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Coates To Attend First Meeting As School Board Member

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In her first official meeting Monday as the newest member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates will hear an update about the rodent problem at Bassick High School, a discussion of the Special Education audit, an update about the parking issue at Roosevelt School and a concept plan for a Cal Ripken Park adjoining Columbus School.
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The Pie That Made Bridgeport Famous

November 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

Mary Witkowski

Mary Witkowski holds Frisbie Pie tin.

Fun story from Mary Witkowski, director of the Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library.

It was beat up. It looked like it had been in a fight. The years of scraping crust out of the bottom of the pie in order to get the last piece had scored lines into the metal. The many washings of the pie plate had made the once bright silver dull with age.

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Diner Celebrating Anniversary Of Little League Champs

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events

News release celebrating book on little league champs:

Famous 50s Diner, 472 Huntington Turnpike in Bridgeport, will host Shelton author and baseball fanatic, Chris Gallo, Sunday, Dec. 7th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a special 25th anniversary celebration of the 1989 Trumbull Little League champions along with all area little leaguers and their families. Gallo has also extended an invitation to members and coaches of the 1989 Little League champions.

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Anastasi To Provide Legal Tips To City Council, Torres: An Atrophied Branch Of Government

November 21st, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Mark Anastasi

If Anastasi says it’s so, mark it down. CT Post photo.

City Attorney Mark Anastasi’s filtering legal interpretations always intrigue. Monday at 6 p.m. the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee will meet in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall, inside the council chambers, for “An Informational session with City Attorney Mark Anastasi giving us a brief update on rules regarding the discussion and procedures of legal matters. Also the various types of cases pending and if we can arrange for the committee members to sit in back of court rooms when cases go before a judge.”
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Discovery Museum, Zoo Feel Malloy Budget Cuts

November 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events

To close a projected deficit of more than $50 million for the budget year that ends June 30, Governor Dan Malloy announced cuts on Thursday that impacted social services as well as tourism including the Discovery Museum and Beardsley Zoo. More from Ken Dixon, CT Post:
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‘Enough Is Enough’ Murphy Rips State Election Process, Urges Ballot Reform

November 20th, 2014 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, four years from his reelection, has issued a blistering attack on the state’s system for voting, highlighting breakdowns across the state, including the 2010 ballot shortage in Bridgeport, “denying Connecticut citizens the right to vote, and provide a rationalization for those that decided to stay home in the first place.”
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City Banking On Steelpointe Harbor Revenue

November 20th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Steelepointe Harbor site map

Aerial of Steelepointe Harbor site map.

How much moolah has the city received so far from the developer of Steelpointe Harbor to revitalize the East Side? About $1.2 million, according to City Communications Director Brett Broesder.
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