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Entries from July 22nd, 2014

Downtown Traffic, A Search For Gossip, And A $35 Parking Ticket

January 7th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning

Who says there’s no activity Downtown? In a quest to harass city employees Monday afternoon on Lyon Terrace, there were no spots in the City Hall parking lot. No meters available on Golden Hill, nothing on Congress Street. Parked on Elm Street, fed the meter, climbed the Broad Street steps, made the rounds, checked in […]

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The Legislative Session Starts–Will Bridgeport Pols Bring Home The Bacon?

January 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The city’s eight-member legislative delegation will receive the oath office on Wednesday including Andres Ayala as the new state senator for Connecticut’s 23rd District and his cousin Christina Ayala who’ll replace him as the state representative in the 128th State House District covering the East Side and Hollow. The session will last into June and […]

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Hovey Issues Apology For “Insensitive” Remarks About Gabby Giffords Newtown Visit

January 7th, 2013 · 12 Comments · News and Events

After telling shooting victim Gabby Giffords to stay out of Newton via her Facebook page following the ex-congresswoman’s private visit to Newtown, State Rep. DebraLee Hovey, who represents Newton and Monroe, issued a statement of apology Monday afternoon. Hovey had also posted on her Facebook page she was miffed for not receiving an invite to […]

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Campaign Workers At The Center Of Newton Case

January 7th, 2013 · 6 Comments · News and Events

Dan Tepfer of the CT Post provides the latest on Ernie Newton’s arrest. They were “Ernie’s Army,” campaign workers determined to carry Ernest Newton II into office as the next state senator for the city’s East Side and Stratford.

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Mayor’s Gun Buyback Program Returns 400 Weapons

January 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Cops, News and Events

 From Mayor Bill Finch: The largest gun buyback program in the City’s history continued on Saturday, January 5 with 97 weapons turned in and $10,925 in cash paid out. This was the fourth session held since the program opened on December 23. The public has turned in 394 weapons, including at least a dozen assault-type […]

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Will Ethics Training For City Employees Matter?

January 7th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The city’s Ethics Commission is a toothless tiger. It does relatively nothing. But now the city will require annual ethics training for city employees. Why now? Sometimes it’s best to maintain appearances. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines the question: The city will require annual ethics training within City Hall–a decade after Mayor Joseph P. […]

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DebraLee Hovey Needs Serious Therapy–Tells Gabby Giffords To Stay Out Of Newtown

January 7th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Republican State Rep. DebraLee Hovey, who has a history trashing Bridgeport even though it puts food on her table (her hubby is a city firefighter), has now taken to trashing Gabby Giffords because the shooting victim dared to show some compassion to Newtown. Hovey, who threw a hissy because she was not invited to meet […]

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