Monthly Archive for February, 2013

: February, 2013

Zoners to take up controversial Testo’s Restaurant request Mar. 11

Democratic Chairman Mario Testa’s renewed effort to alter the zoning for his Madison Avenue restaurant, Testa’s, is back on the Zoning Commission’s agenda after the Feb. 25 meeting’s cancellation:

Trumbull teen gets President’s Volunteer Service Award

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Learning to live with coyotes

This week, Monroe officials asked residents to report sightings of coyotes so they could track down where the animals’ dens are located. The warning came after a pair of coyotes was seen cutting

David Walker says he’s not running for mayor … but adds never say never.

David Walker’s been a busy guy in Bridgeport. The former U.S. Comptroller General under Republican President George W. Bush-turned-Bridgeport resident is a driving force behind a bipartisan

Finch administration eyeing weekend storm

City Monitoring Potential Storm BRIDGEPORT, CT (February 21, 2013) – In preparation for a potential storm of snow mixed with rain expected to reach our region by Saturday, a briefing meeting was held

City towed your car? Want your $$$ back? Won’t be easy.

Some residents who feel they were unfairly caught up in the city’s post-blizzard towing blitz want Mayor Bill Finch’s administration to reimburse them the $75 parking ticket and minimum $110 towing

Barnum Museum sneak peek at noon

Quick, grab a brown-bag lunch and head downtown to the Barnum Museum, the Bridgeport landmark that has been closed since a tornado damaged it two years ago. Visitors can see the restoration underway

Chris Shays gets a new gig

BRIDGEPORT — Former Congressman Christopher Shays is rejoining the University of New Haven faculty as a distinguished fellow in public service. Shays had been an adjunct professor at UNH in the late

Councilman McCarthy attends Tues. Council meeting.

A few weeks ago City Councilman Martin McCarthy, D-130, who has not attended meetings this winter, said his responsibilities opening a new restaurant were consuming his time but he intended to improve

Mayor Finch, Council extend blizzard hearing 30 minutes for angry crowd

Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council, to their credit, scheduled a one hour public hearing Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., prior to the start of the council’s regular 7 p.m. meeting, on the city’s