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Entries Tagged as 'University of Connecticut'

Watchdog To City Council: Taxpayers Are Underdogs, Stop The Waste

April 8th, 2014 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee in his address to the City Council Monday night urged councilors to cut, cut, cut waste, starting with their stipends. His comments follow: Tonight is a special night. The UCONN Huskies an underdog at many points this season has fought its way to the NCAA finals. I will be […]

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Bawk, Bawk, Hatch Your Chickens, Mayor To Announce Poultry Ordinance

March 25th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Will Chris Toole, the deflocked chicken man from the city’s animal shelter, be around for this? Mayor Bill Finch on Tuesday (today) with representatives of the city’s Health Department will announce a training session at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for folks desiring to raise as many as five chickens on their property, according to a proposed […]

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The Park City Pass, UConn Women’s Hoops, Tree Pick-up

January 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Tune in to WICC-600AM every Wednesday morning at 6:50 a.m., when City Spokeswoman Elaine Ficarra joins WICC personality Tony Reno for the “Park City Pass.” It’s your weekly guide to all the family friendly fun in the Park City. Tune in. Tell your friends–Bridgeport is where it’s at–baseball, hockey, museum, festivals, […]

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UConn Promotes Brand In Bridgeport

December 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

It’s been proven over and over, give folks what they want and they will come. Once again it was validated with UConn basketball in Bridgeport.

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Ed Caldwell, Political Leader, Former State Comptroller

October 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Ed Caldwell was one of the good guys in city politics. Decent and caring, Caldwell goes back to an era when Bridgeport elected officials had real juice in Hartford. He served as a state senator from Bridgeport and also as state comptroller. His influence locally was such some of his political peers referred to him […]

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The West Side City Council Primary, The Battle For Brooklawn And Bassick

September 5th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

On Tuesday, in addition to a citywide primary for Board of Education, Democratic primaries for City Council are on tap in four districts including the West Side where incumbents Evette Brantley and John Olson are opposed by Bob Halstead and Trish Swain. Bridgeport’s 132nd District runs west of Park Avenue to Brooklawn Avenue that meets […]

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Groundbreaking For East End Urban Agriculture Project

September 5th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

On Friday at 10 a.m. Mayor Bill Finch and Congressman Jim Himes will attend the ceremonial groundbreaking for the first phase of Boot Camp Farms Bridgeport, 329 Central Avenue, an agriculture company that constructs greenhouses. News advisory from Finch: Antonio St. Lorenzo, Founder and CEO of BOOT CAMP FARMS has made it his mission in […]

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