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Entries from September 17th, 2017

I Am Mike, Hear Me Roer–Downtown Bookstore Loaded With Stuff

August 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning

Author, entrepreneur, historian and collector, Mike Roer says his Academy Books and Records retail store Downtown is like the “hobby that got out of control.” Books? He has them. You like vinyl? Loads. Old magazines? Yup.

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Lembo Exits Race For Governor, Seeks Reelection As Comptroller

August 31st, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Hartford Courant: With (Kevin) Lembo exiting the race, attention turned to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who has yet to announce her re-election plans. Lembo had said on multiple occasions that he would bow out of the race if Wyman chose to enter.

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The Plague Of Absentee Ballots, Reforming The Democratic Town Committee

August 31st, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The social action group Bridgeport Generation Now, in advance of its City Council candidate forum Wednesday at the Bijou Theater, shares its latest research and policy recommendations focused on democratic empowerment. What could that be? Reforming absentee ballot process and the Democratic Town Committee.

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Lopez To School Board: Don’t Micromanage Superintendent’s Work

August 30th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Monday night’s Board of Education agenda, the first of the new school year, included this item: “Possible action on superintendent and all other appropriate Bridgeport Public School District employees to execute all grant application documents and all other paperwork and correspondence necessary for the District to partner with the City of Bridgeport’s Lighthouse Program in its […]

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Public Hearing For Downtown Theater Redevelopment

August 29th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A City Council public hearing will take place Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. in Geraldine Johnson School auditorium, 475 Lexington Avenue, regarding a Land Development Agreement between the city and Exact Capital’s proposed restoration of two Downtown theaters as well as construction on adjacent properties featuring more than 800 units of housing. The legislative […]

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Primaries Two Weeks Away, But A Backup Plan For A Few City Council Candidates

August 29th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks left to settle nine Democratic primaries in 10 City Council districts. What have you heard from the candidates? In a couple of districts, however, challengers will have another crack at it if things don’t go their way on September 12.

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Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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City Council Forum At Bijou Theater

August 29th, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Bridgeport Generation Now: Did you know that 2017 is an election year in Bridgeport? All 20 seats on City Council–2 seats per 10 voting districts–are up for re-election! Bridgeport Generation Now, I Luv Bridgeport, Make the Road CT, Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut and partners are hosting a City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, September 6th […]

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