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Entries Tagged as 'Beardsley Zoo'

Amphitheater Approval On City Council Agenda

November 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

Historically, City Council meetings on the eve of the general election are quick affairs. Council incumbents want an expedited meeting to churn some last minute campaigning. Several council incumbents, however, were defeated in Democratic primaries or did not seek reelection. A key item on Monday night’s agenda is the Contracts Committee report recommending approval of […]

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Attention All Pollinators: Butterfly Garden Wings To Zoo

October 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to unveil its latest installation, a certified Butterfly Garden and Bug Hotel, an important contribution to helping the area’s native butterfly population. Located in front of the new animal commissary, the garden is a gift from Stacey Marcell, her husband Wilbert Frazier, and their company, Northeast […]

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Celebrate Mr. Barnum’s Birthday At The Zoo

June 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: It’s a party, Wednesday July 5th, to celebrate P.T. Barnum’s birthday, beginning at 11:00am on the grounds of CT’s Beardsley Zoo. To celebrate the famed showman, philanthropist and one of Bridgeport’s best-known citizen’s 207th, the Barnum Museum will be hosting a huge celebration, at the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion with plenty of great […]

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Rare Tiger Makes Zoo Debut

April 11th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Who needs a City Council meeting when the real zoo is at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo? Check out the new Amur tiger.

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Bridgeport, an ‘Overlooked Dream City’

March 21st, 2017 · 27 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Bridgeport is the Park City. It’s also been called the Circus City thanks to P.T. Barnum. What, you thought it was called Circus City because of its politics? Well, add “Overlooked Dream City” to the list. The financial consumer website GoodCall recently ranked Bridgeport number 62 out of 461 U.S. cities with populations under 300,000, factoring […]

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Prairie Dog Cuts Deal! Beardsley Bart Promises Early Spring

February 2nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Punxsutawney Phil projected early this morning six more weeks of winter. What a cruddy hoggish thing to do. So Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s genial zoo director Gregg Dancho did the only sensible thing under the circumstances: they burrowed an early spring from Bridgeport’s own Beardsley Bart. Dancho served as Bart’s interpreter in the […]

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New Kitchen And Commissary For Zoo Animals

September 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Sandwiched by a gator and boa, Mayor Joe Ganim joined Zoo Director Gregg Dancho on Wednesday at a ground breaking for the new kitchen and commissary for animals that will also allow visitors to view state-of-the art food preparation at Connecticut’s only zoo. The project is slated for completion in January 2017. Check out video.

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Worse In Hartford? Connecticut’s Bleeding Cities–Stafstrom: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Worse Off … State Has Ignored Cities

August 29th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

The mil rate in Bridgeport is 54. In Hartford it’s 74–ouch–by far the highest in the state. Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan approved by the City Council calls for $4 million in union concessions to balance the budget, some of which he has achieved. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s budget anticipates $15.5 million in municipal givebacks. […]

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