Posts Tagged ‘ Bridgeport ’

Courant LETTER: On A Coal-Free Connecticut

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Connecticut has an opportunity to make history by retiring our last coal plant, located in the heart of Bridgeport. Its legacy is pollution and upon its retirement, Connecticut will become the first coal-free state in the United States. Click on this environmental headline for more of this important viewpoint.



CFE not surprised on granting of Bridgeport coal plant permit (update)

Sep 13th, 2012 | By

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday issued a draft permit for the Bridgeport Harbor Station power plant that has been the target of recent protests by environmental groups. The DEEP action triggers a 45-day review process by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. DEEP is authorized to issue a final permit at the end of the review period if there are no objections from EPA.



Nine towns to share $20M federal grant for transportation projects

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that nine Connecticut cities and towns will share a $20 million federal grant for transportation projects designed to improve the flow of traffic, improve air quality, and reduce energy use.



100 Small Businesses Sign On In Opposition To Bridgeport Coal Plant

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

BRIDGEPORT — Small businesses aren’t usually the ones to stick their necks out for the cause of environmental activism, but 100 of them in Bridgeport, most of them little shops and restaurants, signed a petition this week urging the shutdown of the Bridgeport Harbor Power Station ‘s coal-fired boiler. For more on this story, visit:

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Bridgeport recycling facility hungry for more mattresses

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

The facility is called Park City Green, and Morales is surrounded by hundreds of mattresses that are brought in by trucks each year. He can deconstruct about 50 a day using little more than a utility blade knife. For more on this story, visit: Bridgeport recycling facility hungry for more mattresses | The Connecticut Mirror.



Protestors Call for End to Bridgeport Harbor Station Coal Plant (update)

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

“A Better Future for Bridgeport,” read the banner spread out in front of the march through downtown Bridgeport Saturday.

About 25 people gathered in the early afternoon to rally for an end to the Bridgeport Harbor Station Coal Plant. The residents and protestors met downtown for introductions and information about the hazards of the coal-fired power station. They then headed outside, despite the ambient air quality alert in effect, and marched through Bridgeport.



Should we retire this sickening coal plant?

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

A dispatch from Sylvia Broude, Incoming Executive Director, Toxics Action Center For more than forty years, the Bridgeport Harbor Station coal-burning power plant has been belching out smog, soot and other toxins. And we’re sick of it. Literally. Asthma mortality rates in Bridgeport are ten  times higher for children and three times higher for seniors

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Hugh Bailey: For Bridgeport’s future, it’s development or nothing

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

It is, when you think about it, a pretty convoluted way of doing things. Bridgeport has needs. To help, the government spends millions of dollars bringing a business to the city in hopes that it will attract more businesses and, eventually, higher-income residents. Those people and businesses will pay taxes, easing the burden on current

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Kooris is new economic development head

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

Mayor Bill Finch has hired a city-born rising star in the planning field to lead his administration’s economic redevelopment office during a pivotal period. David Kooris, 32, comes to Bridgeport after seven years with the Regional Plan Association of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, a consulting body widely employed in the region. Kooris was

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Recycling mattresses in Bridgeport

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

Community leaders gathered in Bridgeport Wednesday to mark the opening of the first nonprofit mattress recycling facility in the Northeast. For more on this story, visit: Recycling mattresses in Bridgeport | WTNH.com Connecticut.



Chlorine discharge suit ‘close to settlement’

May 9th, 2012 | By

  A suit by the Coastal Area Fisherman’s Association and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment against the city charging improper use of chlorine in the handling of effluent from the sewage treatment plant is close to settlement, according to Corporation Counsel Walter Marcus. The suit charges the city with releasing too much chlorine on

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Bridgeport hopes to start a bike-sharing program

May 8th, 2012 | By

The Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency has applied for a $150,000 grant that would set up a professional bike-sharing program.



Vinti Singh: Saying goodbye to a Bridgeport reborn

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

I hope one day I can say I was there to see Bridgeport come alive again. I moved to the city about a year and a half ago, and I was one of the first tenants to move into developer Phil Kuchma’s new apartment building on the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Lafayette Circle. I

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Judge rules against ‘metallic Mount Trashmore’

Feb 21st, 2012 | By

In a decision filed last week, Judge Dale Radcliffe dismissed a lawsuit filed by LaJoie’s Scrap Metal against the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals. In 2010, the board upheld a zoning enforcement officer’s cease-and-desist order against the business for illegally selling and processing metals on its property at 291-301 Eagle St. For more on this

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Deadline Monday: Request a public hearing on the dirty Bridgeport coal plant

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

The Bridgeport Harbor Station in southwest Connecticut, which is less than a mile from six schools and a university,1 is the last remaining coal plant in the state. And as of last week, the plant’s operating permit has expired, giving us a great opportunity to shut this half-century old polluter down once and for all.

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Beardsley Zoo Gets Grant

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

Beardsley Zoo says it’s receiving a $78,000 grant to help it train youths in wildlife conservation. The three-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will support the Bridgeport zoo’s Conservation Discovery Corps teen program. For more on this story, visit: Beardsley Zoo Gets Grant « CBS Connecticut.



Bridgeport has green energy plans

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

The City Council recently approved a state-funded project to put solar panels on two Bridgeport schools — Blackham School and Central High School. The solar panels will generate at least 10 percent of the power used by the schools. The project will be bid out in mid-February and the panels will be installed shortly thereafter.

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Change in state brownfields laws could stimulate development

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

Steel Point and the other unused contaminated sites in Bridgeport could bring in as much as $50 million in property taxes, said Ed Lavernoich, the city’s deputy director in the Office of Planning and Economic Development. But before these sites can be used again, they must be scrubbed of all their pollution and meet standards

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Towns make wary, fitful moves to regionalize

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

One of the biggest challenges facing the Bridgeport region is the sewer system. Bridgeport’s system is in need of updating, Trumbull needs to find a way to lower its sewage costs, and Monroe doesn’t have one at all.



2 studies will consider new transit stations — Stamford, Bridgeport

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

Two federally funded studies considering new Stamford and Bridgeport train stations and likely potential to spur transit-friendly housing and commercial space in lower Fairfield County cities are on target to start early next year, officials said. For more on this story, visit: 2 studies will consider new transit stations – StamfordAdvocate.