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Entries Tagged as 'Steelpointe Harbor'

State Selling Bonds To Help Finance Bass Pro Construction

April 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday Connecticut will offer $22 million in municipal bonds to help finance a new store for outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops at the Steel Point redevelopment area. The sale of the general-obligation bonds through Connecticut Innovations Inc., the state’s financing arm, is expected the week of May 5, according to Moody’s […]

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Shipping Out Of Downtown, Zoners Back New Ferry Location In East End

April 15th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It was a rocky process that included legal battles and prior site rejection, but the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company that provides daily service to and from Port Jefferson New York, won approval from the Zoning Commission Monday night to relocate its Downtown terminal to Seaview Avenue across the harbor in the East End.

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Finch And Harp, Who Has Mayoral Juice In Hartford?

March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]

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Casting Construction Line For Bass Prop Shops

March 17th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Missouri-based Bass Pro Shops is still coming to Bridgeport’s Steel Point site.

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What’s In Your Crystal Ball For 2014? Battle Cry: If You Want To Be Close To Everything, Bring Your Business To Steelpointe Harbor

December 31st, 2013 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

A lot of campaign action is on the horizon for the new year, elections for governor, Congress, state legislature and, as local as local can get, races for the 90-member Democratic Town Committee, the pols who conduct party business and endorse candidates for public office. The positioning has started with more to come with district […]

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Finch Heralds ‘Success’ In 2013, What Say You?

December 27th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Friday issued a year-ending news release chronicling his administration’s successes in 2013. In a year that produced more taxes, a  highly criticized city response to a crippling snowstorm, a controversial airport-related land deal, the closure of a Downtown market and a North End Staples store, and a whole bunch of Democratic-endorsed […]

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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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