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Entries Tagged as 'Phil Kuchma'

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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Dough Alert–’Aiming Too High’ Two Boots Downtown Closes, Owes Taxes

March 17th, 2016 · 36 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The owners of Two Boots Downtown, one of the original tenants in Phil Kuchma’s Bijou Square redevelopment that cleaned up a couple of city blocks on Fairfield Avenue, have announced the business has closed after eight years, according to the pizza specialty website. According to city tax records Two Boots has shut its doors owing […]

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Show Time! In 40th Season, Downtown Cabaret Marries Bridgeport Theatre Company

March 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Building a united brand with more dates and attractions, the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, celebrating its 40th anniversary, has joined forces with the five-year-old Bridgeport Theatre Company to create the Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre featuring plays, musicals, concerts and award-winning children’s shows. Cabaret website here.

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Ribbon Cutting For New Downtown Senior Center

November 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

On Monday, Mayor Bill Finch and hundreds of seniors celebrated the grand opening of the new Eisenhower Senior Center, 307 Golden Hill Street Downtown.

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Downtown Senior Center Prepares For New Location

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: The City’s Eisenhower Senior Center will close from Nov. 15 through 22 to prepare to move to its new location at 307 Golden Hill St. Seniors will continue to be able to access the swimming pool through the Elm Street entrance at all times.

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Kuchma Celebrates New Downtown Housing

August 30th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Developer Phil Kuchma and Mayor Bill Finch today (Friday) will host a ribbon cutting for 1208 Broad Street, a new 12-unit apartment building adjacent to the Broad Street steps Downtown.

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