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Changing Dynamic Of State Senate Race — Hare Chasing Gomes, Moales, DeJesus

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The personal issues confronting Ricky DeJesus, the Democratic endorsed candidate for the February 24 special election, has transformed the course of the State Senate race. Some political operatives are rethinking their support of Dejesus. Where do they land? Or do they stick with DeJesus without enthusiasm for the task? [Read more →]

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Bucks For Bridgeport

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

News release from city’s State House delegation:

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DeJesus Child Support Issues Go Back Many Years, Some Supporters Pull Away From Endorsed Candidate

January 30th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Several delegates to the state Democratic Party convention say privately to OIB had they known then what they know now Ed Gomes would have received their support, instead of Richard DeJesus for State Senate. More from Brian Lockhart, CT Post:

“The defendant has refused or neglected to support the children as provided by law,” wrote the state Department of Social Services in one memorandum dated June 6, 2006.

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Would An Employee Of Macy’s Be Allowed To Serve On The Board Of Lord & Taylor?

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post, the leader of the District Parent Advisory Council Tammy Boyle shares a pointed perspective about conflicts impacting the parent group.

As president of the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) of the Bridgeport Public Schools, I felt compelled to respond to the letter entitled “Bridgeport Parents Pushed Out” submitted by Cecile Lobo. [Read more →]

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Bijou Named Beautiful Cinema

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport

Bijou Theatre Downtown

Bijou Theatre Downtown

If you’ve never been please check out the Bijou Theatre on Fairfield Avenue Downtown. It’s a gem. It has been named one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world.

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“Ricky Nothing But Great To Me And Our Kids”

January 29th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re a candidate embroiled in public chaos, as is the case with State Senate hopeful Richard DeJesus, it can be good to recruit a perceived victim to step up on your behalf to explain things away. OIB has received such an email claiming to be the ex-wife of City Councilman DeJesus who had promised a written statement in response to a strong paper trail of court records showing he was forced to resolve back child support in 2014. In lieu of that comes this crafted statement from Rosa Roque who petitioned the court to order $35,700 in back child support. The statement follows:
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Violent Crime Drop In City

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post:

“We’re successfully cracking down on crime, but we still have work to do,” Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett said in a statement. “I attribute the 20 percent drop in violence in 2013 to a lot of hard work in the police department and community, working together in efforts like Project Longevity and the mayor’s Gun Buyback program to make Bridgeport even safer. We have made a lot of progress and Bridgeport is safer than it has been in decades.”

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