Posts Tagged ‘ Bridgeport ’

Bridgeport eyes park, sanctuary at cut-off beach

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

A former amusement park and popular beach cut off from Connecticut’s largest city for 15 years could eventually become a park and wildlife sanctuary. A consultant’s master plan for Bridgeport’s Pleasure Beach drew several spectators when it was unveiled recently in a community forum. The plan envisions pavilions, walking paths, food kiosks and other features

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City unveils Pleasure Beach master plan

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

BRIDGEPORT — While city officials endeavor to rebuild public access to Pleasure Beach, a consultant group has unveiled a master plan outlining the city’s vision for the peninsula’s renaissance. The vision is this: a community park and wildlife sanctuary where residents can swim, kayak, barbecue, bird watch and host family reunions. For more on this

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Ribbon cut at new rail station; trains stop Monday

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By

Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart was given the task of overseeing the public-private development project in 2010, when changes to the agreement put the onus on the town for finishing the commuter parking lot and roadway — a deal that eventually held the town liable for $7.5 million in construction cost overruns.



Asthma Rate Climbs To 9.4%; Worst In Cities

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

The disparities persist despite an effort launched by the state in 2000 to level and reduce the disease burden.

The State Asthma Program works with local health departments to help people with asthma manage their disease, mainly by sending asthma specialists into homes to do environmental assessments and identify asthma triggers.



Bridgeport, Danbury officials to discuss bus route

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport and Danbury transit officials will discuss the possibility of a new bus route between the two cities, Greater Bridgeport Transit CEO Doug Holcomb said Wednesday. The bus line would pass through Newtown and Monroe. Newtown currently has no public transportation and Monroe has limited public transportation to and from Bridgeport. For more

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Re-energized downtown Bridgeport district gets new leader – Connecticut Post

Sep 8th, 2011 | By

Taking a lead from the flourishing downtown it serves, the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District is experiencing its own revitalization. The organization, which provides maintenance and marketing services for downtown merchants, on Wednesday announced the hiring of Danbury’s Michael Moore as its first president and chief operating officer, titles that replace the organization’s former managing

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Volunteer group collecting data on Pequonnock River

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

About 80 percent of the Pequonnock River consistently fails water quality tests, landing it a spot on the state’s list of “impaired waters.” Unlike many of the state’s major rivers, however, the environmental quality of the Pequonnock is often overlooked. But town leaders from Monroe, Trumbull and Bridgeport — the three towns through which the river flows — have agreed to participate in a regional effort to get the river removed from the state’s list of “impaired waters.” Vinti Singh of the Connecticut Post reports.



Protesters rally against Bridgeport coal plant

Jul 17th, 2011 | By

A group of climate activists led a protest at the gates of the Bridgeport Harbor Power Station Wednesday. The protesters said they were calling for a change from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.



Lawsuits target Bridgeport magnet school

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

… The town claims the boards’ approvals are “reasonably likely to have the effect of unreasonably polluting, impairing or destroying the public trust in the air, water or other natural resources of Connecticut and will have a significant adverse impact on the wetlands and watercourse.”



Clarifying work on Bridgeport community gardens

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Post recently did a piece on Public Allies’ Bridgeport Beautifies Program that was followed up by a “Thumbs Up” editorial. The article mistakenly listed the City of Bridgeport Office of Neighborhood coordinator Angie Staltaro as running the community garden initiative, who was inaccurately quoted as stating that the garden program as well as

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch to receive Nat. Env. Hall of Fame award

Jan 2nd, 2011 | By

The National Environmental Hall of Fame will recognize Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch at 7 p.m. Monday night, Jan. 3 during the City Council Meeting located at 45 Lyon Terrace, City Council Chambers, First floor, Bridgeport CT.



A step forward on green energy in Bridgeport

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

In discussing a burgeoning plan to turn waste into clean energy, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said we have no energy policy and the state raids the energy conservation fund all the time.



Bridgeport Hospital launches $6.6 million green energy project

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

Bridgeport Hospital has received a $6.6 million loan from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority CHEFA to finance a comprehensive energy efficiency project at its one-million-square-foot Grant Street campus.

The work will be completed during the next year by Siemens, the international electronics and electrical engineering firm.



Edible garden built for city’s magnet school

Nov 4th, 2010 | By

Several Fairfield County community service organizations came together last week to build a sustainable, edible garden at Bridgeport’s Park City Magnet School. But that’s not all.



Coal fire erupts at Bridgeport power station

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

Units from the Bridgeport Fire Department responded to an early morning fire in a coal transfer facility on the grounds of the 529-megawatt power plant in the city’s South End Wednesday. via Coal fire erupts at Bridgeport power station – NewsTimes.



Rail’s future is in Bridgeport

Oct 26th, 2010 | By

This week’s news of a federal grant for a rail project through Connecticut marked a step forward in regional transit policy. The $120 million award goes toward double-tracking rail lines between New Haven and Springfield, Mass., and helps pave the way for a regionwide transit network. via Rail’s future is in Bridgeport – Connecticut Post.



Bridgeport to get $11m fed grant for Steelpointe

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch on Thursday announced that the city will be getting an $11 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant that city officials say will be instrumental in creating the infrastructure needed to get the ball rolling on the oft-delayed Steelpointe Harbor project. via Bridgeport to get $11m fed grant for Steelpointe – Connecticut

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CT Company Pays Fine for Bridgeport PCB Violations

Oct 21st, 2010 | By

The owner of an inoperative Bridgeport, Conn. brass facility has agreed to pay $52,000 for violating federal regulations covering the disposal, use, storage and marking violations of PCBs, the EPA has announced.



Bridgeport residents fearing a new ‘Mount Trashmore’

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

Lajoie’s Scrap Metal, which buys scrap metal, processes and packages it, and transfers it to the company’s main site in Norwalk, is angering many residents, who claim that the business is loud, spawns traffic and rodent problems, and is lowering the area’s quality of life. Several residents have already moved away, Rangle said. He’s moving

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Green Market Exposition Oct. 8-9, Barnum Museum, Bridgeport

Oct 7th, 2010 | By

Second Annual Green Market Exposition takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at the Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., Bridgeport CT.