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What’s In Your Crystal Ball?

December 31st, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education

Do you have a resolution? As we segue into 2013, what’s on the horizon for the state’s largest city?

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A Kidney, A Match, Two Lives–Val Sorrentino And Karen Silvernail, A Story Of Courage And Resilience

December 30th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

A new year, a new beginning, a new life. Think about the things that matter. Val Sorrentino and Karen Silvernail came together in 2012 so 2013 and beyond will endure for them, their families and anyone who wants to follow their example. Karen donated a kidney to her friend Val. They share the poignancy below […]

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Bridgeport 2012: Lost And Found

December 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee makes it his business to serve as the x-ray vision into city government. He reads, he reviews, he pokes, prods and asks. One thing’s for sure, General Lee makes politicians irritable in his quest for answers … some lost and some found, as he shares below: You get to a […]

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Gun Sales Rise In State

December 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

From Hearst Newspapers: Bridgeport, the state’s largest city, saw overall firearm sales triple to more than 1,200 this year, despite summertime marches against gun violence and a two-week-old gun buyback program. In Hartford, gun sales nearly doubled, jumping to 521 in 2012, from 215 in 2000. Read more: here.

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Political Lookback 2012: Christina Ayala’s Wild Election Ride

December 28th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Christina Ayala, part of a growing familial power base in the city that includes her mom Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala and cousin State Senator-elect Andres Ayala, certainly increased her name recognition around the state in 2012, but not in ways she had imagined.

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Two Arrested In Fatal Shooting

December 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Cops, News and Events

Bridgeport police have arrested two men for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Gary Gullap and wounding a second victim in August. Detectives had secured a murder warrant for Tysaaun Anderson, 18, last week. On Thursday, Sgt. Pasquale Feola spotted Anderson walking in the area of the Beardsley Terrace Apartments and arrested him, according to police spokesman […]

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Mayor Extends Gun Buyback Program

December 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Cops, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Last week, Mayor Bill Finch and Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. kicked off the largest gun buyback program in the City’s history. During the first day of the gun buyback program, Saturday, December 23, Bridgeport Police recovered 104 weapons, paying out a total of $13,400.

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