Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'
Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Tags: Bass Pro Shops·Bijou Square·Bijou Theatre·Bill Finch·Dan Malloy·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Jasper McLevy·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·Lowell Weicker·Phil Kuchma·Pleasure Beach·Steelpointe Harbor·Webster Bank Arena
October 18th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events
From the Bridgeport Public Library: Do you remember Pleasure Beach? Dancing at the Ritz Ball room? Did your mother or father go to work every day at one of the local factories like Bullard’s, Warner’s, or the Bridgeport Brass? Do you remember the Christmas lights of Downtown Bridgeport? The busy shopping on Main Street? Sitting [...]
Tags: Pleasure Beach
July 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From the University of Bridgeport: SASD Professor to unveil proposal to reopen Pleasure Beach as eco-friendly art spot at Bridgeport Arts Fest on Saturday, July 7 Emily Larned, chair of the graphic design program and assistant professor at Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD), will reveal her project Pleasure Beach Lives, a proposal to turn [...]
May 18th, 2012 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning
Bob Halstead has been part of the city’s neighborhood fabric for decades. As founder of the city’s community garden program he was instrumental in transforming vacant eyesores into community pride points. He no longer serves in that capacity, a victim, he claims, of retribution for supporting Mayor Bill Finch’s mayoral opponents. Halstead shares this commentary [...]
March 28th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Informational session April 4 for Pleasure Beach work. From Mayor Finch: The City of Bridgeport has a project for the reconstruction of docks and for the procurement of water taxi vessels to service Pleasure Beach. Preliminary design has been completed and the project is slated for construction under a Federal earmark through the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient [...]
March 14th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education
Emphasizing school improvement and job creation Mayor Bill Finch issued his annual address to the Bridgeport business community Wednesday afternoon reasserting the need for mayoral control of the school budget and highlighting reforms initiated by new schools chief Paul Vallas. The mayor also offered his first public clue during his speech at the Holiday Inn that [...]
December 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Mayor Finch: Mayor Bill Finch unveiled the new Pleasure Beach Fishing Pier located at the end of Central Avenue on Saturday, December 3, 2011 in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “100 Days to Success” program, a series of land use training workshops that kicked off in June 2011.