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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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Fairfield University Study: City Parks An Economic Engine

October 6th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A report by an environmental economics class at Fairfield University validates city parks as an economic driver concluding that residential and commercial properties located within one tenth of a mile from a park in Bridgeport have, on average, an 8 percent and 11 percent higher property value respectively than properties located within the next tenth […]

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The Pleasure Is Back At The Beach, Long Lines For Water Taxi But Most Say Worth The Wait

June 29th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch woke up Saturday morning, hopped a water taxi to Pleasure Beach, walked out to the water and took a dip. So did hundreds of others. Armed with picnic baskets, beach accoutrements and fishing gear, Pleasure Beach lovers waited in line for up to two hours along Seaview Avenue to board a water […]

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The Pleasure Beach Experience, Bamboo Pole, Minnow On Hook, Bobber And Snapper Blues

June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment

No one really knows if this experiment to reopen Pleasure Beach on Saturday will be successful. This effort by the city is certainly a leap of faith that hopefully will work out. But there’s nothing like bridging the present with nostalgia. The memories … oh the memories of Pleasure Beach. For me, Pleasure Beach was […]

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What’s The Problem As Long As New High School Site Is Cleaned To Residential Standards

January 31st, 2014 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

As elected school board members express concerns about remediation efforts on the land off Boston Avenue proposed to replace Harding High School the city faces deadlines about funding sources, cost factors and restrictions on a new location. Local and state officials say construction cannot begin on the site of the former Remington Arms munitions plant […]

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The Legal Costs To Settle The Controversy Over Manny’s Mansion

January 15th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The construction for the controversial access road to developer Manny Moutinho’s Stratford mansion as part of an airport safety improvement plan cost $389,000, a figure Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe ruled city taxpayers were under no obligation to pay. In the cause of what city officials say was public safety the city has scrambled to […]

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Road To Manny’s Mansion On Council Committee Agenda

January 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A legal resolution could come soon involving the controversial $400,000 “access way” installed by Mark IV Construction, owned by developer Manny Moutinho, as part of an airport safety plan. The City Council’s Public Safety & Transportation Committee, according to committee co-chair Michelle Lyons, is scheduled to meet Thursday 6 p.m. in Wheeler Room A of City Hall, […]

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