From Bill Kaempffer, city police spokesman: Police narcotics officers and state and federal partners made nearly two dozen felony drug arrests during the Gathering of the Vibes, confiscated significant quantities of drugs and seized almost $24,000. “In total, the event was very successful. The feedback from people who attended was very positive,” said Police Chief […]
Entries Tagged as 'Gathering of the Vibes'
August 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments · Cops, News and Events
May 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council
The city’s Ethics Commission is a toothless tiger. What’s the point of having one if it’s nothing more than a gum job? This is not new. The Ethics Commission has gone through the motions for more than a decade, a mayor with his hand out, another with substance abuse issues on the job, City Council […]
December 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
News release from Gathering of the Vibes: The Gathering of the Vibes and the City of Bridgeport have confirmed an agreement to hold the annual music, camping, and arts festival at Seaside Park for five more years, through 2017. The 18th Gathering of the Vibes will return to the shores of the Long Island Sound […]
December 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments · News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Concert promoter Ken Hays returns to Seaside Park this July, but he’s going to pay. The City Council approved a new contract Monday allowing Hays to stage his Gathering of the Vibes music festival for another five years. But in return his rent is increasing and the Vibes–not taxpayers–will shoulder […]
December 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, News and Events
CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart chronicles the police overtime bonanza from Gathering of the Vibes, the annual hippie-fest salute to the Grateful Dead staged at Seaside Park. Despite claims from the mayor’s office, the annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival has been an overtime payday for the city police at taxpayers’ expense.
November 25th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The University of Bridgeport banners lining Park Avenue at the seaside campus read: “A World of Opportunities.” For Democratic Mayor Bill Finch, UB’s 56 acres, 4,877 students and 900 employees might as well be a world away, not in the city’s South End.
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July 23rd, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Where else can you enjoy a music festival like this? Seaside Park, P.T. Barnum’s waterfront gift to the city, is a jewel of a venue hosting the Gathering of the Vibes that has attracted tens of thousands throughout the years and showcases the state’s largest city as an emerging cultural arts and music destination. Will […]