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Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'

Debicella Visits Rescue Mission, Himes Visits Pleasure Beach

August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign season begins in earnest next week right after Labor Day weekend, but that’s not stopping Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Himes from stepping up his Bridgeport appearances, nor his Republican opponent Dan Debicella who was born in Bridgeport. In recent days Himes visited Pleasure Beach, now open for public access thanks to federal dough […]

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Have You Been To The Beach?

August 15th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

City officials on Friday saluted attendance on Pleasure Beach following its reopening June 28 after a fire to the drawbridge shut off access nearly 20 years ago. Hopped a water taxi there myself last Saturday. Fun reconnecting with the beach, but way too much time in the sun. Still look like a lobster. Pass the […]

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Development Director Makes Case For City Progress

July 10th, 2014 · 82 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

In a commentary first published in the Connecticut Post, city development director David Kooris highlights progress in Bridgeport. His commentary follows:

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Yeah Baby, Line Up To Pay Your Taxes

July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Budget, News and Events

“Let me tell you how it will be, There’s one for you, nineteen for me, ‘Cause I’m the Taxman, Yeah, I’m the Taxman.”–George Harrison Who says Bridgeporters aren’t jonesing to pay their taxes?

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The Pleasure Is Back At The Beach, Long Lines For Water Taxi But Most Say Worth The Wait

June 29th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch woke up Saturday morning, hopped a water taxi to Pleasure Beach, walked out to the water and took a dip. So did hundreds of others. Armed with picnic baskets, beach accoutrements and fishing gear, Pleasure Beach lovers waited in line for up to two hours along Seaview Avenue to board a water […]

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The Pleasure Beach Experience, Bamboo Pole, Minnow On Hook, Bobber And Snapper Blues

June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment

No one really knows if this experiment to reopen Pleasure Beach on Saturday will be successful. This effort by the city is certainly a leap of faith that hopefully will work out. But there’s nothing like bridging the present with nostalgia. The memories … oh the memories of Pleasure Beach. For me, Pleasure Beach was […]

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Fingers Crossed, City Officials Prepare For Pleasure Beach Access

June 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · News and Events

Reopening access to Pleasure Beach, a peninsula in the city’s East End shut off to the public for about 20 years, comes with a long checklist of what ifs, including safety and security. And then there’s the price tag as well. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: It’s been nearly 20 years since Pleasure Beach was […]

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