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Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'

Big Fish–Business Community Reels In Bass Pro Founder For Annual Dinner

November 25th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Skeptics have been waiting for concrete proof Bass Pro Shops is happening. The concrete has started. As trucks have begun to pour concrete footings for construction of Bass Pro on the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area, the mega outdoor retailer’s founder and chief executive Johnny Morris will be in Bridgeport December 11 as the featured speaker […]

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Bridgeport Unveils ‘Better Every Day’ Campaign Sans Finch

November 17th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Enlisting a contractor to share the story of “Bridgeport getting better every day,” the city has launched a $250,000 marketing campaign under the direction of Communications Director Brett Broesder to highlight city progress on television, radio and websites into the new year. Mayor Bill Finch, seeking reelection in 2015, will not appear in the campaign. […]

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New Faces Join Legislative Delegation, Moore, Rosario, Baker

November 10th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When the Connecticut General Assembly convenes for a long budget session in January, Bridgeport will feature three new faces in its eight-member legislative delegation, all Democrats. Delegation maneuvering and influence determines how much moolah floods Bridgeport from Hartford.

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The Speech Not Delivered (Yet)

October 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Had Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to Bridgeport Wednesday night not been preempted by Ebola outbreak business, the game plan was for Mayor Bill Finch to introduce Governor Dan Malloy for whom the president was campaigning. These things tend to be love fests and the mayor had plenty of hugs and kisses planned for the president […]

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Attention Hilltoppers! Obama To Campaign For Malloy At Central High, Tickets Available To Public

October 13th, 2014 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

President Obama will campaign for Governor Dan Malloy Wednesday sometime after 8 p.m. at Central High School, 1 Lincoln Boulevard, according to a news release issued by the Connecticut Democratic Party.

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City Prepares To Polish Image

October 8th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city will launch a $250,000 marketing campaign “aimed at ensuring that people and businesses across the region know about the progress being made in our state’s largest city,” according to city Communications Director Brett Broesder. Mayor Bill Finch, poised for reelection in 2015, will not appear in any taxpayer-paid advertisements for this media campaign, […]

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How’s Finch Doing A Year From Reelection? Any Challengers?

September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Mayor Bill Finch was there, so was former Mayor John Fabrizi, as well as Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster. They showed up Saturday at a campaign headquarters on the West Side to support Democratic candidates for various state and federal offices in November. Party regulars waved the flag for this election cycle, but […]

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