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Entries Tagged as 'University of Bridgeport'

Governor To Deliver UB Commencement–Will Finch Show?

April 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the University of Bridgeport’s graduation exercises on Saturday May 10 at Webster Bank Arena. Will Mayor Bill Finch put aside his myopic opposition to UB and make an appearance?

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Fabrizi Versus Finch–Can Fabs Raise The Money For A Comeback?

March 24th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

John Fabrizi and Bill Finch  are quintessential city politicians in the right place at the right time. Fabs, the City Council president, replaced Joe Ganim as mayor when Joe resigned in April of 2003 following his conviction on federal corruption charges. Finch, the state senator, succeeded Fabs as mayor when Democratic party operatives feared Fabs […]

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Planning Seaside Park, Bridgeport’s Waterfront Jewel

January 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

College campus area, music festivals, sporting events, beaching, biking, walking, running–Seaside Park is a waterfront gem in the state’s largest city. City historian Eric Lehman, on behalf of the History Center, Bridgeport Public Library, pens this piece about the planning of Seaside Park. Check it out. Before the Civil War, no one in town gave […]

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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The Blizzard, Top Stories February 2013

December 26th, 2013 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

Punxsutawney Phil calls for early spring. Winter Storm Nemo doesn’t oblige. The menacing Blizzard of 2013 left devastation throughout the city, overwhelmed Public Works crews, imprisoned residents in their own homes with drifts of snow four and five feet and higher. Mayor Bill Finch called in the National Guard for help, hired private contractors from […]

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UB Students, City Firefighters To Build Playground In Memory Of Sandy Hook Victims

December 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Firefighters, News and Events

From the University of Bridgeport: The University of Bridgeport is proud to announce that several of its student groups will team up with Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 to build a playground in memory of student Josephine Grace Gay who was killed last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

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