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Barack To Return November 2, Two Days Before Election

October 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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Barack back on November 2. Photo by Wayne Ratzenberger.

Four years ago Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport jammed the Webster Bank Arena three days before Election Day in support of Democratic candidates. He’s now scheduled to return November 2, two days before the election rescheduling his postponed visit to Central High School from last week, according to an advisory released by the Connecticut Democratic Party. Will it be Central, the arena, another venue? [Read more →]

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Moore Trots Out Endorsements

October 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · State Politics

Democratic candidate for State Senate Marilyn Moore today released a string of endorsements from educators, gun safety advocates, government watchdog groups as well as municipal and state employee organizations. Moore faces Republican Rick Costantini, a Trumbull town councilor, in the November 4 general election. Moore defeated three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a close August Democratic primary. [Read more →]

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Coyne Cleared Of Sexual Abuse Charges

October 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Cops

Patrick Coyne, who served as chief of staff to former Mayor Joe Ganim, has been acquitted by a jury of sexually abusing his stepdaughter many years ago. He had been charged in 2011. A state jury in New Haven found him not guilty Tuesday morning. [Read more →]

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Mo Cuts Radio Commercial For Malloy

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · National Politics, State Politics

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Two weeks left until Election Day in this tight gubernatorial contest between Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley. Gun-rights activist Joe Visconti will also be on the ballot as a petitioning candidate. The Malloy campaign has launched a radio commercial from Michelle Obama. Listen to spot here. Will Barrack return?

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School Parking At Roosevelt ‘Dark And Isolated’ For Teachers

October 21st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

With new school construction comes growing pains and one major pain, according to Roosevelt School teacher Ann Barney, is the parking situation for the South End school. She presented her concerns to the City Council Monday night.

I come before you tonight as a collective voice for the Roosevelt Family. I ask that you please listen to our concerns regarding the parking at the new Roosevelt School. There is NOT enough safe, secure parking. [Read more →]

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IRS Considers Call To Examine City Council Stipend Expenditures

October 20th, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

An official with the Internal Revenue Service has notified Black Rock resident Jennifer Buchanan, host of the Bridgeport Now cable access show, it is considering her request for the agency to examine taxpayer-financed stipend expenditures of City Council members she claims are not ordinary in the course of their duties such as “payment to cell phone providers, Cable TV, grocery stores, drug stores, hardware stores and many restaurants.”
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$33 Million In Public Financing For State Races, Is It Worth It?

October 20th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Okay, we’re seeing all kinds of spending records broken in this gubernatorial cycle, whether independent expenditures or from $33 million in Connecticut taxpayers funds. You’re paying for it in some fashion. Is it worth it? Hmmm, what Bridgeport could do with an extra $33 million. From Greg Hladky, Hartford Courant.

State officials said Monday that public campaign financing awards to candidates for 2014 will total more than $33 million–a record amount for Connecticut’s taxpayer-funded election system.

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