Sikorsky Aircraft announced on Tuesday that it is “exiting its current facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and relocating employees to the Stratford, Connecticut facility. It is important to note that none of these announced layoffs are a result of the facility consolidation.” The company announced global workforce reductions including 180 jobs in Connecticut. Sikorsky operates a […]
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June 3rd, 2015 · 58 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
April 1st, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday highlighted what is expected to be the linchpin of his reelection effort, construction at the Steelepointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, as former Mayor Joe Ganim is poised to challenge Finch for his old job. Ganim could make a formal entry into the race as soon as Thursday. […]
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March 12th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch on Thursday delivered his annual state-of-the-city speech to the business community at the Holiday Inn Downtown. His speech follows as well as the above attached video presentation and video of remarks.
December 3rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Is the Bridgeport police force considering body cameras for all its sworn officers? Police Chief Joe Gaudett says it’s a worthy discussion in conjunction with the Police Union to both guard against police abuse and abuse heaped on cops. Bridgeport has had its share of police abuse issues, including the 2011 stomping of a man […]
November 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From Melanie Lefkowitz, Wall Street Journal: In the 370 years since Black Rock, Conn. was settled by Europeans, the area has at times been a busy deep-water port and a center for shipbuilding.
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June 11th, 2014 · 25 Comments · News and Events
On June 28, city water taxis are scheduled to make their formal debut transporting folks from the East End to the scheduled reopening of Pleasure Beach, the peninsula largely inaccessible to the public following a fire to the bridge about 20 years ago. Last month the water taxis transported volunteers from Central Avenue to Pleasure […]
April 8th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
The development was first proposed more than 30 years ago by Republican Mayor Lenny Paoletta. All these decades later is it possible mega retailer Bass Pro Shops will actually break ground this summer? WSJ’s Joseph De Avila writes about Steel Point: In most cities, the sight of heavy construction vehicles rumbling down the street doesn’t […]
February 8th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
From Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella: The Connecticut Post reported yesterday that Congressman Jim Himes is co-sponsoring legislation that advocates for a National Charles Darwin Day. “You have got to be kidding me–who cares?” said (former) State Senator and candidate for Congress Dan Debicella. “Fairfield County families are hurting, with high unemployment and exploding […]