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Entries from October 17th, 2017

Thwarting The Opposition, Mario’s Signature Strategy

July 31st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

One of the pleasures–some would call it power–of serving as Democratic town chair is discretion to select the date of the party endorsement for respective candidates. “Selective” is a key word for Mario Testa who has a history of choosing a late endorsement date to handcuff potential pain-in-the ass opponents from securing petition signatures to […]

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Hall Neighborhood House Teams With UI To Cut Energy Costs

July 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release Running a non-profit community center out of a facility built nearly 60 years ago presents unique operational challenges, oftentimes equating to wasted resources. After years of excessively high energy bills, the historic Hall Neighborhood House on Bridgeport’s East Side has been able to cut approximately $15,000 in annual operational expenses by making energy […]

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Fire Closes Subway Sandwich Shop

July 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

A Monday morning fire that started in an outside trash can has closed the Subway sandwich shop Downtown. Video above courtesy of Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. The franchise owner suspects arson.

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Police Investigate Shootings, Five-Year-Old Wounded In Hand

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local. Just before 11pm Sunday night police began receiving a number of 911 calls for shots fired. Calls from Lorraine Street, Petrie Street, Maplewood Avenue and Colorado Avenue. Police first found a man shot in the head, laying in the street on Maplewood Avenue near Laurel Avenue. The man’s exact […]

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Endorsed Dems Could Have Lots Of Primary Company

July 31st, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If they secure 2,245 certified signatures from registered Democrats in Bridgeport, three petitioners will wage a September 12 primary for Board of Education against endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. JoAnn Kennedy and 138th Town Committee members Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea who are aligned with school board member Maria Pereira will […]

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Gaming Battle May Not Be Over

July 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The tribes are going ahead now with their $300 million East Windsor project along Interstate 91, about 17 miles south of Springfield. But the tribal leaders and lawmakers understand that MGM’s fight will go on in the courts and possibly the Bureau of Indian Affairs. “I believe going off the […]

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McCain Breaks From GOP, Healthcare Repeal Fails, Prior To Vote Murphy: Process ‘Nuclear Grade Bonkers’

July 28th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

With John McCain breaking ranks early Friday morning with two other Republicans, repeal of parts of the Affordable Care Act failed. Does this mean the Republicans seven-year crusade is toast? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it’s time to move on.

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City Petitions Zoners For Sale Approval Of Parcels For Proposed Downtown Theater Development

July 27th, 2017 · 37 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s development office has petitioned the Planning and Zoning Commission for the sale of 23 city properties including the multiple parcels associated with a proposed $400 million redevelopment of the shuttered and nostalgic Poli and Majestic theaters Downtown, according to a legal notice published Thursday in the Connecticut Post. The P&Z is scheduled to […]

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