For six straight years City Council President Tom McCarthy has honored the University of Bridgeport women’s gymnastics team in a public ceremony in City Hall. Mayor Bill Finch has always been a no-show, but he did something Monday night he had never done before, a private–if not public–acknowledgment of UB, a major asset to the city. […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bridgeport Hospital'
April 22nd, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
April 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events
News release from UB: The University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital announced today that they are developing plans to integrate the nursing program at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) into the University.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]