To close a projected deficit of more than $50 million for the budget year that ends June 30, Governor Dan Malloy announced cuts on Thursday that impacted social services as well as tourism including the Discovery Museum and Beardsley Zoo. More from Ken Dixon, CT Post:
Entries Tagged as 'Beardsley Zoo'
November 21st, 2014 · 11 Comments · News and Events
July 8th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
In a commentary first published in the Connecticut Post, former Mayor John Fabrizi contrasts his years as mayor with Bill Finch claiming “The present administration’s approach to economic progress uses a technique to show progress by color chart.” Fabrizi has formed an exploratory committee for mayor. His commentary follows: How many cities, anywhere, can boast […]
July 7th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
What’s Governor Dan Malloy’s commitment to Bridgeport compared to other municipalities? An OIB post last week, Malloy’s Bridgeport problem, covered the state’s failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. It triggered debate about Malloy’s devotion to Connecticut’s most populous city. Malloy critics maintain the recruitment of Bridgewater to Stamford that cost […]
June 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Grab the kids, the grandkids, your neighbors, friends and favorite politician and head over to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Saturday morning for the Barnum Festival Wing Ding parade for children. Zoo admission is free until noon.
May 19th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events
City Council agenda for tonight (Monday) at 7, City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace: COMMUNICATIONS TO BE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES: Communication from City Attorney re: Proposed Settlement of Pending Litigation with Marian Evans, referred to Miscellaneous Matters Committee.
May 9th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum who created jobs and transformed the landscape of his adopted city Bridgeport. And now Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 26 years as chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, looks forward to serving as the ringmaster of the 2014 Barnum Festival–the […]
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April 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport
Spring is here, the Bluefish are back in action and things are also roaring at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. OIB has Bluefish tickets and family four-pack passes to the zoo. If you want to check out Bluefish action we have two seats in the front row of the Harbor Club to selected Bluefish games. Want to […]
Political Eggcitement–Hens Only, No Gamecocks, Finch Feathers Chicken Ordinance (What About Capons?)
March 26th, 2014 · 30 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch on Tuesday released details of a proposed ordinance allowing residents to raise as many as six chickens in backyard coops. A chicken in every pot? How about chickens in every yard? No roosters allowed. Sleep well! No capons? A link to the proposed chicken ordinance is here.