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Entries Tagged as 'Beardsley Zoo'

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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Piggy Bank Giveaway Day At Zoo

August 9th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Miss Piggy: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is pleased to announce its partnership with Fairfield County Bank, in a great promotion and giveaway at the Zoo, on Sunday August 14th–Piggy Bank Giveaway Day. Beginning at 10am on Sunday, the first 750 kids, 3 to 11, entering the Zoo will receive a unique, pink piggy […]

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Carving Up The City To Suburbs, Careful What You Wish For

July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]

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Wing Ding Parade For Kids

June 15th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

Wing Ding Parade for Kids Saturday, June 18 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.. Parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m.

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City Council Approves Sale Of Golf Course Property To Sacred Heart, Sludge Deal With Trumbull

June 7th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council by a 15-3 vote Monday night approved the sale of eight acres of Fairchild Wheeler golf course property to Sacred Heart University for $4 million that will allow the university a larger footprint to build on campus proper without developing the park land beyond basic maintenance. SHU needs the extra land to […]

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Waddle Over To The Zoo, Check Out The Penguins

May 6th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Hey, we have a bunch of political penguins in Bridgeport, but now you can see the real thing at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Four African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) have moved into their new summer home at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo with the much-anticipated opening of the Penguin Plaza exhibit. Three males, Tubbs, Sal, and South, and one female, […]

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Foster Mailer Hits Ganim On Truth And Taxes

October 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In the latest direct mail piece, Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign undercuts what Joe Ganim feels is a great strength, assailing the veracity of his tax record as mayor as well as his testimony under oath at his 2003 corruption trial in which his sentencing judge announced “I find by clear and convincing evidence Mr. Ganim’s testimony […]

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