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Entries Tagged as 'Steelpointe Harbor'

Against The Odds, Rosario And Santiago Push For Bridgeport Casino

March 2nd, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Proponents of casino expansion in Bridgeport–irrespective of Connecticut’s two tribal nations joining forces for a third state casino in East Windsor to protect their interests from MGM Resorts International’s Springfield, Massachusetts enterprise–are not giving up, according to Bridgeport State Rep. Chris Rosario who says a bill to open up the gaming process will be heard […]

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Bridgeport’s Progress Key To Ganim’s Statewide Future

January 25th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This is a big political year for Mayor Joe Ganim in more ways than one. He needs budget stability in his second full year back in office after a challenging first year fiscally. He also must show progress to political leaders around the state as he positions for a potential statewide run in 2018. That […]

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Ganim: City Is Rebounding

January 3rd, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In a commentary that also appeared in the Connecticut Post, Mayor Joe Ganim highlights initiatives during his first year back in office. A year ago when my administration took office, Bridgeport was facing incredible challenges, including a large budget deficit, a state-mandated property revaluation, increasing crime, and a lack of widespread economic development. Today, thanks […]

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Ganim Marks One-year Return To Office This Week, The Challenge Of Progress Versus Promise

November 27th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

On a chilly, wind-swept rainy night last December 1, Joe Ganim officially returned to office cementing a comeback that received national attention. More than 1,000 people filled the Klein Memorial Auditorium to witness Ganim’s oath of office and inaugural address to govern Connecticut’s largest city. Backed by family members Ganim spoke of redemption, second chances and restoring […]

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Credit Agency Affirms Bridgeport Bonds, Outlook ‘Stable’

November 15th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The credit rating agency Fitch on Tuesday affirmed an ‘A’ rating on a variety of municipal bonds with an outlook revised to stable from negative.

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Cheers! Business Community And Beer Salute Mickey Herbert At Brewport

November 15th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Nearly 200 business community members Monday night filled the Brewport Brewing Company, a former newspaper distribution center in the South End, to greet the new president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council Mickey Herbert, one of the founders of the Bridgeport Bluefish, who replaced Paul Timpanelli following a nearly 30-year run. If you […]

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Shaban: Where’s Jim? Himes: Right Here, The Vote Play In B’port

November 2nd, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Standing in front of the ballpark at Harbor Yard, Republican Congressional candidate John Shaban asserts that incumbent Democrat Jim Himes is striking out when it comes to showing up in Bridgeport to debate. In the video Shaban declares “Even if Jim won’t be here, I’ll be here.” A spokesman for Himes declares his boss has […]

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Development Chief Tom Gill Touts City Project Progress

October 26th, 2016 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

What’s the state of city development? OIB asked the Director of Economic Development Tom Gill for an update on ongoing projects, timeline and investment. They include the next phase of the Steel Point redevelopment area, housing and retail on the East Side and West End and an advancing mixed-use project that includes apartments, comedy club […]

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