CTM

Southbury, CT

#1 Sep 6, 2013
Mayor Bill Finch, state and federal officials join BootCamp Farms in celebrating the groundbreaking of their new urban agriculture project in the East End.



Mayor Bill Finch, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep Jim Himes, State Senator Anthony Musto and State Rep. Charles Stallworth joined Antonio St. Lorenzo, Founder and CEO of BOOT CAMP FARMS on Friday for the groundbreaking of a new urban agriculture project located in the City's East End.
BOOT CAMP FARMS is a Bridgeport based, socially conscious, for profit urban agriculture company that constructs and operates state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouses that will be built throughout Connecticut.

The flagship farm is located on Central Avenue in the East End of Bridgeport where the Company has embarked on a unique strategy to turn blighted brownfields into sustainable urban farms with 80,000 square feet of computer controlled greenhouses producing about 800,000 pounds of fresh produce per year as well as 40 full-time jobs for the community.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has provided a $1 million grant to the City of Bridgeport to remediate the brownfields and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has made BOOT CAMP FARMS an integral part of Bridgeport’s BGreen 2020 initiative.
"My administration has worked tirelessly to bring produce options to our food deserts, sustainable urban agriculture to our green city, and jobs to our residents and our veterans. This project meets all those goals and then some and will be a welcome addition to the Lower East End. By transforming several vacant brownfields into an urban greenhouse, we are literally transforming our past into our green future," said Mayor Finch..........So instead of just living in it, breathing it and stepping in the brownfield poisons, you can eat them as well now. It also mentions this IS for profit. So who will get all the money from this project? The plants suck up eveything in the soil, including pollutants and carcinogens. This is a shot at taking care of an expensive problem since Blumenthal illegally dismissed charges against the dumping Cappoziellos, and do the politician thing where they do something that makes them look good. Even if they dig down four feet to get some of the stuff out, the tide will push up more crap underground. To fix this correctly they need to remove it ALL, not feed it to you.
CTM

Southbury, CT

#3 Sep 8, 2013
Really? No thoughts on people getting fed landfill poisoned food?
CTM

Southbury, CT

#4 Oct 13, 2013
Still no comment? How much mercury do you want with that salad?

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#5 Oct 14, 2013
CTM wrote:
Still no comment? How much mercury do you want with that salad?
That's what bridgeport democrats are supposed to do- provide a horrible environment to poor people. What did I miss?

“Connecticut Tippy”

Since: Feb 10

Bridgeport, Connecticut

#7 Oct 15, 2013
And receive pay off money.
CTM

Southbury, CT

#8 Oct 16, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what bridgeport democrats are supposed to do- provide a horrible environment to poor people. What did I miss?
..........The story above is from Finchs' weekly e-mail telling everyone what a great job he's doing,(puke). So the same landfills that the EPA guys walk around testing while wearing haz-mat suits will be growing food for you, at a profit for them. It's cheaper to feed you poison than to clean it up, that's the plan.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#9 Oct 16, 2013
CTM wrote:
<quoted text>..........The story above is from Finchs' weekly e-mail telling everyone what a great job he's doing,(puke). So the same landfills that the EPA guys walk around testing while wearing haz-mat suits will be growing food for you, at a profit for them. It's cheaper to feed you poison than to clean it up, that's the plan.
Yeah, I'm ok with brown fields being remedied and used for light industry, but growing produce? But they probably have raised beds of imported soil.

“Connecticut Tippy”

Since: Feb 10

Bridgeport, Connecticut

#10 Oct 16, 2013
More proof of Corruption in Bridgeport.
CTM

Southbury, CT

#11 Oct 21, 2013
Now you can get matching poison fish from the Pequonneck! After all, where are they going to get willing human test subjects to do cancer research on?

Since: Aug 10

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#12 Oct 21, 2013
I recommend the members of Congress and their staff and the president and vice-president.

Since: Aug 10

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#13 Oct 21, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what bridgeport democrats are supposed to do- provide a horrible environment to poor people. What did I miss?
Yours brains, keep looking and you may find them.
CTM

Southbury, CT

#14 Oct 25, 2013


Mayor Bill Finch speaks during a press conference to announce the new green energy park which will be constructed on the former municipal landfill site, which can be seen from Captain's Cove -- the location of Thursday's announcement.



The City’s former municipal landfill site will be the future home of a new green energy park, generating clean and renewable energy for the residents and businesses of Bridgeport. Using the landfill as a backdrop, Mayor Bill Finch, State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty, and Anthony Marone, United Illuminating (UIL) Senior Vice President of Customer and Business Services unveiled the collaborative public/private effort which will result in the installation of solar panels and a fuel cell at the long-ago closed landfill site.

Creating a green energy park on the former landfill site is one of the initiatives laid out in BGreen 2020, Mayor Finch’s sustainability plan for the City to create jobs, save taxpayers money and fight climate change. This 50-acre renewable energy park, which has the potential to house solar, fuel cells and wind installations, will cut down the City’s dependence on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are working diligently with public and private partners to transform Bridgeport into a green city, focused on job creation and climate change. Converting a former landfill site into a green energy park that will generate clean, renewable energy for our city is emblematic of our BGreen efforts,” said Mayor Finch.“Thank you to United Illuminating, Governor Malloy and Commissioner Esty for their efforts in helping us create this new green energy park.”

The green energy park is a result of a public/private partnership between the City of Bridgeport and the United Illuminating Company

..........Look, another way to leave all the poison in the ground and look like a good guy doing it! Please tell me about the asthma rate and how many nosebleeds does everyone in these areas experience? These are the sites that Blumenthal swore to clean up when he was first elected Attornet General, instead he dismissed these and many other suits and started writing waivers to allow toxic dumping. Wake up!! They are still lying to you!

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