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Entries from April 24th, 2017

Kohut: Bridgeport’s Survival = Casino, Get On The Bus To Hartford

March 2nd, 2017 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut, 2011 mayoral candidate, has experienced a change of heart. Once opposed to a casino for the city, he writes, “There is real hope for Bridgeport in casino development. Let’s go for it! When do the buses leave for Hartford?”

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Against The Odds, Rosario And Santiago Push For Bridgeport Casino

March 2nd, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Proponents of casino expansion in Bridgeport–irrespective of Connecticut’s two tribal nations joining forces for a third state casino in East Windsor to protect their interests from MGM Resorts International’s Springfield, Massachusetts enterprise–are not giving up, according to Bridgeport State Rep. Chris Rosario who says a bill to open up the gaming process will be heard […]

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Did Jeff Sessions Lie To Congress?

March 2nd, 2017 · 56 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hmmm, U.S. Senator Al Franken, interrogating Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the above video, bears a resemblance to OIB contributor John Marshall Lee. Did Sessions lie about his Russian contacts? Time will tell.

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Ganim: State Must Invest In Urban Schools

March 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In written testimony submitted Tuesday to the state legislature’s Education Committee, Mayor Joe Ganim declares “I must tell each of you that for a city like Bridgeport that has suffered decades of massive under-funding of our public schools to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, sitting in that courtroom last September and listening […]

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Municipal ID Cards Delayed

March 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration has found a new reason to delay issuing municipal identity cards to undocumented immigrants and others who call Connecticut’s largest city home. President Donald J. Trump.

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Downtown Music Mash

March 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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