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5/28/2015 - STATEMENT: Mayor Finch on EPA Announcement of $200,000 for Clean Up of Run Down Property Near Downtown Train Station and Steelpointe Harbor

“This is great news. With these funds, we’ll soon begin knocking down a run-down property that has plagued a central location in our city for decades. Doing so will make the property more attractive to job creators and investors, allowing us to continue developing the waterfront. Thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency and our federal delegation for working with us to make Bridgeport better every day.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

Bridgeport, Conn. (May 28, 2015) Background: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined officials from the Environmental Protection Agency in announcing a $200,000 grant from the federal agency to clean up the run down property at 141 Stratford Avenue. The site formerly housed the company AGI Rubber, but has been run-down for decades (click here for video, click here for photos, and click here for a map pinpointing the location of 141 Stratford Avenue). In response, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch made the following statement:

“This is great news. With these funds, we’ll soon begin knocking down a run-down property that has plagued a central location in our city for decades. Doing so will make the property more attractive to job creators and investors, allowing us to continue developing the waterfront. Thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency and our federal delegation for working with us to make Bridgeport better every day.”

To view the official announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency, click here: http://1.usa.gov/1SEVxOH.