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Young Jeremy Rosa’s Food Drive

September 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: In 2012, Bridgeport resident Jeremy Rosa at the age of seven decided to host his very own food drive. With support from family, friends and neighbors in the community Jeremy collected a total of 997 pounds of food in 2012. In recognition of his efforts, Mayor Bill Finch, City Council President […]

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Weighing Benefits Against Risks For Planned Solar Park On Old Dump

September 19th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

Black Rocker Jennifer Buchanan, co-host of the Bridgeport Now public access cable show, wonders if the benefits of United Illuminating’s plan to install 9,000 solar panels on the old dump in Seaside Park outweigh the risks. The state regulatory agency Connecticut Siting Council conducted a public hearing last week on the proposal supported by Mayor […]

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Is The Connecticut Post Part Of “The Oppressive Machinery?” If You Haitz Newspaper Coverage, Call Henry

September 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media, News and Events

Journalism in general, and print media specifically, ain’t what it used to be. How in creation does the daily newspaper covering the state’s largest city slot just one full-time scribe to City Hall? Well, we’re spread thin they’ll say, we have this and that and this and that and with cutbacks from corporate suits, it’s […]

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City Council Committee Implores Smoke Stack Transition To Natural Gas

September 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In response to environmental groups calling for action, the City Council’s Economic and Community Development and Environment Committee Tuesday night approved a resolution urging PSEG to transition its coal plant in the South End to natural gas. Easier said than done for one of the city’s largest taxpayers operating the candy-striped smokestack at the Bridgeport Harbor […]

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‘Mr. Turkey, I’m Talking To You’

September 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

CT Post reporter Amanda Cuda interviews the elusive Downtown Turkey. Should we give the bird a name? Let’s make him an honorary member of the City Council.

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General Lee Cautions City Council On Hurricane (Spending) Season

September 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget hawk John Marshall Lee issues a storm warning to the City Council in his latest address to the budget-making body Monday night. We are in the hurricane season where the storms roar up the Atlantic Coast. Combined days of rain, with high tides and wind-borne waves can damage low-lying properties and harm residents […]

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Siting Council To Conduct Hearings On Solar Plan

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brett Broesder, city communications director: Today (Thursday), Connecticut’s Siting Council–the state body responsible for overseeing utility projects–will review Bridgeport’s plan for putting solar panels and a fuel cell on a landfill.

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