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Entries Tagged as 'Seaside Park'

Fuel Cell Park On Closed Dump Projected To Produce Energy This Fall

June 26th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The foundation for Green Energy Park that will include 9,000 solar panels on the closed municipal landfill in the West End of Seaside Park has been installed. City Communications Director Brett Broesder says the project will power an additional 5,000 homes and create roughly 90 jobs. Work is ongoing at the solar site, and the […]

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Finch Praises Funds For Park

April 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined elected officials, community leaders, students, and others in thanking the U.S. Department of Interior for a $375,000 grant to build a new Johnson Oak Park adjacent to Jettie Tisdale Elementary School.

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Seaside Park Going To The Dogs (Meow)

April 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

The genesis of the flying disc comes from the Frisbie Pie Company that was based on Kossuth Street. On May 9th the Circles on Sounds Frisbee Festival will take place at the Seaside Park band shell featuring the flips and tricks of the World’s Top Frisbee Dog Show from Disconnected K-9s.

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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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