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Wanna Attract Visitors Downtown? Always Market Your Product

August 1st, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

The notion that Downtown Bridgeport is unsafe is a fallacy. The Bijou Theatre enjoyed a number of performances that were jam packed. Were people afraid to attend then? When the Webster Bank arena has a sold-out event–and there have been many–are they afraid? Downtown Cabaret Theater just two blocks from the Bijou has had numerous sold-out […]

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Let’s Eat! Fired By Voters, Finch Throws Exit Party With Taxpayer Money

January 11th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics

On his last day as mayor November 30, the very day he authorized himself a retroactive raise that direct deposited $17,000 of taxpayer money into his personal bank account after voters fired him in a September primary, Bill Finch threw a bye bye office party for 20 staffers and department heads and left the Ganim administration […]

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Cast Your Vote, Show Off The Best Of Bridgeport

April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a […]

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Bare It All Downtown

November 11th, 2011 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning

As a young scribe 30 years ago there was the Ocean Sea Grill downtown and a few other eateries that came and went. And oh yeah, we had the bars. For reporters working the night shift churning out The Telegram, predecessor of the Connecticut Post (The Tele was the morning paper and the Post the afternoon) Sol’s Cafe on […]

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What’s Going On Downtown?

March 29th, 2011 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

There’s some good stuff going on downtown. Young professionals living in the old Citytrust Building on Main Street, 881 the Lofts across from Housatonic Community College and Bijou Square on Fairfield Avenue, developer Phi Kuchma’s retail, restaurant and residential project. Can you imagine, downtown has a wine store (Bijou Square) and a bookstore (Rainy Faye) at John […]

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Support The Fish!

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments · News and Events

From The Bluefish: The Bridgeport Bluefish, who have reached the Atlantic League Championship series for the first time since 2006, would like to invite all fans out to a special Pep Rally to help cheer them on and create some excitement before the team returns from York for Game 3 at Harbor Yard. The event […]

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What The Hell Does Matt Bai Know About Bridgeport?

September 23rd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Matt Bai, why don’t you stick your head up your ass! The know-it-all scribe for The New York Times, who thinks he’s smart and everyone else is stupid, former student of Bridgeport Regional Business Council President Paul Timpanelli, wrote this in an exhaustive Sunday Times Mag piece about Connecticut politics:

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SuBy’s Mario Schmooze, Dem Storm Clouds, And Lots Of Park City Stuff

May 7th, 2010 · 51 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Say what you want about Susan Bysiewicz, she’s relentless. The day before a state judge cleared the way for Secretary of the State Bysiewicz to run for state attorney general she visited Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in his Madison Avenue restaurant to  schmooze support.

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