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Entries from February 17th, 2018

Jepsen Joins Challenge Of Trump’s Immigration Order

February 6th, 2017 · 10 Comments · News and Events

From Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen: Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 15 other attorneys general in asking a federal appeals court to leave in place a temporary restraining order issued by the federal District Court in Seattle that has halted President Donald Trump’s executive order barring individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering […]

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Malloy Proposes New School Funding Formula To Aid Cities

February 6th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Local education advocates argue city schools suffer from lack of funding. Governor Dan Malloy asserts it’s time to do something about this, according to a news release he issued on Monday as he puts the final touches on his Wednesday budget proposal to the state legislature. Additional details about what this means financially for poorer […]

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Apply For Federal Grants

February 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Dalmarys Matos, Mayor’s Office: Mayor Joe Ganim announced today that the City of Bridgeport is now accepting applications for approximately $3,200,000 in entitlement funds from the US Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD). Organizations that provide programs and services to low or moderate income Bridgeport residents are encouraged to apply for the funds before the […]

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Council Meeting Features Sanctuary City Speakers, Ganim Weighs Trump’s Help (Paging Lowell Weicker)

February 6th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Three speakers are scheduled to address the City Council Monday night on the subject of Bridgeport’s prospects as a sanctuary city designation that would shelter undocumented immigrants from federal policies. A number of city councilors support it while Mayor Joe Ganim has not signed on, preferring to leverage his relationship with Donald Trump that he built […]

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International Institute To Host Unity Rally At Klein

February 6th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

From the International Institute: On Sunday, February 12th, 3 PM, The International Institute of Connecticut, Inc. (IICONN) alongside the Greater Bridgeport community will come together at the Klein Memorial Auditorium to honor and demonstrate our continued support for immigrants and refugees that have resettled here in Bridgeport.

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