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Entries Tagged as 'Morgan Kaolian'

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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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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