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Stafstrom, Moore On Opposite Sides Of Town Committee Fight

February 19th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

Two weeks from key Democratic Town Committee district primary battles, two members of Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation are stepping up for their respective party supporters on opposite sides in the Black Rock/West End 130th District. State Rep. Steve Stafstrom is backing the incumbent slate of activists while State Senator Marilyn Moore supports a mix of veteran and newcomer insurgents. [Read more →]

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If Casino Approved, Application Centers In Bridgeport

February 19th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

Rendering of MGM Bridgeport.

Rendering of MGM Bridgeport.

If MGM Resorts wins the rights to build a waterfront casino in Bridgeport, it will establish a work force training center in New Haven as part of its plan to extend the economic impact of its proposal in Connecticut. A question has surfaced about the application logistics, if the state legislature approves a casino process that leads to MGM’s selection. OIB reached out to Uri Clinton, senior vice president and legal counsel for MGM Resorts International. Here’s his response:

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MGM Rallies City Residents In Waterfront Gaming Push

February 19th, 2018 · 42 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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Hanks Thanks Contributors

February 19th, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Shante`Hanks, former staffer for Congressman Jim Himes, appears well on her way to qualifying for public financing in her quest to unseat incumbent State Rep. Charlie Stallworth in an August Democratic primary. Her campaign kicked out a news release praising her quick fundraising work. Party endorsements will take place in May. Shortly after that the State Elections Enforcement Commission will parcel out public grants. Stallworth two years ago fended off school board member Maria Pereira in a close primary. [Read more →]

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OIB Poll: Will Congress And Trump Do Something?

February 18th, 2018 · 11 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 · 19 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 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From The New York Times

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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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