City Voices

Focus group: Bridgeport needs to play up its assets

By , Hearst Connecticut Media | August 16, 2019

Dan Pflug doesn’t visit Bridgeport much, but when he passes over the city on Interstate 95, its abandoned buildings strike him as a missed opportunity. The Easton resident said adding amenities, such as more housing — and maybe even bike trails that people could use to commute to the train station — could help. “I…

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READER OPINION: Give cities better tools to address blight

By , CT Mirror | June 4, 2019

In every Connecticut city and many Connecticut towns, you can find neighborhoods weighed down by blight – collapsed roofs, boarded windows, graffiti, overgrown vegetation.  Sometimes it’s just a single blighted property, standing out among well-cared-for homes and businesses.  Sometimes it’s property after property, whole blocks that have fallen victim to the contagion of unaddressed blight.…

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Voices From Connecticut – Waterbury

By , CT Mirror | March 13, 2019

The Cities Project, a collaboration between CT Mirror, CT Public Radio, Hearst CT, The Hartford Courant, Republican-American of Waterbury, Hartford Business Journal, and Purple States, will publish periodic articles exploring challenges and solutions related to revitalizing Connecticut’s cities.  As part of the cities project, we recently asked a group of residents from Waterbury  “How important…

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Voices From Connecticut – Bridgeport

By , CT Mirror | March 12, 2019

The Connecticut Mirror is conducting ongoing conversations with members of various communities about topics of  interest to them, their families and the public.   We are meeting with college students in Hartford, people living with a behavioral health challenge in New Haven, people with young children in Bridgeport, and ALICE residents (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)…

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