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Entries Tagged as 'Steve Wynn'

Skippy Doo Dah! Bronson Blowtorches Rowland, Ganim And Newton In Book About Trump-Wynn Casino Wars

June 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Do you like name dropping? Richard “Skip” Bronson obliges. The War at the Shore authored by Bronson provides an insider’s look at the scorched-earth relationship between gaming giants Donald Trump and Steve Wynn over control of Atlantic City interests. And along the way Bronson chronicles the Connecticut clash between Trump and Wynn, the maneuverings by […]

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Is There A Benevolent Dictator In Bridgeport’s Development Future?

May 13th, 2011 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education

Lowell Weicker, the ex Republican U.S. Senator who served as Connecticut’s independent governor from January 1991 to January 1995, was a benevolent dictator for Bridgeport. Revenues from a state income tax, gaming slots and state grants flooded into the city. Weicker was a gubernatorial hurricane on behalf of Bridgeport. Want a state police barracks downtown? You got […]

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Make Remington Property A Public Health Issue, Plus: Himes And Barack

August 30th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Strategy. Anticipation. Communication. Strong department heads. They’re all factors in effective governing. Every few months we go around and around on this issue: what to do with the former Remington Arms plant on the East Side, controlled by developer Sal DiNardo, that caught fire (again) on Saturday. The place is a shithole. It’s been a shithole for […]

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A Shin And A Cock? Plus: Mayor, Union Budget Squeeze, And Herrmann Drops Out

June 16th, 2010 · 29 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This has got to be a bite in the butt for Connecticut native American tribes, including one local, that tried for decades to achieve federal recognition. And also not great news for the state’s two existing casinos. Shinnecocks, across the pond, win federal recognition. From the Hartford Courant:

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Mario’s Myopia, Weicker’s Wisdom

April 14th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Long memories can work for you and against you in politics. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa still aches, 15 years later, that Stamford-area pols such as then State Senator George Jepsen voted against a casino for Bridgeport. Every Gold Cost state senator–Republican and Democrat–tanked the casino claiming traffic, undesirables, too much this and that was not worth it. New Republican Governor […]

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Lamont’s Launch, Plus: What To Do With Sal’s Property? And Governors From Bridgeport

February 16th, 2010 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Ned Lamont officially declared his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today. From the Lamont campaign:

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