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Entries Tagged as 'Beardsley Park'

Is The Solar Field Proposal For Seaside Park A Sweetheart Deal For UI?

February 21st, 2014 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning

Longtime Bridgeport resident Phil Smith, who directed several voter-approved revisions to the City Charter including strengthening the Parks Commissions authority, writes the city’s proposed agreement with United Illuminating to place a solar field at Seaside Park looks good on the surface, but when you break down what it means to the city financially and logistically […]

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Finch To Host Community Meeting At Beardsley Zoo

January 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: On Thursday, January 30, Mayor Bill Finch will host a community meeting regarding the planning for a new all-inclusive playground to be located in Beardsley Park, which will be accessible to children of all abilities.

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Remembering Christmas Village 1982

December 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Sweet treats and eats to all OIB friends. Christmas Village has been part of the city’s holiday fabric for more than 50 years. In 1982 it became a remarkable story for the entire country.

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Finch To Host Community Meeting For New Park Plan On Site Rell Had Proposed For A Jail

November 19th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Remember that Virginia Avenue lot on the Upper East Side where former Governor Jodi Rell wanted to locate a juvenile detention center for girls four years ago? Then State Rep. Chris Caruso led the charge against it, including a candlelight vigil to derail the jail. Many other city officials followed Caruso’s lead, including Mayor Bill […]

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The West Side City Council Primary, The Battle For Brooklawn And Bassick

September 5th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

On Tuesday, in addition to a citywide primary for Board of Education, Democratic primaries for City Council are on tap in four districts including the West Side where incumbents Evette Brantley and John Olson are opposed by Bob Halstead and Trish Swain. Bridgeport’s 132nd District runs west of Park Avenue to Brooklawn Avenue that meets […]

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Council Members Stipe And Swipe

August 31st, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

The Bridgeport City Council will be back in action Tuesday 7 p.m. for its next full meeting. Prior to the council session at 6:30, government watchdog John Marshall Lee will be among the speakers addressing the legislative body. Lee’s subject matter is “stipends.” Each council member, in lieu of salary,  has a $9,000 stipend to […]

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