Posts Tagged ‘ Bridgeport ’

With Investments in Traffic Calming and Street Redesigns, Bridgeport’s Safety Campaign Shows Promise

Oct 18th, 2014 | By

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced this week that the city is launching a comprehensive safe streets initiative. Seven pedestrians have been killed by drivers in Bridgeport since 2010. Bridgeport is the second Connecticut city to announce a street safety campaign in as many months. In September, Stamford Mayor David Martin unveiled the Stamford Street Smart

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Bridgeport Council passes resolution to retire coal plant. PSEG to donate and install solar panels

Oct 9th, 2014 | By

Monday night, in a 17-1 vote overseen by Mayor Bill Finch, the Bridgeport City Council approved a resolution calling for a responsible and managed retirement of the Bridgeport Harbor Station coal plant.

“This is a huge step toward healthier air and cleaner water in Bridgeport,” said Onté Johnson, Bridgeport organizing representative of the Sierra Club.

Milford, Bridgeport microgrid projects get $5M from state

Oct 9th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford – which will help keep critical buildings and facilities in those two cities powered even when the grid goes down – have been awarded a total of $5.1 million through the second round of the innovative Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Microgrid Program.

Hartford company plants over 900 flowers, trees, grasses at Seaside Park

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

Volunteers from Hartford design firm Stantec spent hours planting and sprucing up Bridgeport’s Seaside Park as part of a companywide day of service. For more on this story, visit: Hartford company plants over 900 flowers, trees, grasses at Seaside Park |

Bridgeport getting new train station

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Bond Commission to Approve Funds for Engineering and Design of Barnum Station

Connecticut to hire consultant for Bridgeport station development

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

On Friday, the Connecticut State Bond Commission is scheduled to approve $2.75 million for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) to hire a consultant to complete engineering, design and environmental permitting for the new Barnum Train Station in Bridgeport, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced late last week. The funds will enable the consultant to develop

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Connecticut Looks To Add Another Train Station In Bridgeport

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Commuters should have more options — and more places to park — when Metro-North adds a new Fairfield County train station in Bridgeport on its New Haven Line by 2018, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday. Malloy made the announcement at the former Remington Arms factory, a brownfield property, which will be the location of the

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Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation into law Monday that creates a statewide port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, for the deepwater ports of New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Energize Connecticut announces student contest winners

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co., announced the winners of its 10th annual eesmarts Student Contest during a ceremony held at the state Capitol on June 5. The contest gives Connecticut students in kindergarten through 12th grades the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable

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Bridgeport Plans to Reopen Pleasure Beach

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Pleasure Beach occupies 71 acres on a peninsula shared by Bridgeport and the neighboring town of Stratford. The only way to reach the beach is by boat or hiking along a two-mile sandspit that connects Pleasure Beach to Stratford.

House passes bill to establish state port authority

May 7th, 2014 | By

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to create a state port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, and, legislators hope, to increase business at Connecticut’s three ports — New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – House passes bill to establish state port authority | News from

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Bridgeport School Is A Green Leader

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By

Communities around the country – and in Connecticut – are building greener educational institutions as a more efficient way of reducing energy costs. “Our experience in Connecticut is that cities and towns are very interested in their education facilities being green,” said Hartford-based architect Jim LaPosta. LaPosta was the principle designer of Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler

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Steel Point Redevelopment Nears Launch in Bridgeport

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
A 1936 photo of the site where the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment is planned. Building is expected to begin this summer on the area's first anchor, a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops. (photo: Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library)

Bridgeport officials now say the fortunes of Steel Point will turn this summer when building begins on the area’s first anchor, a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops, which sells boats and outdoor supplies.

State Celebrates Successful First Year of Commercial Clean Energy Financing Program

Feb 28th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, says it has celebrated the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CEFIA.

Healthy CT Alliance forum addresses redevelopment of coal plant site

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

“Coal fired power plants are no longer economically viable and the days are numbered for the last few that remain,” said N. Jonathan Peress, vice president and director of clean energy and climate change at the Conservation Law Foundation.

Bridgeport Harbor Unit 3 Economically Unsustainable: Healthy CT Alliance

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

The Healthy CT Alliance says profits from the last coal-fired power plant in Connecticut have plummeted and are unlikely to recover. “This report confirms what we’ve known all along: that the era of getting our energy from dirty coal is over, and it’s time to plan for Bridgeport’s future,” said Elaine Thompson-Ward on behalf of the alliance.

Energy Consultant says Bridgeport Fuel Cell Project Testament To Cooperation

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

The Bridgeport fuel cell power plant that went online last week brings many state benefits along with it [Jan. 3, Page 1, “Power Plant Called A Model”]. Its economy of scale makes Fuel Cell Energy’s fuel cells one of the lowest cost installations in the world; it creates Connecticut jobs, it is manufactured in Connecticut;

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Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plants

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

When you look at the map of transfer efficiencies, you notice that the efficiency generally gets higher from east to west, and from north to south.

Wastewater treatment plants closer to Western LIS and the Narrows, where hypoxia is worst, have the highest transfer efficiencies, which makes sense.

But some of the biggest plants which discharge into LIS are those serving New York City, which when combined, discharge just over 1,000,000,000 (yes, one billion) gallons of treated sewage per day. By volume of discharge and total nitrogen load, the impact of these plants dwarfs the impact of surrounding facilities.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Long Island Sound Study.

FuelCell Energy Completes 14.9 MW Fuel Cell Park for Dominion on Schedule

Dec 30th, 2013 | By

The installation consists of five fuel cell power plants and an organic rankine cycle turbine for added output and further efficiency gains, with the power output adequate to power approximately 15,000 average size U.S. homes.

CT’s second food recycling power plant to open

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s second food waste recycling power plant will open in Bridgeport, thanks to a deal announced with the city Tuesday. Ontario-based Anaergia announced a 20-year agreement with the City of Bridgeport Water Pollution Control Authority to buy the renewable power generated by the anaerobic digestion technology at the plant. For more on this story, visit:

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