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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Gill'

Mario’s La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) Of Raising Money, Behold Ganim’s $200K Finance Report

April 11th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Standing on the concourse of Bridgeport’s closed nostalgic twin gems the Poli and Majestic Theaters that city officials hope a New York architectural developer will resuscitate into a Downtown economic revival, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa waxed sentimentally Monday afternoon about his visits there when he was a young man in a new country. “La […]

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City Reviewing Proposals To Revitalize Vacant Downtown Theaters

March 6th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

The city has received four responses to a request for proposals for the historic Poli Palace and Majestic theaters, the nostalgic Downtown venues shuttered for more than 40 years. Economic Development Director Tom Gill says advancement of Downtown North redevelopment projects spurred interest in the twin gems, once a magnet for Broadway’s theater and pageantry.

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City Requests Development Proposals For Vacant Downtown Theaters

January 5th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Shuttered for more than 40 years, solicitations for development proposals have gone out for the historic Poli Palace and Majestic theaters, according to Economic Development Director Tom Gill who says advancement of Downtown North redevelopment projects spurred interest in the twin gems. For old-time Bridgeport residents they represent an era when the city was a […]

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The Congress Street Bridge Challenge

December 23rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

For years the former Congress Street Bridge has been a must campaign stop for local, state and federal candidates for public office. The transportation void cuts off a key access point across the Pequonnock River from the East Side to Downtown. The price tag for a new bridge is upwards of $45 million. Mayor Joe […]

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Fire-damaged East End Building Demolished

December 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Joined by East End political leaders and City Council members, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday attended the demolition commencement of a fire-ravaged building on Stratford Avenue that formerly housed the Petteway Market, a social club and apartments.

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UB Student Brainpower Connects A Bridge To Opportunity

December 8th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

When college student creativity is available, you embrace it. Mayor Joe Ganim, unlike his predecessor Bill Finch, is leveraging the minds of University of Bridgeport students in the cause of marketing the city. Professor Susan Katz, who designed the OIB website, challenged her students in the Publicity Methods class to create a video, brochure and marketing […]

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Development Proposals For Downtown’s Twin Jewels

December 3rd, 2016 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Shuttered for more than 40 years, solicitations for development proposals will go out soon for the twin gems Downtown, the Poli Palace and Majestic theaters, according to Economic Development Director Tom Gill who recalls lack of interest to revive them during his first helm of the job. He says Downtown North redevelopment projects have spurred interest.

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O&G Chisels Rock-Crushing Proposal

October 27th, 2016 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Facing neighborhood opposition from Black Rock, West End and the South End, O&G Industries has revamped its proposal for a rock-crushing operation on Howard Avenue, according to postings on the “No to O&G” Facebook page. A meeting took place on Wednesday that included Economic Development Director Tom Gill, Mayor Joe Ganim’s Chief Of Staff Danny Roach […]

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