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Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'

Restore ‘Diamond By The Sea’

February 8th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning

Mike Doyle, indomitable supporter of Bridgeport’s dormant Downtown twin theatrical jewels, likes to dream big. He’s trying to build viral momentum on Facebook in the cause of one of his passions, restoration of the theaters into a performing arts center. Now if we can only get it funded! From Doyle: For all you who live […]

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Finch Heralds ‘Success’ In 2013, What Say You?

December 27th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Friday issued a year-ending news release chronicling his administration’s successes in 2013. In a year that produced more taxes, a  highly criticized city response to a crippling snowstorm, a controversial airport-related land deal, the closure of a Downtown market and a North End Staples store, and a whole bunch of Democratic-endorsed […]

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No Pleasure From UI In Beach Revival, Plus: Pleasure Beach History

July 13th, 2013 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The view of the starry Long Island Sound sky is surely beautiful from the long-isolated shores of Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if a dispute over hooking up electricity for the reopened attraction isn’t settled, stars could be visitors’ only illumination.

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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

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 […]

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First Meeting Of Bridgeport “Back In The Day” Club

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 […]

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Bridgeport Arts Fest Saturday

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 […]

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Bob Halstead, Ex Finch Roomie, No Longer Tending Community Gardens–Claims Retribution

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 […]

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