After years of squabbling over location, the city and Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, are moving in the same direction regarding the ferry company’s proposal to relocate from Downtown to a new terminal across the harbor in the East End. In fact, a 2012 Connecticut Deep Water Port Strategy Study […]
Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'
August 19th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
August 18th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
A surface lot adjacent to the Webster Bank Arena and Ballpark at Harbor Yard is often called the Magic Johnson development area even though the retired basketball star, now entrepreneur, did nothing with it following the hoopla of his 2007 proposal. In short time the economy tanked. Now city officials say interest in the property has rebounded.
August 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
James Bavolacco, winner of the first Barnum’s Got Talent Vocal Competition, will perform tonight (Thursday) at 6 at the Downtown Thursdays concert series at McLevy Green. James’ talent has been recognized by American Idol. News release from Barnum Festival.
June 6th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events
From Mayor Bill Finch: More than 2,000 people will receive free dental care Friday and Saturday at the Webster Bank Arena. None of it would happen without the assistance today of hundreds of volunteers–including employees from the City Health Department–who transformed an arena into a dental hospital over the course of 24 hours.
June 5th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Say, city politics is sorta like a blood sport. Maybe that’s why State Senator Andres Ayala led passage of extreme fighting. Line up the stitches and pints of blood. News release from Ayala: Senator Andres Ayala (D-Bridgeport) led passage today of HB 5277, An Act Concerning Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) by a vote of 26 […]
April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a […]
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April 22nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
It always intrigues when the state’s largest city serves as a convenient foil for political demagoguery, especially from one who seeks the office of mayor in New Haven. State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, speaking at a mayoral forum in New Haven on Saturday, said the following according to the New Haven Independent when candidates were asked about […]
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