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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Steelpointe Harbor'
October 1st, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
State Bond Commission Approves Major Incentive Package For Bass Pro Shops Development, Finch: Historic
September 27th, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
UPDATE: The State Bond Commission on Friday approved a $31 million tax incremental financing package and urban development grant for the planned Bass Pro Shops store for the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side. The mega outdoor retailer is the first major tenant to sign on to the long-awaited 50-acre redevelopment area first […]
September 19th, 2013 · 81 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Following last Tuesday’s drubbing of Democratic Party endorsed candidates for school board and City Council, opposition forces as well as establishment Dems are looking to the 2015 mayoral cycle and speculating about possible challengers to Mayor Bill Finch. What names are floating as possible contenders? Mary-Jane Foster, who challenged Finch in a 2011 mayoral primary, […]
September 4th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, Fire Department spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney dedicated a new 33-foot fire boat that will be a major asset for the Fire Department in protecting city residents, businesses and visitors.
Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City […]
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March 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch today delivered his annual address to the Bridgeport area business community at the Holiday Inn Downtown. News release from Mayor’s Office: Bridgeport is continuing to grow and build thanks to the City’s efforts in waterfront recapture, economic development and education reform, Mayor Bill Finch told local and regional business leaders during his […]
December 2nd, 2012 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
The good news, Bass Pro is still in play. Brian Lockhart, CT Post reports: Keep those $100 Bass Pro Shops gift cards in a safe place for at least another year-and-a-half. The booty was distributed at July’s celebratory fish fry announcing the outdoor retailer’s move to the city’s Steel Point project in time for Christmas […]