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 Friday September 21, 2018

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Marina Village Demolition Advances

September 20th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

Mayor Joe Ganim and Congressman Jim Himes were joined by other local officials and developers regarding demolition progress at Marina Village, a $200 million South End revitalization project led by Stamford-based JHM Group.

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Fight The Bite, Two Cases Of West Nile Virus Identified In City

September 20th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, Uncategorized

News release from Mayor’s Office:

With the summer season almost behind us, Mayor Ganim and Health Director Maritza Bond continue to urge Bridgeport residents to take caution and use preventative measures to reduce Zika and West Nile Virus.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced today that four human cases of West Nile Virus have been identified in Connecticut.  Two of the four WNV infected patients are from Bridgeport and had become ill in mid to late August. 

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Nardozzi Among 7 Finalists For Police Chief Position

September 19th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

James Nardozzi

James Nardozzi

He was brought in under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch, then drew the ire of the city’s police union when he cracked down on overtime that contributed to his departure after Joe Ganim regained the mayoralty. Now former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi finds himself among seven finalists for the top cop position currently held in an acting capacity by A.J. Perez.
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Councilwoman Martinez: Changes To WPCA Foreclosure Standards Coming Soon

September 19th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez provides background and an update on the collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority. “In regards to your WPCA article in OIB I will detail how this all started and the WPCA matter became an open topic in Bridgeport.”
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City Council Approves Newton’s Hire Local Ordinance

September 18th, 2018 · 45 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 17-2 vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night approved an ordinance submitted by East End councilor Ernie Newton that urges developers seeking City Council approval on projects to make Bridgeporters “twenty (20%) percent local resident hires and five (5%) percent ex-felon hires.” Councilors AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michael DeFilippo voted against the measure.
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OIB Truth Serum: Judge Kavanaugh Or Doctor Ford?

September 17th, 2018 · 31 Comments · National Politics, News and Events


Who's telling the truth, Brett Kavanaugh or his accuser Christine Blasey Ford?

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Lamont-Stefanowski Debate

September 17th, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

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A Charter School Trolls For Students To Fill Seats

September 17th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport leads the state in charter schools that operate independently of traditional education districts. The debate rages between charter school supporters who embrace more choices and opponents who declare they suck financial oxygen from local school budgets. One charter in Bridgeport stands to lose $11,250 for each seat unfilled by Oct. 1.
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