From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, as the state’s largest city celebrates Earth Day, Mayor Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier island that was inaccessible for decades until it reopened to the public last year–will officially open to the public on May 23 at 10:00AM (i.e., Memorial Day Weekend). Through the month of […]
Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'
April 22nd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
April 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined elected officials, community leaders, students, and others in thanking the U.S. Department of Interior for a $375,000 grant to build a new Johnson Oak Park adjacent to Jettie Tisdale Elementary School.
April 20th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Mayor Bill Finch thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their $2 million investment in repairing breakwaters off the shoreline of Pleasure Beach, a 71-acre barrier island on the Long Island Sound.
March 12th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch on Thursday delivered his annual state-of-the-city speech to the business community at the Holiday Inn Downtown. His speech follows as well as the above attached video presentation and video of remarks.
January 7th, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mary-Jane Foster, 2011 mayoral candidate weighing another run this year, wants a copy of Mayor Bill Finch’s holiday card list mailed to a select group of party insiders, businesses and neighborhood leaders featuring a photo of the mayor and his family taken with President Obama during his Bridgeport campaign stop for Governor Dan Malloy in […]
January 7th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Retired Police Lieutenant David Daniels, considering a run for mayor, was honored by Mayor Bill Finch Monday night at the start of the City Council meeting for his long service to the city. The mayor’s proclamation noted that Daniels resides in Hamden. But no, Daniels corrected the mayor, I’m a Bridgeport resident again. Well almost, […]
December 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
The late James G. Clark wrote “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” When it comes to the circus of politics, Bridgeport’s ultimate miniature couple Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren bicker often about such things including their benefactor Mr. Phineas Taylor Barnum who served one term as mayor. With the assistance of a Ouija […]
December 29th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
We’re on the cusp of 2015, so that can mean only one thing: time to reach deep into your crystal ball to puke up predictions.