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Entries Tagged as 'Lenny Paoletta'

Voter Enrollment Cleaned Up, Dems With 10 To 1 Registration Advantage

August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.

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David Carson Turns 80 In 25th Anniversary Year Of People’s Bank Landmark Bridgeport Center

August 2nd, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Twenty-five years ago, the city celebrated the grand opening of Bridgeport Center, the new corporate headquarters for People’s Bank, today called People’s United Bank. The tallest building in the city, it was an $80 million construction project led by then-Chief Executive Officer David Ellis Adams Carson who turned 80 years old on August 2. When […]

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Youthful And Resilient Paoletta Leads Columbus Festivities

June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

You’ll not meet a more vibrant 79-year-old than Lenny Paoletta who served as mayor from 1981-1985. Determined, athletic, resourceful, Paoletta is serving as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal. Paoletta loves a parade and it was during his years as mayor the St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities took flight. He’s also resilient. Twenty years […]

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Larry Kudlow Featured Speaker At Republican Dinner Honoring Former Mayor Mary Moran

May 29th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

The state’s largest city has had 52 mayors in its history, all white males except for one. Her name is Mary Chapar Moran who served one term from 1989 to 1991, but oh what a two years it was, including placing the city into federal bankruptcy court that made national news. Engaging, powerful public speaker, […]

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Finch Signs Land Document To Developer Of Steel Point For Bass Pro Construction, $1.2 Million For City

April 26th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Bill Finch has signed the property transfer documents over to the RCI Group, developer of Steelpointe Harbor, that now controls 12 acres on Stratford Avenue slated for construction of the Bass Pro Shops and other potential retail establishments. In return the city has received a $1,222,400 payment from the developer, according to mayoral […]

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Wall Street Journal Chronicles Steel Point, Finch: ‘It’s Happening’

April 8th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

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 […]

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Former Town Clerk Hector Diaz

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.

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