State Funds For Housatonic And Center For Family Justice

Gomes, Malloy, Stafstrom
State Senator Ed Gomes, left, and State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, second from right, join Governor Dan Malloy and officials with Center for Family Justice.

About $3 million for improvements at Housatonic Community College and $479,018 for The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault were among the recipients of funds from the state Bond Commission on Thursday. The $479,018 will fund renovations and improvements to its building at 753 Fairfield Avenue to establish a Family Justice Center.

“I am very pleased that the funding approved by the Bond Commission will provide important needed upgrades for the state’s first Family Justice Center,” said State Rep. Steve Stafstrom in a statement. “I thank the Governor for including this request on the Bond Commission’s agenda for approval.”

State dollars will also help complete a new addition at Housatonic Community College.



  1. Two very worthwhile projects. But how about promoting a manufacturing park (or 6 or 7) in Bridgeport as is being done with federal and state help in Ansonia? That is what should happen on the old Remington site, not a second train station which will further isolate our downtown even as it does nothing to bring living-wage jobs and neighborhood revival to the East Side/East End. (All it will bring is traffic/parking lots as it degrades the environment and erodes neighborhoods.)

    1. I have to admit Jeff, I agree with you 1000%. The two projects are worthwhile, but that Remington site would be great for a state of the art manufacturing park.


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