The development was first proposed more than 30 years ago by Republican Mayor Lenny Paoletta. All these decades later is it possible mega retailer Bass Pro Shops will actually break ground this summer? WSJ’s Joseph De Avila writes about Steel Point: In most cities, the sight of heavy construction vehicles rumbling down the street doesn’t […]
Entries Tagged as 'Lenny Paoletta'
April 8th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
February 25th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Hector Diaz Sr. had an easy authority about him. When you talk about decency, a quiet leader, he’s at the top of the list of distinguished city officials. Hector served as town clerk from 1983 to 2007 (when he retired) with a break from 1989-91. He passed away over the weekend in Florida.
December 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
Sweet treats and eats to all OIB friends. 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.
November 5th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
OIB rewind: Voters today will decide the makeup of the Board of Education as well as all 20 seats on the City Council. Will the citywide turnout reach the teens? Let us know what you’re hearing. There was a day turnouts for municipal elections were huge, including 30 years ago when Charlie Tisdale became the […]
State Bond Commission Approves Major Incentive Package For Bass Pro Shops Development, Finch: Historic
September 27th, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
UPDATE: The State Bond Commission on Friday approved a $31 million tax incremental financing package and urban development grant for the planned Bass Pro Shops store for the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side. The mega outdoor retailer is the first major tenant to sign on to the long-awaited 50-acre redevelopment area first […]
September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Hey, there’s a Democratic primary for Board of Education today and we’ll post results as soon as we have them after 8 p.m. If local voting trends continue the turnout will be death valley. Meanwhile OIB correspondent Jim Callahan, who’s covered and observed city politics for more than 30 years, shares his take on why […]
September 7th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
On Tuesday primary voters will decide which three Democrats advance to the general election as prohibitive favorites to win seats on the Board of Education. The percentage turnout will be death valley. Will it hit the teens? Same thing for the November general election when five school board seats and all 20 seats for City […]