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Entries Tagged as 'Keila Torres Ocasio'

Dan The New Man For Frisbie Pies

January 13th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It all started in 1871, when William Frisbie baked five-cent pies from a house on Kossuth Street on the East Side and delivered them by horse and wagon. Company employees flinged the heavy metal pie tins during breaks, many finding the bottom of the Pequonnock River. Yale students got in on the fun too and […]

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Development Underway For Vacant Building In The Rock

January 9th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post Just before the holidays, Black Rock residents began to see activity on a corner lot that has been conspicuously vacant for years.

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Sacred Heart University Grows Bigger And Bigger On Bridgeport Line

November 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Deep-pocketed Sacred Heart University announced on Monday it has purchased the nearby 66-acre Fairfied property of General Electric, now headquartered in Boston, for $31.5 million “But with Sacred Heart’s acquisition, the property will no longer be subject to the same property tax payments, due to the university’s nonprofit status–a fact that concerns Fairfield First Selectman […]

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Bridgeport Correctional Officers Plan To Open Billiard Parlor

September 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: Four Bridgeport correctional officers plan to open a billiard parlor downtown next month in the former Citytrust building. City resident Neelton Gooden said he learned to play pool several years ago and “fell in love with it.” But he was tired of having to go out of town for […]

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State Foreclosure Numbers Still Above National Average

September 21st, 2016 · 9 Comments · News and Events

From Alexander Soule and Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: According to foreclosure statistics compiled by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Bridgeport continues to be one of the few communities in the state struggling with a high number of foreclosures. The city reported 246 foreclosure filings in 2015, the highest rate in Fairfield County and the […]

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Can Tiin No More

August 11th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Can Tiin, a French Vietnamese bistro on Fairfield Avenue, has closed, marking another recent casualty of the Bijou Square redevelopment Downtown. The Bijou Theatre and Two Boots Restaurant are also recent closures although a new restaurant is preparing to fill the Two Boots space shortly.

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Musto Finds Trumbull Religion After Killing Bridgeport Conflict-Of-Interest Bill

April 30th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Anthony Musto’s hypocrisy is so thick you’d need a blowtorch to vaporize it. The former state senator who killed a government reform bill on behalf  of Bridgeport’s Democratic political establishment prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council to prevent conflicts of interests is now sanctimoniously speaking out about a Trumbull ethics issue as […]

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Businesses Hope East Side Development Has Far Economic Reach

April 19th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: When Bridgeport Jai Alai opened in 1976, East Side business owners were told it would be a boon for their establishments. In reality, visitors rarely strayed from the facility to check out the local haunts, according to Eduardo Reyes, owner of El Coquito, an East Main Street eatery that […]

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