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City Vote Key For Malloy Second Term

October 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In the closing days of a campaign you seek every advantage you can get. President Obama is scheduled to visit Bridgeport two days before the November 4 general election, in a reprise of 2010 at a location to be named, and wife Michelle will make a stop in New Haven next week for maybe a slice of pizza paradise, all on behalf of courting votes for Governor Dan Malloy in critical urban areas. Bridgeport has some pretty good pie too. And if you need a little topping on San Marzano tomatoes how about a few absentee ballots to touch the political pleasure center of vote banking? Mangia!
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In Closing Days, Foley Bails On Debate

October 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and petitioning candidate Joseph Visconti squared off in a debate Thursday night, but one of the issues was the person who was not there–Republican Tom Foley.

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‘Big Brother’ Concern, Parents Criticize School Visit Background Checks

October 23rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events

The computerized security proposal to conduct instant background checks on school visitors was heavily criticized at a forum Wednesday night aided by an opinion from David McGuire, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.
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The Search For Bagley’s Replacement, GOP Urges Selection Of Steve Best For School Board

October 23rd, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre from Education Bridgeport has update on Bagley replacement protocol here

John Bagley’s resignation from the Board of Education last week has members of the school board in search of a replacement. Bridgeport’s Republican Party is recommending Steve Best who came up short in an effort to win one of the three minority party spots on the board last November.
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Pelto One Of Several Write-In Candidates For Governor

October 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Gun-rights activist Joseph Visconti has qualified for the ballot as a petitioning candidate for governor, possibly siphoning votes from Republican nominee Tom Foley tucked in a close battle with Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy. Malloy blog critic Jonathan Pelto failed in his quest to secure signatures for ballot qualification. But Pelto, along with a few others, can accumulate votes as a write-in candidate for governor. Write-in candidates do not appear on the ballot, but voting machines are programmed to accept names registered with the Connecticut Secretary of the State. Read more from SOTS chief Denise Merrill:
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Mr. Barnum’s Circus (No, Not The City Council) Is In Town

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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The late great writer James G. Clark said, “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” Gee, how’d he come to that conclusion! Mr. Barnum’s circus will thrill throughout this weekend at the Webster Bank Arena.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!℠, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!
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Guber Debate Party At Bijou

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

AARP Connecticut is inviting the public to attend a Gubernatorial Debate Watching Party tonight (Thursday), beginning at 5:45 p.m. at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. Advance registration is required by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

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