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Entries Tagged as 'Sacred Heart University'

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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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.

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Hennessey, Baraka Maneuver For School Board Leadership

November 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

When the Board of Education meets for its organizational meeting December 9, it will have five new members to select a new chair. Working Families Party member Sauda Baraka and Democrat Dave Hennessey are trying to line up the votes for leadership among the nine members.

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Sacred Heart Mentoring Program Benefits Bridgeport Kids

November 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

From Sacred heart University: Athletes from Sacred Heart University’s men’s basketball team are participating in a mentoring program that benefits children of varying ages involved with Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport. Hall Neighborhood House hosts social, recreational and educational programs for children, youth, families and senior citizens.

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