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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

Bluefish Reel In Final Season

September 17th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sometimes fans don’t know how to say hello until it’s time to say goodbye. Just about everything has a shelf life and after 20 years the Bridgeport Bluefish on Sunday played their last game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, the first three years an average attendance of roughly 4,500 per game, but in recent […]

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In East End 5 Arrested At Victim’s Memorial

September 16th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Tara O’Neill, CT Post: Eric Diaz 19, of Bridgeport, was found shot in the stomach near that intersection at around 10 p.m. Thursday, police spokesman Av Harris said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and his death remains under investigation.

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New Housing Units, Beer Hall, Comedy Club Coming Soon To Downtown

September 6th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

More than 30 units of housing, many overlooking McLevy Green, a German-style beer hall and comedy club will anchor the McLevy Square development Downtown. City and State officials participated in a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.

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Public Hearing For Downtown Theater Redevelopment

August 29th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A City Council public hearing will take place Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. in Geraldine Johnson School auditorium, 475 Lexington Avenue, regarding a Land Development Agreement between the city and Exact Capital’s proposed restoration of two Downtown theaters as well as construction on adjacent properties featuring more than 800 units of housing. The legislative […]

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Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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West Side Fire Displaces Eight

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

One person was hospitalized after a Monday night fire on Beechwood Avenue displaced eight people. Police link the blaze to a domestic dispute. Within fifteen minutes firefighters had the bulk of the fire out, according to a report from Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. Video coverage above.

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As Hartford Pols Battle Over Budget, Kids Suffer

August 25th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

Finances of Bridgeport’s cash-strapped school district have been exacerbated by the budget chaos in Hartford. With no state budget in place the stunted money flow from Hartford to Bridgeport is forcing local cuts to education services.

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Raising Questions About The Cost Of Police Contract, Pension Obligations

August 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the police union contract heads to arbitration, see story here, citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee asks about the price tag for the 2015 retroactive contract.

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