Bridgeport is the Park City. It’s also been called the Circus City thanks to P.T. Barnum. What, you thought it was called Circus City because of its politics? Well, add “Overlooked Dream City” to the list. The financial consumer website GoodCall recently ranked Bridgeport number 62 out of 461 U.S. cities with populations under 300,000, factoring […]
Entries Tagged as 'Seaside Park'
March 21st, 2017 · 27 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
February 26th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He was 84.
August 18th, 2016 · 33 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
The Gathering of the Vibes festival at Seaside Park saluting the music of the Grateful Dead originated under Joe Ganim’s first mayoralty and may very well end up, well, Truckin’. Hey, everyone must experience a Touch Of Gray, right? The city is suing organizers for truckin’ from Bridgeport owing serious Sugar Magnolia in police security […]
July 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, The Old Geezer
What, the Old Geezer is among the living? Charles Walsh, the irrepressible linguistic heirloom, resumes the wrinkled Runyon of rumination in new commentaries for OIB. If you’re new to the Old Geezer, he pontificates on a park bench in Seaside Park about all kinds of stuff. Check out Charles and the Old Geezer with more […]
July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]
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June 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From Mr. Barnum: Saturday, June 25, Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert, Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. The Barnum Festival presents the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert at Seaside Park bandshell. Pre-concert entertainment by the Steve D’Agostino Band begins at 6:15 p.m.; concert at 7:30 followed by the Barnum Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a […]
June 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
N E W R O U T E ! Starts noon Sunday. The Great Street Parade starts at the intersection of Park and Capitol Avenues, and travels south on Park Avenue, ending in Seaside Park. See more here.
June 21st, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
The Barnum Festival’s in full swing this weekend led by that genial Ringmaster Jason Julian with a series of events including the inaugural Barnumpalooza music festival Saturday and Sunday at the Seaside Park band shell. Don’t miss Elle Sera’s Saturday performance 1 p.m. She’s an amazing countrified indie rock-pop talent from Bridgeport. DJ Dan Moran, The […]