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Cecil Young Is Noisy, And That’s No Bull, Airs Out Lungs In Front Of FBI Office

August 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Community gadfly Cecil Young’s bullhorn is much a part of the fabric of Bridgeport as the coal burning South End smokestack. They both huff and puff and spew. Cecil’s blown out the ear drums of residents at all points in the city. Several years ago his bullhorn created such a racket in front of then Mayor Bill Finch’s house that he took a pinch. On Tuesday he launched his latest “injustice” jihad in front of 1000 Lafayette Boulevard Downtown where the FBI has a local office. He left behind the bullhorn but created plenty of amplification through a speaker. [Read more →]

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Watchdogs & Whistleblowers Welcome

August 23rd, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Budget, News and Events


It’s time to bark in the burg. Led by citizen financial watchdog John Marshall Lee, a forum for discussion, ideas and “barking points” has been launched at Watchdogs Bridgeport, a showcase for city issues. Lee says all fiscal hounds are welcome.
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Juggling Lower Crime Stats In The Face Of Violence

August 23rd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Opponent temptation on a purely political level justifies ridiculing Mayor Joe Ganim in light of the latest shootings, considering his campaign assault on Bill Finch a year ago following spikes in violent crime. There’s also a big difference. When violence occurred a year ago Finch was more interested in trotting out the latest crime stats than addressing the immediacy of the victims. African American voters, in particular, recoiled at the incumbent reciting lower crime info in an election year than showing concern on their behalf.
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Officials Address Media After Party Violence

August 22nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Excerpt of news conference regarding 13 people shot at a party, courtesy of Doing It Local. Police ask anyone with information to call the confidential hotline 203-576-TIPS (8477.)
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Court Challenge To Segarra School Board Appointment Looms

August 22nd, 2016 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Board of Education will conduct a regular meeting tonight (Monday) at 6:30 at Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue, and one item on the agenda is “Discussion and possible action on removal of mayoral BOE appointee,” a reference to Mayor Joe Ganim’s appointment of Annette Segarra to fill the vacancy of Dave Hennessey.
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Ambushed By Two Shooters, 13 Wounded At Illegal House Party

August 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

At least 13 people were shot early Sunday morning at an illegal house party where alcohol was sold at 19 Plymouth Street on the East Side, according to city police. As of Sunday afternoon no fatalities had been reported. Police believe two shooters were involved.
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O&G Relocation Battle Heats Up

August 21st, 2016 · 39 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

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O&G operation on Seaview Avenue. CT Post photo Ned Gerard.

The administration of former Mayor Bill Finch urged O&G to move its Seaview Avenue operation to the West End. Following pushback from neighborhood residents, Mayor Joe Ganim’s not supporting the move by his predecessor. Not yet, anyway. How will it shake out?
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Who Wants Pie In The Port? Head To Brewport

August 20th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events


Brewport right off Exit 27, I-95. Photo by CT Bites.

Have you checked out the new Brewport right off Exit 27 from I-95? It’s housed in an old newspaper distribution center not far from the ballpark and arena. What’s the secret to perfect pie? The water. And a tasty cold brew. And for you wine lovers they have that, too. And spirits. Gin! Now that’s our kinda place. Hmmm, could there be an OIB party in the future?
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