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Entries from December 13th, 2017

Free Parking Ends, Ferry Relocation Plan For East End Navigates Choppy Waters

September 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post The terminal relocation is just one piece of an evolving city coastline, which begins at the Steel Point redevelopment where Bass Pro Shops and some smaller tenants opened over the past few years, and continues up Seaview Avenue to the re-opened Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if MGM gets its way, […]

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Keeley Seeks Court Relief Following 1 Vote Primary Loss

September 30th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, no stranger to sorting out thorny city election issues, will decide if former State Rep. Bob Keeley is worthy of a mulligan against incumbent Jeanette Herron who bested him by a walloping 1 vote in the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District. Keeley is asking […]

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Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

September 30th, 2017 · 43 Comments · News and Events

From the mayor’s office: · Below and attached are a few relief efforts taking place throughout the City of Bridgeport. For more information about a particular fundraiser please contact the administrators of that particular project.

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Lauretti, Parade, Marines, Free Concerts Highlight Columbus Weekend Events

September 29th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events, State Politics

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, also a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, is this year’s grand marshal for the Columbus Day Parade Oct. 8th. Two free Marine Band concerts will also take place as part of the weekend festivities, October 6 and October 7, 7 p.m. at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. The concerts are free […]

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Malloy Vetoes “Gimmick” Republican Budget

September 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy on Thursday vetoed a state budget advanced by Republicans with some crossover support by a handful of Democrats that the governor declares “does not balance, risks potential litigation, and undermines our fiscal stability, educational system, and economic development efforts.” Read the governor’s full explanation in his veto message.

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City School Leaders Sweat Out State Budget Fiasco

September 27th, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The state that funds most city school expenses has no budget. Meanwhile, school officials have operated on city-budgeted cash to stay afloat. But that dough runs out next week. What to do? Contact state budget chief Ben Barnes who had served as finance director of city schools before his appointment as director of the Office […]

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Spirited Hearing Over Proposed Liquor Store Expansion

September 27th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Monday night’s zoning commission hearing turned rowdy with opponents to opening up more liquor store applications frustrated by process and a lawyer for the city promising police presence at the next meeting.

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Fairfield Museum Rescues Historic Black Rock Mural

September 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Before Black Rock became part of Bridgeport, the Town of Fairfield claimed it. From the Fairfield Museum & History Center: A large mural painted by a renowned local artist in the 1940s, and which was on display in a Black Rock bank for nearly 70 years, has been preserved by the Fairfield Museum & History Center […]

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