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MGM Rallies City Residents In Waterfront Gaming Push

February 18th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

MGM mailer

MGM mailer

For a company cynics assert is just here for show, MGM Resorts is spending mightily to build public support for a proposed $675 million waterfront resort for the East End, a neighborhood in need of an economic jolt. An MGM mail piece hit city mail boxes during the week as various casino constituencies slot positioning in the current session of the General Assembly that must approve any casino expansion for Connecticut.
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OIB Poll: Will Congress And Trump Do Something?

February 18th, 2018 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In light of the latest Florida shootings, will any meaningful action come from Congress and Donald Trump to curtail gun violence?

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‘If It Was A Muslim Or Mexican Doing The Shooting How Many New Laws To Stop The Madness? But Since It’s Almost Always A White Kid Nothing We Can Do’

February 17th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events

Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen shares his take on the Florida mass shooting. See video above. “Another high school shooting yesterday. This was in Florida. 17 dead the last report I saw and everybody sends their thoughts and prayers again because that works so well. This is the 18th high school shooting in America this year and we have ten and a half months to go.”
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Life With Bots And Trolls

February 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

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State Bond Commission Approves $1 Million For New East End Library

February 16th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Library, News and Events

News release from State Rep. Andre Baker:

The Connecticut State Bond Commission awarded the Bridgeport Public Library a $1 million grant for the construction of a new, larger Newfield branch library.

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‘Angry Prophet Of Mass Shootings’

February 16th, 2018 · 49 Comments · News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror:

Over the more than five years since Sandy Hook, the governor of Connecticut has acted as the Cassandra of gun control, the angry prophet destined to be ignored, at least in the ranks of the NRA and Congress. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first warned America two days after 26 children and staff died in Sandy Hook School that mass shootings were coming to your schools, your children.

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Wheels Turn In Casino Positioning

February 15th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A public hearing regarding a request for proposals for a commercial gaming facility is scheduled for March 8 in Hartford as the plot thickens for an open casino process driven by MGM Resorts that proposes a $675 million waterfront casino in the city and pushback from the state’s two tribal nations that enjoy a gaming monopoly in the state in exchange for sharing 25 percent of the slot take.
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Mattei: GOP Congress In Corrupt Exchange With Gun Industry

February 15th, 2018 · 21 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Statement from Chris Mattei, Democratic candidate for Connecticut Attorney General:

Yesterday, 17 children were killed when large bullets ripped through their bodies. 17 families were shattered. The Parkland community was devastated. Our country was hurled into yet another well of grief. And, in Connecticut, we were visited again by the trauma of Sandy Hook and the babies and educators we lost.

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