Deep-pocketed Sacred Heart University announced on Monday it has purchased the nearby 66-acre Fairfied property of General Electric, now headquartered in Boston, for $31.5 million “But with Sacred Heart’s acquisition, the property will no longer be subject to the same property tax payments, due to the university’s nonprofit status–a fact that concerns Fairfield First Selectman […]
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November 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
October 15th, 2016 · 48 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday the $20 million municipal deficit inherited from predecessor Bill Finch has been erased for the budget year that ended June 30, an audit underway by Connecticut accounting firm BlumShapiro will show. And Ganim asserts the current budget year is also operating in the black following the revaluation of taxable property […]
October 5th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From News 8: Disturbing images of surfacing all over social media with threatening messages to local schools prompted police investigations and fear among students.
September 28th, 2016 · 24 Comments · News and Events
From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes 8-40 and 8-41 he has appointed three individuals to the board of directors of Park City Communities (formerly the Bridgeport Housing Authority) to serve out the remaining terms of board members who recently resigned. The three new members […]
September 19th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning
OIB asked one of the city’s preeminent policy wonks Jeff Kohut for his take on what he would do were he city development chief. Grab a cup of joe and check it out. Bridgeport has been in governmental/administrative and socioeconomic decline for the better part of six decades. There are many reasons for Bridgeport’s decline, […]
August 15th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
After a mighty 28-year run as head of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council that covered five mayors, starts and stops in city developments, the New England economic crisis that saw bank closings, the roaring late 1990s, a ballpark and arena, followed by the worst economic downtown since the Great Depression, the age of the Internet, social […]
August 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Losing steam in the polls and support within the Republican ranks, Donald Trump rolled into Sacred Heart University Saturday night full of blistering attacks. OIB friend Sue Katz was there and shares some images.
August 12th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events
Some people wonder based on his cretinous campaign if Donald Trump’s involved in some sort of conspiracy to elect Hillary Clinton president. Trump, who has compared himself to P.T. Barnum, brings his campaign circus to the Pitt Center on the campus of Sacred Heart University around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Campus proper is located in Fairfield, but part of the […]