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Black Rock Pedestrian Bridge To Metro Train Station Advances

November 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Council, Development and Zoning

Governor Malloy, left, State Rep. Auden Grogins and city development chief David Kooris on walking tour of Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock

Governor Malloy, left, State Rep. Auden Grogins and city development chief David Kooris on walking tour of Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock in September.

State Rep. Auden Grogins’ advocacy for construction of a pedestrian bridge across Ash Creek in Black Rock to access the Fairfield Metro train station in close proximity to the neighborhood has moved a step closer. Monday night approval of a grant application to the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation Capitol Improvement Program will be referred to the City Council’s Public Safety and Transportation Committee. [Read more →]

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Remembering Officer DiJoseph

November 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Officer Gerald DiJoseph was fatally shot 34 years ago during a traffic stop at 65 James St. The Bridgeport Police Department will honor him and his family today. A patrol car stationed at 65 James St. will sound its siren at 5:15 p.m., the time when Officer DiJoseph was shot. The entire department will conduct a moment of silence on the police radio in his memory. Click here for Officer DiJoseph’s page on the Officer Down site: http://bit.ly/1y0MRs1.

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Halstead Urges Neighborhood Support To Save Community Gardens

November 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

City Councilman Bob Halstead, a relentless advocate on behalf of community gardens, is trying to build public support at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers to counter what he says is an assault on community gardens in the South End. [Read more →]

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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 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

Joe Haines

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 · 37 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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