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Entries Tagged as 'Steelpointe Harbor'

Any Mayoral Takers Against Ganim?

October 8th, 2018 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Need a java jolt for this election cycle? Four weeks to the general election featuring races for governor, General Assembly and federal offices. So far it’s been rather sleepy with the Supreme Court confirmation hearings gripping interest nationally. Still, there’s a lot on the line in Connecticut with an open seat for governor and the State […]

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Judge Deals Setback To Tribal Casino In East Windsor, MGM Pushes Call For Bridgeport Gaming Destination

October 1st, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A years-away tribal casino planned for East Windsor to protect its Connecticut market share from MGM’s $1 billion resort that opened in Springfield, Massachusetts in August was dealt a major setback this weekend by a federal judge who ruled that Connecticut’s two tribal nations have no legal authority to compel the federal Department of the […]

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Lighting Up The Avenue, A Grocery Store And Much More Planned For East End Food Desert

September 26th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Could it finally be the East End’s time? A local developer with deep roots in the East End joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials on Wednesday to announce plans for a 30,000-square foot buildout that will include a grocery store, Optimus Health Care facility, a pharmacy, restaurants, hair salon and laundromat, all adjacent to a […]

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Aw Shucks! Oyster Bar Opening Makes Progress Along Waterfront

September 24th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Developers of Steelpointe Harbor, transforming the face of the East Side and East End, not far from Downtown, promised a raw bar restaurant as part of the reclamation of the city’s waterfront. According to a Boca Mediterranean Oyster Bar Facebook post, “Get ready for fresh, seasonal seafood and unparalleled water views, coming this Fall!” Slurping blue point […]

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As MGM Springfield Opens, Gaming Giant Eyes Bridgeport

August 20th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

He was born in Bridgeport and his mom still resides in Connecticut’s largest city. Come January Jim Murren, chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International, will once again pitch the Connecticut General Assembly to approve an open, competitive process for the gaming titan to build a waterfront destination in Bridgeport incorporating components of the city’s […]

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Underdog Ganim Lands Boots Boost From Union Coalition Against Front-Runner Lamont

July 24th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday culled a gubernatorial campaign boost from organized labor that represents nearly 8,000 union households in Connecticut, a much-needed lift of boots on the ground in the face of party-endorsed Ned Lamont enjoying a majority of union support that helps drive turnout in Democratic primaries, in addition to the millions of his […]

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MGM Springfield Resort Meets Hiring Goals, Poised For Opening With Local Mass Job Creation

July 20th, 2018 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

As the Connecticut General Assembly awaits its next session in January to weigh gaming expansion in the state, the countdown is underway for the opening of MGM’s $960 million resort casino in Springfield, Massachusetts that includes the hiring of 3,000 resort employees. The opening is scheduled for August 24.

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Weighing A Ganim Challenge–Does Marilyn Want Moore?

July 8th, 2018 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s raising money, banging phones, crashing festivals, schmoozing voters all across the state in his Runyonesque run for governor while trying to balance the duties of his elected office, something a Ned Lamont supporter who very well could be a Ganim mayoral opponent next year declares is “double-dipping” receiving a salary during his job […]

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