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Black Rock, A Little Giant Vote

July 31st, 2015 · No Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement

Black Rock voters are active, informed and choosy about candidates for public office. The Black Rock School voting precinct has roughly 1,500 registered Democrats, below the registration average of city polling districts, with also the highest number of registered Republicans in a GOP-challenged community. The Democratic registration may be small, but it is mighty in turnout. It could eclipse 50 percent of the vote in the September 16 primary. The other night a public safety forum took place in the neighborhood. [Read more →]

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Mario Testa’s ‘Respect’ Thing–Ponders Ganim, Finch, Foster, Fabrizi

July 30th, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa that he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was in a mood the evening of July 21 as he was gearing up for a trip to Italy pondering how hard he’ll pound the pavement, in lieu of his tasty veal, for Ganim upon his return. He reminisced about the old days with Ganim. Why no love for the current mayor? “He shows no respect,” said the town chairman that evening. Finch political operatives counter that respect is a two-way street.
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Vibes Celebrates 20 Years

July 30th, 2015 · 11 Comments · News and Events

Vibes Seaside 2010

Hippie fest returns. Photo courtesy of Morgan Kaolian.

Gathering of the Vibes weekend is here. For details, here.

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Fish For Career At Bass Pro Jobs Fair

July 30th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bass Pro jobs fair

Bass Pro Shops will conduct a jobs fair August 17-19 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue.

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Moore: Foster Will Clean Up Political Quicksand Choking City

July 30th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Gomes, Moore, Foster, Day

Mary-Jane Foster joined from left Senators Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore at Foster mayoral announcement. At right, retired city firefighter Donald Day.

Asserting Mary-Jane Foster “will clean up the political quicksand that chokes and prevents this city from redeveloping into what it could be,” freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore on Thursday reaffirmed her endorsement of Mary-Jane Foster for mayor, in a news release issued by the Foster campaign.
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Joemanship–Ganim Asks Malloy For State Police Support

July 29th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Kicking up the campaign rhetoric one day after Governor Dan Malloy endorsed Bill Finch for another term, former Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the governor to authorize state troopers  to supplement city police officers following an increase in gun violence. State Police stepped up when Ganim was mayor in the 1990s after a spike in violence. Troop G Barracks is located Downtown.
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Gomes Endorses Foster, Stallworth Backs Ganim

July 29th, 2015 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two members of Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation reaffirmed their support for mayoral candidates, State Senator Ed Gomes for Mary-Jane Foster and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth for Joe Ganim. Both Gomes and Stallworth have a base of support in the African American-rich 135th District.
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Moms Urge State Police Support

July 29th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

state police protest

Mothers request state police support at Downtown barracks. CT Post photo.

Tuesday evening, following two weekend murders, mothers assembled in front of the Troop G Barracks Downtown urging State Police assistance to supplement city police ranks. Troop G was relocated from Westport to Bridgeport more than 20 years ago by then Governor Lowell Weicker in response to violent crime.
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