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Entries Tagged as 'Nancy Hadley'

City Development Chief In Limbo

July 7th, 2016 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ninety days go fast, especially in the tedious world of economic development. Following the April departure of municipal development chief David Kooris, Ed Lavernoich, the executive director of the quasi-public Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, agreed to fill in for three months, pending a national search for a permanent replacement. Lavernoich is now preparing to return […]

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Courting A Development Chief

November 13th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport business community didn’t exactly bust open wallets to finance Joe Ganim’s election, most of the campaign loot went to outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and Ganim’s chief general election opponent Mary-Jane Foster, but now business leaders want to help Ganim identify a replacement assuming current development chief David Kooris is shown the door.

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Former Development Chief: Ganim Will Put Chill On Potential Investors

October 7th, 2015 · 51 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

Nancy Hadley, the city’s development chief under Mayor John Fabrizi, writes “Bridgeport’s economic development program’s survival will be in jeopardy if Joe Ganim returns to the Mayoral seat.” She is supporting Mary-Jane Foster. This commentary also appears in the CT Post. How Bridgeport will be viewed if Joe Ganim wins the Mayoral election is difficult […]

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Ripka’s RIP, Downtown’s Only Market Closes–Former Development Director Urges Call To Arms

December 24th, 2013 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Walked into Ripka’s Market in the Arcade building shortly after noon on Monday. The few workers that remained were breaking down machinery and shelves. A worker inside said the place was closed … for good. It was Downtown’s lone market.

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P&Z Delays Action On Proposed South End Units, Hadley: Project Timing Ill Advised

October 1st, 2013 · 33 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Brian Lockhart, CT Post here The Planning & Zoning Commission met Monday night in City Hall Council Chambers. Agenda items included construction expansion of Black Rock School and Bridgeport Housing Authority petition “seeking a site plan review and a coastal site plan review to permit the construction of a mixed use community complex with […]

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Rebound For Magic Johnson Site?

August 18th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

A surface lot adjacent to the Webster Bank Arena and Ballpark at Harbor Yard is often called the Magic Johnson development area even though the retired basketball star, now entrepreneur, did nothing with it following the hoopla of his 2007 proposal. In short time the economy tanked. Now city officials say interest in the property has rebounded.

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Finch Marks Five Years As Mayor–How’s He Doing?

November 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement

Can you believe it? Bill Finch has been mayor of the state’s most populous city for five years. He won a close Democratic primary over Chris Caruso in September 2007 then easily won the general election in November 2007. He was tested again in a primary in 2011 by University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane […]

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Bass Pro Shops: Disneyland Of Outdoor Sporting Retailers

July 8th, 2012 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

City, state and federal officials today (Sunday) will formally announce Bass Pro Shops as a major anchor tenant for the Steel Point development area on the East Side. Nancy Hadley, who served as director of economic development during the John Fabrizi mayoral years, was a key figure in the city gaining control of the land […]

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