Deep-pocketed Sacred Heart University announced on Monday it has purchased the nearby 66-acre Fairfied property of General Electric, now headquartered in Boston, for $31.5 million “But with Sacred Heart’s acquisition, the property will no longer be subject to the same property tax payments, due to the university’s nonprofit status–a fact that concerns Fairfield First Selectman […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Petillo'
November 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events
Sacred Heart University President John Petillo issued this announcement on Tuesday to the SHU community: It is with sadness that I tell you that former Sacred Heart University President Thomas Patrick Melady passed away yesterday at the age of 86. He served as president here from 1976 to 1986 and was named President Emeritus when […]
June 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Sacred Heart University and the North End have a love-hate relationship. School campus proper is located in Fairfield, but dorms are located in Bridgeport and scores of students live in North End rentals. Lubricated students causing havoc in the neighborhood was a major point of contention between political leaders and former President Anthony Cernera who left […]
After a 20-year run Anthony Cernera has left Sacred Heart University. He presided over explosive growth, sometimes at the expense of the city with rowdy students impacting quality of life in the North End. SHU proper is located in Fairfield, but dorms are located in Bridgeport. Cernera, despite his accomplishments, never cared to connect with the […]