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Entries Tagged as 'Steelpointe Harbor'

As Construction Progresses, Debate Centers On Harding Name

March 14th, 2018 · 45 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

With construction of a new facility to replace Harding High progressing for the next school year, the naming of the school has reemerged. Keep the name or something new? Four years ago then Mayor Bill Finch, whose administration secured property off Boston Avenue from General Electric to build a modern facility, suggested renaming the school […]

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“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”–Union Workers Rally MGM Gaming Proposal

February 28th, 2018 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Roaring like a grappler who has one last fight in him, Bridgeport’s just-turned 82-year-old political and labor warrior State Senator Ed Gomes stepped on the podium of an East End events hall, not far from the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area where MGM Resorts proposes a $675 million waterfront casino destination projected to create 7,000 jobs. Addressing […]

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Unions To Rally For MGM Resorts Casino

February 26th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Major labor unions will conduct a rally for casino jobs Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 40 Logan Street in the East End including a push for a Project Labor Agreement with MGM Resorts that has proposed a $675 million waterfront gaming facility in Bridgeport.

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Rigged? State Senator Larson’s Hissy Fit Endangers Thousands Of Jobs

February 22nd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What’s wrong with an open, competitive process? Why does a gaming monopoly advantage the tribal nations to the economic detriment of the rest of the state including Connecticut’s largest city where polling shows residents overwhelmingly support MGM Resorts’ proposed waterfront gaming development that will create 7,000 jobs by a proven gaming leader? In a state […]

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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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