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Stuff Your Bird With Election Stats

November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

While digesting your turkey, feel free to check out the final certified results from the November 4 general election by town here. Also the constitutional amendment question about early voting that was supported by a majority of city voters, but defeated statewide, here.
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Joe Haines Never Tasted Skunk, Pepe Le Pew Is Safe

November 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport

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Legendary Joe Haines holding baby geese he had chased down and caught just for fun and then let them go. Photo by James Prosek.

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without OIB’s annual salute to Connecticut’s wilderness warrior, Bridgeport native, Joe Haines who’s eaten just about everything that cannot eat him. There’s even a recipe for squirrel cacciatore. Grab multiple eggnogs and check it out.

Once Muriel Haines’ five friends inhaled the aromas coming from the kitchen, her husband Joe had them practically eating out of his hands. The white wine bubbling in the stovetop pan with the falling-off-the-bones meat sweetened their nostrils beyond their ability to resist.
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Local Clergy: Ferguson Decision ‘Evil, Sinister, Inhumane Disregard For Life’

November 26th, 2014 · 34 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Led by State Rep. Charlie Stallworth who also serves as president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and pastor of the East End Tabernacle Baptist Church, city clergy leaders Tuesday condemned a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, adding … “we will not cease, give up, crumble under pressure or sell out in our efforts to continue calling upon the current city administration and any future administration to make sure the Bridgeport Police Department is a reflection of our community, which will at least ensure that law enforcement officers are sensitive, unafraid and have a vested interest in the community they serve.”
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City Poises High Tech Storm Technology

November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

A new “virtual” Emergency Operations system, iPads and GoPro technology are in place as the city prepares for the season’s first snowfall.
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Gaudett: Careful Warming Up Your Car

November 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Police Chief Joe Gaudett says it takes a few minutes to warm up your car, a fraction of that for a thief to steal it.

“Old habits die hard,” Gaudett says. “And as the mercury drops, we see an increase in cars being stolen with keys as people warm up their vehicles in the morning.”
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Big Fish–Business Community Reels In Bass Pro Founder For Annual Dinner

November 25th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

McMurray, Finch, Houston, Dance, Morris

Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris, far right, joined Mayor Bill Finch and legendary outdoorsmen Jimmy Houston and Bill Dance at the official announcement in July of 2012. At left is 2010 Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray.

Skeptics have been waiting for concrete proof Bass Pro Shops is happening. The concrete has started. As trucks have begun to pour concrete footings for construction of Bass Pro on the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area, the mega outdoor retailer’s founder and chief executive Johnny Morris will be in Bridgeport December 11 as the featured speaker at the annual dinner of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council at the Downtown Holiday Inn.
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Menu Item? Downtown Turkey Wilhelmina Whacked

November 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · News and Events

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Someone’s turkey day dinner? CT Post photo.

Turkeys rarely die of natural causes and in this Thanksgiving week we mourn the death of the legendary Downtown gobbler. From Mike Mayko, CT Post:

She often liked to wander down to McLevy Green and the City Hall annex where the mayor and city attorneys work, striding along on her skinny legs, her head bobbing, her wattles waving, one eye on oncoming pedestrians, the other on the sidewalk searching for tasty treats.

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