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10/14/2014 - President Obama and Governor Malloy Host Rally in Bridgeport, Conn.

“President Obama and Gov. Malloy have been strong friends to Bridgeport. They’ve each made critical investments that are helping make Bridgeport a better place to live, work, and raise a family. These investments have bolstered a number of major initiatives – the re-opening of Pleasure Beach after years of neglect, breaking ground on Steelpointe Harbor after decades of broken promises, building a second train station, and serving as home to North America’s largest fuel cell.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

 

  • WHO: U.S. President Barack Obama, Conn. Governor Dan Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, and other federal, state, and local elected officials and community leaders.
  • WHAT: President Obama and Governor Malloy host rally in Bridgeport, Conn.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 15 @ 8:00PM.
  • WHERE: Central High School (1 Lincoln Blvd., Bridgeport, Conn.).

 

Bridgeport, Conn. (October 14, 2014) –President Barack Obama and Governor Malloy will hold a rally in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, October 15. The event will be held at Central High School and is set to kick-off at 8:00PM.

 

“President Obama and Gov. Malloy have been strong friends to Bridgeport,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch. “They’ve each made critical investments that are helping make Bridgeport a better place to live, work, and raise a family. These investments have bolstered a number of major initiatives – the re-opening of Pleasure Beach after years of neglect, breaking ground on Steelpointe Harbor after decades of broken promises, building a second train station, and serving as home to North America’s largest fuel cell. We’re creating more confidence in our city’s future, and it wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of President Obama and Gov. Malloy.”

 

Additional details for Wednesday’s event include:

 

  • Event day logistics: Public Entry: The general public should enter Central High School via the northeast gate located off Madison Avenue. Doors Open: @ 5:30 PM and tickets are required for entry.

     

  • Parking Restrictions:  The Bridgeport Police Department is advising drivers and residents of street closures and parking restrictions before and during a visit by President Barack Obama to the Park City. A mandatory on-street parking ban will be in effect on Capitol Avenue, between Lindley Street and Park Avenue; on Lincoln Boulevard and on Taft Avenue between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Started at 3 p.m., any vehicle parked on these streets will be towed. The parking ban lasts until 10 p.m. Residents are advised to find available parking on side streets. Click here to read more: http://bit.ly/1vsD9yB

     

  • Media contact: Blaire Edgerton, 616-295-5491.

 

If you have any Bridgeport-specific questions, and/or want to set up a pre-event interview with Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, please contact Brett Broesder at (203) 257-1049 or via email at Brett.Broesder@bridgeportct.gov.