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Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'

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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Finch To Provide State Commissioner Tour Of Development Projects

June 13th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch will guide Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Robert Klee on a bus tour Monday afternoon of green business and economic development sites starting at the Pleasure Beach fishing pier and advancing to the Steel Point redevelopment area and other related projects. More on this from Finch Communications Director […]

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The Pleasure Is Back At The Beach, People Company For Piping Plovers

June 11th, 2014 · 25 Comments · News and Events

On June 28, city water taxis are scheduled to make their formal debut transporting folks from the East End to the scheduled reopening of Pleasure Beach, the peninsula largely inaccessible to the public following a fire to the bridge about 20 years ago. Last month the water taxis transported volunteers from Central Avenue to Pleasure […]

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