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Developer Al Lenoci Jr. Killed By Train In Fairfield, Witnesses: Ran In Front Of Train

February 21st, 2018 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update here. Al Lenoci Jr., a prominent Bridgeport developer who was charged 17 years ago in the public corruption probe of Mayor Joe Ganim, was killed Wednesday morning by a Metro-North train near Fairfield Metro Station. Witnesses told police they saw Lenoci Jr. run out in front of the train.

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MGM Rallies City Residents In Waterfront Gaming Push

February 19th, 2018 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

For a company cynics assert is just here for show, MGM Resorts is spending mightily to build public support for a proposed $675 million waterfront resort for the East End, a neighborhood in need of an economic jolt. An MGM mail piece hit city mail boxes during the week as various casino constituencies slot positioning in […]

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Wheels Turn In Casino Positioning

February 15th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A public hearing regarding a request for proposals for a commercial gaming facility is scheduled for March 8 in Hartford as the plot thickens for an open casino process driven by MGM Resorts that proposes a $675 million waterfront casino in the city and pushback from the state’s two tribal nations that enjoy a gaming monopoly in […]

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Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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Hennessy Seeks Input On MGM Gaming Proposal

January 16th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Weeks from the start of Connecticut’s legislative session, where Bridgeport is expected to be the centerpiece of debate for a commercial casino that requires state approval, State Rep. Jack Hennessy wants to hear from constituents regarding support for the proposal. Survey here.

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‘If He Wins The Governor’s Office You Know This Is A Movie’

January 3rd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim made it official Wednesday morning declaring his candidacy for governor asserting he wants cities to drive a new Connecticut economy. Ganim made his announcement this morning on the WPLR radio show hosted by the jocular Chaz and AJ. He later met the media after filing his paperwork. Ganim issued this statement, “I am […]

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Tribes Claim MGM Is Playing The State

December 5th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Hours before MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren who has deep roots in Bridgeport was scheduled to address a packed constituency of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, the state’s two tribal nations unleashed a video challenging the company’s veracity to building a $675 million waterfront casino in the city. MGM and the tribal nations that […]

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City Residents Support MGM Casino Proposal

October 2nd, 2017 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport residents overwhelmingly support a $675 million waterfront destination resort casino at the Steelpointe Harbor development area, as proposed by MGM Resorts International, according to a new public opinion survey. Nearly three-quarters (74%) favor building the resort casino while 18 percent oppose it. The survey was conducted by The Mellman Group on behalf of MGM. The survey […]

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