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Entries Tagged as 'Bridgeport Hospital'

Ficarra Named Executive Director Of Barnum Festival

March 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s former communications director has been named executive director of the Barnum Festival. Festival news release: Building upon the vision to transform the Barnum Festival into an economic driver, the organization that leads the annual salute to Bridgeport’s former mayor, showman and philanthropist announced today the appointment of Elaine K. Ficarra as full-time […]

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What’s The Problem As Long As New High School Site Is Cleaned To Residential Standards

January 31st, 2014 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

As elected school board members express concerns about remediation efforts on the land off Boston Avenue proposed to replace Harding High School the city faces deadlines about funding sources, cost factors and restrictions on a new location. Local and state officials say construction cannot begin on the site of the former Remington Arms munitions plant […]

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Driver Crashes Car Into Expressions Bar, “They Got Lucky”

November 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · City Politics, Cops, Firefighters

Video courtesy of Doing It Local. News release from Bill Kaempffer, public-safety spokesman: A city man faces motor vehicle charges after crashing his car into a nightclub late Friday. The vehicle crashed through the wall and came to rest near the bar. The vehicle was traveling on Central Avenue, crossed Boston Avenue and crashed into […]

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Malloy’s Budget Forces Hospitals On Critical List

May 26th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

William Jennings, president and CEO of Bridgeport Hospital, one of the city’s largest employers, writes “it’s crisis time” for Connecticut hospitals. Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal on the verge of a vote by the state legislature will cause serious damage to health care institutions, according to Jennings. His commentary, which also appears in the Connecticut […]

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Wyman Cracks The Whip, Jepsen Whistles Ringmaster, Finch Delivers Watch For Barnum Festival

May 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Nothing like a few state constitutional officers to spice up the formal kickoff to the 65th Barnum Festival featuring former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom as the 2013 Ringmaster. This festival is certain to be memorable. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen were part of the power crowd that jammed the Bridgeport […]

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View From A Political Demagogue, ‘New Haven Would Look Like Bridgeport Without Yale’

April 22nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It always intrigues when the state’s largest city serves as a convenient foil for political demagoguery, especially from one who seeks the office of mayor in New Haven. State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, speaking at a mayoral forum in New Haven on Saturday, said the following according to the New Haven Independent when candidates were asked about […]

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Intensive Care Lobbying: Malloy’s Budget Scalps City Hospitals

March 27th, 2013 · 7 Comments · News and Events

As Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal undergoes surgery by the state legislature, a group calling itself Protect My Hospital developed by the Connecticut Hospital Association has launched a campaign highlighting Malloy’s budget impact on state hospitals. The organization claims the “total two-year impact of the proposed cuts on Bridgeport Hospital is $22,485,526. For St. Vincent’s […]

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