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Entries Tagged as 'Steelpointe Harbor'

‘Eat, Shop, Get A New Phone,’ Officials Cut Ribbon For T-Mobile Store On Steel Point

April 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sandwiched by Starbucks and Chipotle, Mayor Joe Ganim and other city and state officials Friday morning cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the T-Mobile store at the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side.

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Coviello Wants To Pancake Baker

April 15th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Realtor Charlie Coviello, a multiple-mayoral candidate, is biting off a lot less real estate in his latest effort for public office. He’s challenging State Rep. Andre Baker in Connecticut’s 124th State House District that covers the East End and runs up to a portion of the Upper East Side. Baker is also an elected member […]

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Ganim, UB Promote City Partnership

April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

When Bill Finch was mayor, his relationship with the University of Bridgeport, one of the city’s largest employers schooling more than 5,000 students, was non-existent. He boycotted university events. Joe Ganim, a UB alumnus, has reached out to the university, appointing UB President Neil Salonen to his transition team, hosting the university to showcase its research brainpower […]

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Ganim Leverages Lavernoich To Fill Development Office

April 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced the appointment of Edward P. Lavernoich as interim director of the Bridgeport Officer of Planning and Economic Development (OPED). Lavernoich takes over the position from David Kooris, who is departing to take a position with the State of Connecticut after four years with the […]

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Kooris To Exit Development Job Soon, Who’s In The Wings?

March 30th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Economic Development Director David Kooris will spend his final day on the city job next Friday as he segues to a position in state government managing a federally funded project addressing shoreline infrastructure improvements including Bridgeport. Who will replace him?

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Steel Point, Led By Bass Pro Shops, Hits Personal Property Tax Rolls July 1

March 18th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

In a few weeks Mayor Joe Ganim will submit the first budget of JG2 to the City Council based on a new reduced grand list of taxable property 15 percent lower than last year, according to city bean counters. Does that mean the current mil rate of roughly 42 will grow by 15 percent to […]

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Downtown Has Brighter Face, A Resident’s Viewpoint

March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]

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Last St. Pat’s Joe Received Standing O’Ganim Treatment

March 17th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

What a difference a year makes. Last year Joe Ganim was on his road to redemption, teeing up media interviews, publishing an op-ed piece, schmoozing pols, issuing public apologies, preparing for a full-blown comeback. Meanwhile Mayor Bill Finch was roasting Ganim at every turn declaring Ganim should find a job in outer space, proposing legislation […]

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