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Entries Tagged as 'Keila Torres Ocasio'

Practice Your Downward Dog And Downward Dem

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Attention political yogis. Along the Broad Street steps on Elm Street sits the newly opened Great Heart Yoga Studio within walking distance from many of the new housing units Downtown. The studio is a short walk from both City Hall and the Margaret Morton Government Center that house city offices. Hmmm, thinking this is a […]

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City Pushes Downtown North Progress

May 5th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A new development team has joined Bridgeport’s collection of Downtown North properties, a key revitalization of Main Street long in need of a brighter face. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is scheduling a tour of the buildings including the rehab of Harral Security Wheeler, a mixed-use complex with 70 apartments, a rooftop patio, fitness center, and retail space. […]

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Ganim Touts New Energy In City

April 10th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday delivered the city’s annual address to the business community highlighting projects created under his predecessor Bill Finch as well as new ones since his return to office 16 months ago. See video above.

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West End Revitalization Project Begins

February 1st, 2017 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A complex $120 million finance package now in place, city and state officials on Tuesday joined Mayor Joe Ganim and developer Gary Flocco at a groundbreaking for the first phase of the Cherry Street Lofts, a mixed-use project in the West End bordered by Cherry Street, Hancock Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Howard Avenue consisting of […]

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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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