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Entries from November 20th, 2017

Moore, Gomes Back Referendum Question To Fund Libraries

October 31st, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

In 2009 city voters, against the wishes of the political establishment, voted to levy one mil to fund city libraries, an initiative pushed by the city’s Library Board. The referendum question passed 2683 to 1455. Library supporters declare that the 2015 revaluation dropped the value of 1 mil that now requires 1.3 mils to finance […]

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Amphitheater Proposal Music To Ears At City Council Public Hearing

October 31st, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Vendors, suppliers and regional businesses Monday night at a City Council public hearing voiced support to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a warm-weather, $15 million, 6,000-seat concert amphitheater managed by Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan.

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Legislators Applaud Downtown Thermal Heating Loop

October 31st, 2017 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city’s legislative delegation: The bipartisan $41.3 billion state budget passed by the Connecticut General Assembly last week has moved the city of Bridgeport closer to becoming a recognized national leader in renewable energy. Budget implementer legislation–resulting from significant time and effort by Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s office and administration, the Bridgeport delegation […]

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Phew! Malloy Signs Budget

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Hey, Connecticut has a budget … four months late. From Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law the bipartisan budget agreement reached by members of the General Assembly, highlighting important reforms for strengthening Hartford and other cities, fully-funded state pensions, and other key initiatives championed by his administration. The Governor line-item vetoed […]

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Conversation On Casinos

October 31st, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

News release: Bridgeport Generation Now and Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats invite the Bridgeport community to a Community Conversation On Casinos on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Bridgeport Library at 925 Broad Street. This event marks the first impartial public gathering to hear citizens’ voices, ideas, and concerns.

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Puerto Rico Relief Center

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

News release: November 1, 2017 Career Resources, Inc. in collaboration with the American Job Center, The WorkPlace, and Department of Labor, have partnered to officially open the Puerto Rico Relief Center. This initiative is designed to help families transition from Puerto Rico to the Bridgeport Community. The center will provide employment assistance, referrals for housing, […]

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Manafort Charged In Special Counsel Investigation

October 30th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

And now it starts. Paul Manafort, with deep roots in Connecticut, was charged Monday morning. Read indictment here. From The New York Times: Paul Manafort and his former business associate were indicted on Monday on money laundering, tax and foreign lobbying charges, a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over […]

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Will Malloy Sign Budget?

October 29th, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

From Susan Haigh, Associated Press: (Governor Dan) Malloy has until Wednesday to sign or veto the budget. If he does ultimately sign it into law, the bare-bones executive order the governor has used to approve limited spending without a state budget will be scrapped. Delayed state payments to cities and towns are expected to immediately start […]

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