From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Just over a month after withdrawing a zoning application to establish a new college in the North End for low-income students, partners Fairfield University and the Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocese are gauging public support for an alternative site.
Representatives of those two entities held a teleconference Tuesday evening with community leaders from the East End and Mill Hill neighborhoods about opening the proposed Bellarmine College at the former St. Ambrose Catholic School on Mill Hill and Boston avenues. St. Ambrose closed nearly a decade ago, though at least some of the building is occupied by the Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School.
“It was just a preliminary conversation,” said Deborah Sims, vice-president of the East End Revitalization Zone community group, Wednesday.
“We would have a community meeting before any decision is made,” said City Councilman Ernie Newton, who represents the area. “We’re just in the talking stages. This is just an idea they’re throwing (out).”
Full story here.