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Entries from October 29th, 2014

What If Finch Left The Democratic Party? Dreaming Political Freedom

November 30th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full years left in his second […]

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Timpanelli Shares Keys To Creating Appealing Business Environment

November 30th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

What does it take to create an appealing business environment? Paul Timpanelli, president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, shares in an eblast to his 1000-member business organization his thoughts on the subject. First, let us assume that any business that considers setting up “shop” anywhere makes a decision primarily on the answer to the […]

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Newton: Remove Unfair Barriers For Offenders

November 29th, 2012 · 10 Comments · News and Events

From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror: Former state Sen. Ernie Newton was at the state Capitol complex to let people know just how difficult it is for convicted criminals to live a normal life after leaving jail–a problem he knows about first hand.

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Pot Luck–Finch To Zoning Commissioners: Don’t Roadblock Development

November 29th, 2012 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Expressing frustration with zoning commissioners whom he appoints, Mayor Bill Finch tells CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart it’s time zoners build bridges for job growth. Is the mayor communicating with commissioners he appoints? Story below: Mayor Bill Finch wants zoning commissioners to speed up economic growth and that includes approving a medical marijuana farm. “We’ve […]

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The Genius Work Of Photographer Jay Misencik On Display At Framemakers

November 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport

The work of legendary photographer Jay Misencik will be featured at Framemakers, 3004 Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock, starting with an opening reception Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. including a video of photos from the Downtown Palace and Majestic Theatres which have been shuttered for 40 years.

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Belting Beauties At Bijou

November 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Best of Bridgeport

Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. check out this holiday performance at the Bijou Theatre Downtown. The Bijou Theatre in association with Eli Newsom present an evening of holiday songs featuring three of Fairfield County’s most talented singers. Christy McIntosh, Jenifer Menedis and Maggie Pangrazio star in a cabaret as The Belting Beauties, and will belt […]

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Yikes! Cuts, Cuts And More Cuts–Malloy, State Bean Counters Announce Budget-closing Measures

November 28th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Social services, school-based health clinics and state universities were among the casualties of $170 million in cuts announced Wednesday by Governor Dannel Malloy to carve into a budget shortfall of more than $300 million. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is also among a long list of items facing cuts. Within the next day or so we should […]

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