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Grab A Cup Of Joe, Fill Out Starbucks Application

July 3rd, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

If you want to pour a cup of ambition in search of a job, Bridgeport’s first Starbucks, expected to open this fall at the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area on the East Side, is looking for employees. Starbucks in Fairfield conducted a hiring event for the city store this week. More info www.starbucks.com/careers or newyork.craigslist.org/fct/ret/5099639362.html. More […]

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Foster: Finch Using Taxpayer Dollars To Promote Reelection

July 3rd, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The smiling face of Marshan Coleman who owes more than $13,000 in back car taxes appears in a city promotional brochure mailed with city tax bills this week. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is crying foul, asserting, “It’s bad enough that Bridgeport residents are forced to hear that the city with the highest taxes in […]

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Fuel Cell Park On Closed Dump Projected To Produce Energy This Fall

June 26th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The foundation for Green Energy Park that will include 9,000 solar panels on the closed municipal landfill in the West End of Seaside Park has been installed. City Communications Director Brett Broesder says the project will power an additional 5,000 homes and create roughly 90 jobs. Work is ongoing at the solar site, and the […]

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Paging Choo Choo Charlie–Price Tag For Second Train Station, Good & Plenty $146 Million

June 24th, 2015 · 43 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A second train station to complement access to the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side featuring Bass Pro Shops as the anchor tenant is a centerpiece of Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection platform with a projected completion date of 2018 if all the station financing pieces are in place.

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Finch Addresses Parking Concerns On East Side

June 7th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

After loss of parking had upset merchants on the East Side, city Communications Director Brett Broesder issues this update: This weekend, Mayor Bill Finch joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez in announcing a new off-street parking lot that will support small businesses after parking spots on the state-owned East Main Street […]

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Sikorsky Leaving Bridgeport Plant, Consolidating Jobs To Stratford HQ

June 3rd, 2015 · 58 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sikorsky Aircraft announced on Tuesday that it is “exiting its current facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and relocating employees to the Stratford, Connecticut facility. It is important to note that none of these announced layoffs are a result of the facility consolidation.” The company announced global workforce reductions including 180 jobs in Connecticut. Sikorsky operates a […]

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Stafstrom Reels In Savings For Bluefish

May 28th, 2015 · 6 Comments · News and Events

News release from State Rep. Steve Stafstrom: State Representative Steven Stafstrom (D-Bridgeport) hailed state House passage late Wednesday of a bill that allows Bridgeport the time the city needs to study the potential benefits of implementing land value taxation. The bill also provides an economic benefit to the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and to the […]

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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