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Entries Tagged as 'Lenny Paoletta'

Show Time! Finch Announces Latest Tenant For East Side Development

May 14th, 2015 · 49 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:  Today, Mayor Bill Finch announced that Cinépolis USA, a luxury cinema complex, will build a 50,000 square foot cinema at Bridgeport’s Steelpointe Harbor, projected to open in 2017. He was joined by former Bridgeport Mayors Leonard Paoletta, Tom Bucci, and John Fabrizi, as well as several other elected officials, […]

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Finch Ramps Up Steelpointe Harbor Construction On East Side

April 1st, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday highlighted what is expected to be the linchpin of his reelection effort, construction at the Steelepointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, as former Mayor Joe Ganim is poised to challenge Finch for his old job. Ganim could make a formal entry into the race as soon as Thursday. […]

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The Wacky World Of Mayoral Politics

April 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Howard Gardner says he’s going all the way. Charlie Coviello says the same thing. A lot of political positioning is underway for a potential September Democratic mayoral primary in a challenge of two-term incumbent Bill Finch. While Gardner and Coviello are officially in the race, former Mayor Joe Ganim and 2011 candidate Mary-Jane Foster are […]

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The Revival Of Christmas Village

December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Sweet treats and eats and good health to all OIB friends this season. Christmas Village has been part of the city’s holiday fabric for more than 50 years. In 1982 it became a remarkable story for the entire country.

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Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.

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Big Fish–Business Community Reels In Bass Pro Founder For Annual Dinner

November 25th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Skeptics have been waiting for concrete proof Bass Pro Shops is happening. The concrete has started. As trucks have begun to pour concrete footings for construction of Bass Pro on the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area, the mega outdoor retailer’s founder and chief executive Johnny Morris will be in Bridgeport December 11 as the featured speaker […]

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Rocket Fuel! Starbucks, Chipotle To Join Steel Point Development, “It’s Happening”

November 13th, 2014 · 48 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From the 16th floor of the 10 Middle Street high rise Downtown overlooking the East Side, Mayor Bill Finch and project developers announced on Wednesday Starbucks and Chipotle as the latest additions to Steelpointe Harbor joining Bass Pro Shops, the first announced anchor commercial tenant under construction, in the long-awaited redevelopment of the East Side.

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Recalling The 60 Minutes Profile Of Mayor Mary Moran

October 19th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport has had 52 mayors, all of them white males except for one … Mary Chapar Moran. Elected the city’s chief executive 25 years ago, her one two-year term is best known for placing the city into federal bankruptcy court, a petition challenged by the state and rejected by a federal judge.

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