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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'University of Bridgeport'
January 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library
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:
Tags: Barbara Bellis·Bill Finch·Bishop Frank Caggiano·Bob Halstead·Bobby Simmons·Brian McAllister·Carmen Dickson·Chris Murphy·Dale Radcliffe·Dan Malloy·Dick Blumenthal·Gustave Whitehead·Joel Gonzalez·John Olson·John Ricci·Ken Moales·M. Evette Brantley·Manny Moutinho·Maria Pereira·Paul Vallas·Phil Blagys·Phil Kuchma·Rick Torres·Stefan Pryor·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Brannelly·Testo's Restaurant·Trish Swain·University of Bridgeport·Wall Street Journal
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:
Tags: Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Andy Fardy·Anthony Musto·Beardsley Park·Bijou Theatre·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Carmen Lopez·Chris Caruso·Chris Murphy·CT Post·Dan Malloy·David Walker·Gustave Whitehead·Javier Colon·John Gomes·John Marshall Lee·John Ricci·Jonathan Pelto·Ken Moales·Manny Moutinho·Mark Anastasi·Mark Lauretti·Morgan Kaolian·Paul Vallas·Phil Kuchma·Steve Krauchick·Tom Sherwood·Tom White·University of Bridgeport
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 […]
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.
August 27th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events
From the University of Bridgeport: The University of Bridgeport has received a $192,347 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a program to recruit and train teachers in high-need urban schools throughout Southwestern Connecticut and train them to teach physical science with the aim of increasing student performance and interest in the physical sciences.
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May 16th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
This is a cool event, free and open to the public. Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher, event organizer, says it all. “Everything about the Barnum Festival embraces the true spirit of P.T. Barnum. He loved art and music, and above all else, he loved making people happy. Remarkably, Barnum’s 1850 tour of Jenny Lind […]