Nothing like a few state constitutional officers to spice up the formal kickoff to the 65th Barnum Festival featuring former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom as the 2013 Ringmaster. This festival is certain to be memorable. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen were part of the power crowd that jammed the Bridgeport [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Seaside Park'
May 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
May 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Cops, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, Bridgeport Police spokesman: A hobbyist’s remote-controlled airplane apparently crashed near the PSEG power plant and brought the FBI to the city Sunday because of initial security concerns.
April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a [...]
Tags: Beardsley Park·Beardsley Zoo·Bijou Theatre·Captain's Cove Seaport·City Lights Gallery·Discovery Museum·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Housatonic Community College·Joseph's Steakhouse·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Ralph 'n' Rich's·Seaside Park·Taco Loco·University of Bridgeport·Webster Bank Arena
April 22nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
It always intrigues when the state’s largest city serves as a convenient foil for political demagoguery, especially from one who seeks the office of mayor in New Haven. State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, speaking at a mayoral forum in New Haven on Saturday, said the following according to the New Haven Independent when candidates were asked about [...]
Tags: Beardsley Park·Beardsley Zoo·Bijou Theatre·Bridgeport Hospital·Captain's Cove Seaport·Discovery Museum·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Housatonic Community College·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Morgan Kaolian·New Haven Independent·Seaside Park·University of Bridgeport·Webster Bank Arena
March 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch today delivered his annual address to the Bridgeport area business community at the Holiday Inn Downtown. News release from Mayor’s Office: Bridgeport is continuing to grow and build thanks to the City’s efforts in waterfront recapture, economic development and education reform, Mayor Bill Finch told local and regional business leaders during his [...]
December 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, News and Events
CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart chronicles the police overtime bonanza from Gathering of the Vibes, the annual hippie-fest salute to the Grateful Dead staged at Seaside Park. Despite claims from the mayor’s office, the annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival has been an overtime payday for the city police at taxpayers’ expense.
November 25th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The University of Bridgeport banners lining Park Avenue at the seaside campus read: “A World of Opportunities.” For Democratic Mayor Bill Finch, UB’s 56 acres, 4,877 students and 900 employees might as well be a world away, not in the city’s South End.
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