From the Gathering Of The Vibes: For the first time in the 19-year history of Gathering of the Vibes, the initial festival lineup was announced live and on stage, Saturday March 15, at New York’s legendary Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, NY. John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Maceo Parker, moe., and Ziggy Marley are […]
Entries Tagged as 'Seaside Park'
March 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
March 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch’s former communications director has been named executive director of the Barnum Festival. Festival news release: Building upon the vision to transform the Barnum Festival into an economic driver, the organization that leads the annual salute to Bridgeport’s former mayor, showman and philanthropist announced today the appointment of Elaine K. Ficarra as full-time […]
March 8th, 2014 · 36 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
In a story titled Fight Over Solar in Bridgeport: Two Types of Environmentalism Collide, the National Geographic’s Jackson Kuhl examines the pros and cons of constructing thousands of solar panels on the old dump in Seaside Park.
March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
What a difference two weeks make. On February 17, the Parks Commission voted unanimously to reject Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to construct thousands of solar panels on the old dump at Seaside Park. Monday night they had a change of heart unanimously approving a 20-year partnership with United Illuminating. The lease arrangement now goes to […]
March 3rd, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The city’s Parks Commission tonight (Monday) at 6:30 is scheduled to take a second vote on Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to construct solar panels on the old dump at Seaside Park. The board unanimously rejected the plan two weeks ago, but a second meeting and vote has been called to win approval. Black Rock City […]
March 2nd, 2014 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Two weeks to the day the Parks Commission unanimously rejected Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal for construction of a solar generating facility on the former landfill at Seaside Park, the board is scheduled to meet again for what the mayor hopes this time is approval of a 20-year arrangement with United Illuminating. The meeting is scheduled […]
February 28th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
City Councilman Rick Torres is urging the chief executive officer of United Illuminating to reconsider the company’s partnership with the city to place thousands of solar panels on the old municipal landfill in Seaside Park, writing “The city’s Parks Commission voted unanimously to deny the project. Not only did they vote down the project, but […]