Live Nation Amphitheater Breaks Ground In Bridgeport

Jul 12, 2018
Brendan Capuano / WSHU

Officials in Bridgeport, Connecticut, broke ground today on a new Live Nation amphitheater at the site of the former Bridgeport Bluefish baseball stadium.

Brendan Capuano / WSHU

Attorneys for two children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a judge to order that they be reunited with their families immediately. Dozens of people rallied outside a district courthouse in Bridgeport today in support of the children.

Andres Leighton / AP

Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayor Joe Ganim joined several big city mayors from around the country in Tornillo, Texas, on Thursday. They were there to protest the housing of migrant children in cages at a federal government children’s detention facility.

“Although we can’t order the federal government to do anything, we came here as the mayors of the largest cities to speak, I believe, for the American people in many ways and tell them how this tragedy, this immoral action, and actions that continue, need to stop. America won’t stand for it. The mayors speak in unison here.

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

In Connecticut, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is likely to qualify for the Democratic Party primary for governor. That’s what state officials are saying following Tuesday’s deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures.

Jessica Hill / AP

Joe Ganim made a stunning return to politics in 2015, when he was elected mayor of Connecticut's largest city after serving seven years in prison for corruption during his first tenure as Bridgeport's leader.

Now the Democrat is knocking on doors and greeting people in cars and on the streets in Bridgeport and other cities, hoping to pull off another improbable and even bigger victory—becoming Connecticut's next governor.