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Entries from December 12th, 2017

The ‘Cable Guy’ Chris Taylor Plugs In Board Of Education Seat

November 16th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

When Democrats Maria Pereira and Jessica Martinez bring passion to Board of Education meetings, Republican Chris Taylor will complement them with a lot of levity. The 2015 petitioning candidate for mayor was declared the winner Wednesday night following a recount with incumbent Howard Gardner who ran on the Working Families Party line. Taylor received 1,155 […]

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Wyman: Nope To Guber Run

November 16th, 2017 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Thursday she will not run for governor in 2018, ending months of personal contemplation and political calculation. Her decision deprives the Democratic Party of its highest-profile contender, while sparing it from a campaign that could have struggled to emerge from the shadow of an unpopular […]

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As He Returns To City Council, Newton’s Retrial Postponed

November 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The cufflinks glittered. The loafers were burgundy suede, accentuating his shirt and tie, the khaki trench coat, the matching hat and the white scarf.

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Martinez: Shatter Inequality In City Schools

November 16th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

In a commentary that also appears in Education Connecticut, newly elected Board of Education member Jessica Martinez shares why she ran and what she hopes to accomplish. Today, I am extremely honored to announce that I have been elected to the Bridgeport Board of Education. I am eager for the opportunity to represent all parents and […]

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Vincent Named New Downtown Special Services President

November 16th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Lauren Coakley Vincent has been named the new president of the Downtown Special Services District that oversees security, cleanliness and marketing of the central business district. News release follows.

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Watch Out For Phone Scammers

November 16th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from office of  Connecticut U.S. Attorney: The U.S. Marshals are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They are urging people to report the calls not only to their local U.S. Marshals Service office, but also to the […]

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Tom Ganim To Deliver Turkeys To The Needy

November 16th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Bridgeport attorney Tom Ganim will deliver 200 turkeys on Saturday to the needy in advance of Thanksgiving. He will donate 50 turkeys to St. Mary’s Church, 25 Sherman Street on Bridgeport’s East Side, as well as an additional 150 turkeys to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, 1069 Connecticut Ave., which will then distribute them at the Webster Bank Arena.

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