Bill Finch http://wshu.org en Second Bridgeport train station gets state support http://wshu.org/post/second-bridgeport-train-station-gets-state-support <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced&nbsp; Wednesday that nearly 3 million dollars will be included in the next State Bond Commission agenda, for the engineering and design of a new train station in Bridgeport.&nbsp; That funding will almost certainly be approved.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:09:22 +0000 Craig LeMoult 20784 at http://wshu.org Second Bridgeport train station gets state support Bridgeport mayor asks for community cooperation, following weekend violence http://wshu.org/post/bridgeport-mayor-asks-community-cooperation-following-weekend-violence <p>The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut is asking his community to work together to prevent violence, following two killings and a number of other shootings over the weekend. A 23-year old man was shot and killed on a city street early Sunday. On the same night, a 24-year old woman was killed in a domestic violence incident. Violent crimes and robberies in Bridgeport are reportedly down so far this year, after a double digit reduction last year. But as the summer weather heats up, there’s generally a spike in violent crime.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:35:18 +0000 Craig LeMoult 20333 at http://wshu.org Bridgeport mayor asks for community cooperation, following weekend violence Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign http://wshu.org/post/malloy-opens-legislative-session-proposals-fit-reelection-campaign <p></p><p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:24:22 +0000 Ebong Udoma 12454 at http://wshu.org Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign Bridgeport landfill to be used for green energy generation http://wshu.org/post/bridgeport-landfill-be-used-green-energy-generation <p>The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, announced on Thursday that a new solar panel installation and fuel cell facility will be built on the site of an old city landfill. The plan is being called a model for green energy generation in the state.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:58:53 +0000 Craig LeMoult 7268 at http://wshu.org Bridgeport landfill to be used for green energy generation Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation http://wshu.org/post/conn-us-senators-continuing-push-gun-legislation <p></p><p>Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session.&nbsp; Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:39:41 +0000 Ebong Udoma 5643 at http://wshu.org Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation