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Malloy, Hennessy Examine Flooding Concerns In North End

October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Hennessy, Malloy, Lasky

State Rep. Jack Hennessy, Governor Malloy and North End resident Larry Lasky discuss flooding issues. Photo by David Vita.

Kicking up his visibility in Bridgeport in a tight reelection fight, Governor Dan Malloy on Tuesday was joined by Mayor Bill Finch and several other city and state officials for a tour of flood-prone areas in the North End impacted by the rain-swollen Ox Brook, a tributary of the Rooster River, which has caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage to homes and basements throughout the years. This was Malloy’s fourth visit to the city in a week as he seeks a second four-year term next month against Republican Tom Foley.
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Speedy Gonzalez Urges Support Of Peace And Progress Line

October 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in this commentary:
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New Police Class To Replenish Losses, City Struggles With Law Enforcement Strength

October 1st, 2014 · 17 Comments · Cops, News and Events

Suffering the lowest staffing levels in decades, the Bridgeport Police Department will welcome 17 new police recruits on Thursday during a graduation ceremony at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue.
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Malloy-Foley Address Economy, Wealth, Guns And Pot

September 30th, 2014 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Malloy-Foley debate

Malloy and Foley square off Tuesday night. Hartford Courant photo.

Gubernatorial debate coverage starting with CT Post:

Deflecting criticism over his stewardship of Connecticut’s lethargic economy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy played the wealth card Tuesday night against hard-charging Republican challenger Tom Foley in their second televised debate.

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Bawking For Attention On Campaign Trail, Malloy-Foley Battle

September 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Tom Foley is chicken

Feathers fly in guber race.

Five weeks until Election Day and Dems are giving Republican Tom Foley no slack in the battle of press releases, rhetoric, charges and allegations. Both sides are spending heavily on that front on the airwaves. And each side is loading up protesters at various events including the National Rifle Association scoping out potential campaign stops in opposition to Governor Dan Malloy. The Dems Tuesday morning protested the wealthy Foley’s tax returns.
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‘Principled, Transparent, Ethical’–Can You Name Someone?

September 30th, 2014 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

On Monday, former Board of Education member Maria Pereira wrote in an OIB comment, “Unfortunately, there are so few Bridgeport politicians who are principled, transparent and ethical.” If that’s the case, why is it the case? And does Bridgeport own a monopoly on dubious decision making? If you start preening pols who are “principled, transparent and ethical,” couldn’t they be picked apart for this decision or that?
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Finch Applauds Solar Parks For Hartford, Bridgeport

September 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

On Tuesday (today), Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra for a tour of Hartford’s recently launched solar-on-a-landfill project. The tour comes on the day of Connecticut’s Siting Council holding its final hearing on Bridgeport’s effort to put 9,000 solar panels and a fuel cell on an old landfill in the state’s largest city.

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