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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'
August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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 […]
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:
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]