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Did You Tag Sale At Mayor’s House?

September 1st, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events


Mayor Finch, sitting on porch, holds down fort for Saturday yard sale. Contributed photo.

Labor Day weekend is a time for chillin’ and grillin’, biking and hiking, tanning and fanning. And oh yes, tag saleing. Mayor Bill Finch hosted a lawn sale at his Crown Street home on Saturday. Was hizzoner a tough negotiator on the goods?
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‘U Drive U Text U Pay’

September 1st, 2014 · 3 Comments · Cops

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman:

The Bridgeport Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell phones while driving. The crackdown will run from Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 through Wednesday, Sept. 24. [Read more →]

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Budget Updates, Airport Improvement Program On City Council Agenda

August 30th, 2014 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council

The Bridgeport City Council will be back in action on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to act on a Budget and Appropriations Committee report regarding a “Resolution to establish Regular Budget Updates from City Departments as a standing agenda item for the regular monthly meetings of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee.”
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Pete Rose Returns To Manage ‘Fish On Ken Shepard Day

August 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from the Bridgeport Bluefish:

Pete Rose will return as manager of the Bluefish for “Ken Shepard Day” on Sunday, September 14th. Rose previously managed Bridgeport this season for one game on Monday, June 16th, leading the ‘Fish to a 2-0 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers.

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It’s Official: Pelto Poops Out For November Ballot

August 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a fierce critic of Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies threatening to poach votes from the incumbent, was notified on Friday by state elections officials he did not secure enough signatures from qualified electors to make the November ballot. He needed 7,500. He received 4,318. Several Bridgeport residents had secured signatures on Pelto’s behalf.
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Bridgeport Schools Receive Grade D From ConnCAN Education Group

August 29th, 2014 · 52 Comments · Education, News and Events

The education advocacy group ConnCAN has issued a report card on the success and failure of Connecticut schools with the education district in Bridgeport receiving “a “D” for elementary, middle, and high school performance.”
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Pizza Promotes Smoke Detectors

August 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Finch and firefighters

Mayor Bill Finch is joined by city firefighters and a family to promote smoke detector safety.

Story by Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman:

Jennifer Ramos and her son Michael heard the sirens blaring as the fire truck pulled up in front of her house on Anson Street. Then the firefighters arrived at her door. And the fire chief. And the mayor.

“All I could think was, ‘What the heck?’”

Then came an offer she couldn’t refuse: Let us install free smoke detectors in your home and your pizza will be free.

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