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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Seaside Park'
December 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
‘Front Yard Seaside Park, Back Yard Long Island Sound’ Officials Announce Remediation Plans For Old Factory
August 28th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Standing in the east end of Seaside Park, sandwiched by the campus of the University of Bridgeport and a vacant industrial building, Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday joined state and city officials to announce a $2 million loan to remediate a 12-acre parcel including the old Remington Shaver site in the […]