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Entries Tagged as 'Seaside Park'

A Pearl, A Pol And A University Partnership

April 20th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update, Video: The ninth floor of the University of Bridgeport’s duPont Tower Room greets visitors with an exquisite expanse of Long Island Sound, a visual gem in Connecticut’s most populous city, what university president Neil Salonen describes “the pearl of the Connecticut coastline” and the “safest college campus in the state.” Tuesday night Mayor Joe Ganim […]

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Downtown Has Brighter Face, A Resident’s Viewpoint

March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]

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Last St. Pat’s Joe Received Standing O’Ganim Treatment

March 17th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

What a difference a year makes. Last year Joe Ganim was on his road to redemption, teeing up media interviews, publishing an op-ed piece, schmoozing pols, issuing public apologies, preparing for a full-blown comeback. Meanwhile Mayor Bill Finch was roasting Ganim at every turn declaring Ganim should find a job in outer space, proposing legislation […]

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City Architect Steps Up For Finch, Provides Job Downtown

February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]

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Deadhead Festival Dead Beat On $750K For Police Security Owed From Finch Years

January 11th, 2016 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Late last year Ken Hays, founder of the Gathering of the Vibes, announced he needed a “time out” from the annual hippie fest that spent most of its 20-year history on the grounds of Seaside Park. It could make it more difficult for the city to collect $750,000 owed covering the last three years’ worth […]

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Stallworth, Maya And Salonen To Lead Ganim’s Transition Team

November 16th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen will serve as tri-chairs of Mayor-elect Joe Ganim’s transition team scheduled to be announced Monday afternoon (today) at a news conference at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Finch: Five Things To Do This Weekend

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch encourages residents to enjoy some summer fun right here in the Park City.

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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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