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Entries Tagged as 'Sacred Heart University'

Moolah For School Board, SHU Poop On Council Agenda

June 15th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

A $1.2 million budget increase to the Board of Education for the fiscal year 2013-2014 General Fund Budget, approval for sewer services for a dormitory to be constructed by Sacred Heart University on its Park Avenue campus located in Fairfield, and a professional services agreement with Blum Shapiro Consulting, for examination of the city’s Comprehensive […]

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Step Right Up! Meet The Barnum Festival Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli

May 9th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum who created jobs and transformed the landscape of his adopted city Bridgeport. And now Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 26 years as chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, looks forward to serving as the ringmaster of the 2014 Barnum Festival–the […]

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No Ifs, Ands Or Butts–Smoking Ban Proposed For City Parks

May 3rd, 2014 · 45 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Anna Price, a public-health professor at Sacred Heart University, and students are leading the charge to ban smoking in city parks. The City Council is expected to refer the matter that has the support of the Parks Board to the Ordinance Committee during Monday night’s meeting. City Council agenda here.

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Ficarra Named Executive Director Of Barnum Festival

March 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s former communications director has been named executive director of the Barnum Festival. Festival news release: Building upon the vision to transform the Barnum Festival into an economic driver, the organization that leads the annual salute to Bridgeport’s former mayor, showman and philanthropist announced today the appointment of Elaine K. Ficarra as full-time […]

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Medical Marijuana Proposal Delayed

January 13th, 2014 · 73 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: City zoners Monday night delayed action on an application for a medical marijuana dispensary in the North End. Brian Lockhart, CT Post has more here. Background: A proposed medical marijuana dispensary is not receiving the welcome mat from several community leaders including City Councilwoman Michelle Lyons who opposes application for a clinic serving the […]

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Former Sacred Heart University President Thomas Melady, Served As Ambassador To Vatican

January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Sacred Heart University President John Petillo issued this announcement on Tuesday to the SHU community: It is with sadness that I tell you that former Sacred Heart University President Thomas Patrick Melady passed away yesterday at the age of 86. He served as president here from 1976 to 1986 and was named President Emeritus when […]

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The Blizzard, Top Stories February 2013

December 26th, 2013 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

Punxsutawney Phil calls for early spring. Winter Storm Nemo doesn’t oblige. The menacing Blizzard of 2013 left devastation throughout the city, overwhelmed Public Works crews, imprisoned residents in their own homes with drifts of snow four and five feet and higher. Mayor Bill Finch called in the National Guard for help, hired private contractors from […]

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