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Entries Tagged as 'Seaside Park'

Lavinia: I Love Bill Finch, Tom Thumb: Bugs Crawling Through Your Skull

December 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

The late James G. Clark wrote “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” When it comes to the circus of politics, Bridgeport’s ultimate miniature couple Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren bicker often about such things including their benefactor Mr. Phineas Taylor Barnum who served one term as mayor. With the assistance of a Ouija […]

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Siting Council Approves Solar Plan On Former Seaside Park Dump

November 13th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Today, the Connecticut Siting Council approved Bridgeport’s Green Energy Park–consisting of 9,000 solar panels and a 2.8Mw fuel cell atop an old and unused landfill–giving a final regulatory green light for the clean energy project to commence. The project has also received approval from the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory […]

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Weighing Benefits Against Risks For Planned Solar Park On Old Dump

September 19th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

Black Rocker Jennifer Buchanan, co-host of the Bridgeport Now public access cable show, wonders if the benefits of United Illuminating’s plan to install 9,000 solar panels on the old dump in Seaside Park outweigh the risks. The state regulatory agency Connecticut Siting Council conducted a public hearing last week on the proposal supported by Mayor […]

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Kohut Laments ‘Snake-oil Solutions’

September 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Policy wonk extraordinaire Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, is mighty cranky these days. In his latest commentary he writes: “with only the same snake-oil solutions for the problems of Connecticut’s urban centers being proposed by the Democrats, nothing of substance being proposed by the Republicans, and only Tea Party nonsense being espoused by […]

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State Officials Review Solar Park Plan On Old Dump

September 11th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The fight over a United Illuminating plan to install 9,000 solar panels atop the closed Seaside Park dump brought the Connecticut Siting Council to town Thursday.

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Siting Council To Conduct Hearings On Solar Plan

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brett Broesder, city communications director: Today (Thursday), Connecticut’s Siting Council–the state body responsible for overseeing utility projects–will review Bridgeport’s plan for putting solar panels and a fuel cell on a landfill.

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Trefz: UB Is Family–Business School Unveiled, Finch Attends Ceremony

September 10th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Saluted by university officials, business titans, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Mayor Bill Finch, Ernest C. Trefz, better known as Ernie, announced on Tuesday he was “proud to play a role in the past, present and future” of the University of Bridgeport that dedicated a new business school in the entrepreneur’s name featuring a newly […]

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