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Entries from November 20th, 2017

No Budget, Malloy Promises ‘Painful’ Cuts

June 30th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

For the state budget year starting July 1 there is no budget. Budget talks have fizzled. All this impacts cities and towns in some fashion for their respective budget years starting July 1.

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‘Bridgeport’s Newest Ethics Commissioner, One Wild And Crazy Guy’–McCarthy: Get Lost

June 29th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Ethics commissioner “Doctor” Noel Kayo’s story is getting better every day. Pinched for allegedly patronizing a prostitute, or what police say he thought was a prostitute, the “doctor” who’s not licensed to practice in Connecticut could easily be clubbing with Steve Martin. Now here’s a novel idea, how about the Ethics Commission meeting at city clubs? […]

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Lights On For Lighthouse Program

June 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Facing a Friday deadline, the school board reversed itself Wednesday with Annette Segarra-Negron casting the deciding 5-4 vote, rescuing the city’s Lighthouse after-school and summer program from the demand of a $500,000 rental fee for use of Board of Education buildings.

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Pereira Decries Votes, Don’t Vote For Major Party School Board Candidates in November

June 29th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

School board member Maria Pereira, lamenting the 5-4 Lighthouse Program vote, dresses down the members who voted in favor, in this commentary. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, will be remembered as a day that will live in infamy for the Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE), the Bridgeport Public Schools (BPS) and our over 21,199 students. On […]

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Ehrlichiosis Sucks! Bitten By A Lone Star Tick

June 29th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

I’ve been bitten by a few politicians. I’ve been bitten by a Lone Star Tick. I prefer political jaws. This little bugger packs a load of trouble: fevers, headaches, chills, nausea, vomiting, confusion. (I’m not confused enough, right?) “You got the one you don’t want to get,” said my physician, as tick bites go, Wednesday […]

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Opposition Prevails, O&G Abandons Move Of Rock Crushing Plant To West End

June 29th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following community opposition, O&G Industries has ended efforts to move its asphalt and concrete processing center to the West End, according to Vice Chairman Raymond Oneglia who writes in a letter, “Given Bridgeport’s resistance to moving the facility, O&G has decided to abandon efforts to relocate the facility to Bridgeport’s Eco-Park.”

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Bridgeport Songwriter Gary DeCarlo

June 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Two kids from Bridgeport Paul Leka and Gary DeCarlo wrote an anthem that took on a life of its own. Paul Leka passed away in 2011. His former bandmate Gary DeCarlo left us this week. This song leaves an indelible mark.

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For Former Offenders, A New Job Opportunity

June 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

On a day the city announced the Mayor’s Initiative on Re-Entry Affairs was praised by the United States Conference of Mayors, a jobs fair organized by former State Senator Ernie Newton on behalf of his employer Career Resources at the Margaret Morton Government Center attracted a steady stream of former offenders seeking a second chance […]

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