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Fire At Vacant Remington Site, 60 Firefighters Respond, Arson Suspected

August 19th, 2014 · 42 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From the CT Post: Two separate fires that broke out at about the same time in the old and long vacant Remington Arms factory Tuesday morning is leading officials to suspect arson.

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Finch: CT Post Inaccuracies Damaging To Bridgeport

October 1st, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on his Facebook page takes exception to how the Connecticut Post characterizes his administration’s relationship with developer Sal DiNardo. The mayor writes: My administration has never given Sal DiNardo a tax break. We’ve aggressively gone after every delinquent property owner, including Mr. DiNardo. Through our actions against Mr. DiNardo, my administration was […]

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Black Rock Council Candidates Question South End Eminent Domain

September 26th, 2013 · 18 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rick Torres and Phil Blagys, Republican candidates for City Council in Black Rock, share this commentary challenging the legislative body’s role in a proposed land deal. Here we go again. The Bridgeport’s City Council appears to have acted once again on behalf of the connected rather than on behalf of the law. The Mayor and […]

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Judge Sides With P&Z, Rejects Halfway House Application

June 21st, 2012 · 21 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Theodore Tyma has ruled for the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission that denied a second extension of time for a proposed 120-bed halfway house by Community Solutions Inc. at Norman Street and Railroad Avenue. The proposal has been the subject of several heated zoning and neighborhood meetings.

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Does Halfway House Proposal Have New Life?

February 6th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

A proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for male offenders and the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone will be the subject of a community meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center faculty dining room. The benefits agreement guarantees a $50,000 charitable contribution if the […]

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Ha, Ha, Ha; It’s Time For Santa Claws

December 23rd, 2011 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Another crazy year in the state’s largest city and just in time because a lot of us are out of breath. Snow storm after snow storm, an elected school board that said we’re outta here, replaced by a state-appointed body, a Democratic mayoral primary that was on, then off, then on again. After a year […]

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OIB Archive: ‘A Land Swap For You! Carve Up The City–Abolish The Board of Education’

July 13th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

CT Post columnist MariAn Gail Brown writes that the City of Bridgeport should be dissolved as a result of the state takeover of city schools. In the be-careful-what-you-wish-for category, here’s the OIB post from March 29, 2011. Eek! All this talk about land swaps between Bridgeport and Trumbull has me thinking (always a peculiar thing) […]

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They’re Baaack! Halfway House Proposal Returns

June 19th, 2011 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Land use lawyer Chuck Willinger, on behalf of Community Solutions, Inc., is petitioning the Planning & Zoning Commission for approval of a halfway house for men in the West End. It appears that Willinger is reapplying a special permit application under the new 2010 zoning regulations following rejection by P&Z  in February of the second extension request loaded with neighborhood […]

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