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Entries Tagged as 'Morgan Kaolian'

Wanna Attract Visitors Downtown? Always Market Your Product

August 1st, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

The notion that Downtown Bridgeport is unsafe is a fallacy. The Bijou Theatre enjoyed a number of performances that were jam packed. Were people afraid to attend then? When the Webster Bank arena has a sold-out event–and there have been many–are they afraid? Downtown Cabaret Theater just two blocks from the Bijou has had numerous sold-out […]

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Carving Up The City To Suburbs, Careful What You Wish For

July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]

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Retiring Business Chief Timpanelli Cites “Incredible Change” To City Development

May 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Paul Timpanelli’s nearly 30-year run as president and chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council comes to an end in a few months. In an eblast letter to his business community constituency he shares “with pride our involvement in the incredible change that has taken place over that 25 year period.” The former […]

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Trump Scheduled For Saturday Visit To Klein Memorial Auditorium, He Owned Property Where Bluefish Swim

April 22nd, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

My former client Donald Trump is planning a campaign stop at the majestic Klein Memorial Auditorium 12:30 Saturday afternoon in advance of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Connecticut, according to his website. For tickets see here. He may very well talk about his experiences in Bridgeport, his interest in developing Pleasure Beach back in the […]

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Downtown Has Brighter Face, A Resident’s Viewpoint

March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]

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Deadhead Festival Dead Beat On $750K For Police Security Owed From Finch Years

January 11th, 2016 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Late last year Ken Hays, founder of the Gathering of the Vibes, announced he needed a “time out” from the annual hippie fest that spent most of its 20-year history on the grounds of Seaside Park. It could make it more difficult for the city to collect $750,000 owed covering the last three years’ worth […]

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Vibes Celebrates 20 Years

July 30th, 2015 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Gathering of the Vibes weekend is here. For details, here.

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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