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Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'

Shipping Out Of Downtown, Zoners Back New Ferry Location In East End

April 15th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It was a rocky process that included legal battles and prior site rejection, but the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company that provides daily service to and from Port Jefferson New York, won approval from the Zoning Commission Monday night to relocate its Downtown terminal to Seaview Avenue across the harbor in the East End.

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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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State Report Encourages Ferry Relocation

August 19th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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 […]

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Rebound For Magic Johnson Site?

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.

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Barnum’s Got Talent Winner To Perform At Downtown Thursday

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.

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Smile! Free Dental Care At Arena

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.

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Ayala Gets His Blood Sport; What’s Next, Cockfighting?

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 […]

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