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Entries from February 14th, 2018

Library Opens Books For Director

December 28th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Library, News and Events

The Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors, a self-appointing body, is accepting applications for board membership.

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Ganim Gears Up For Governor, Formal Announcement Next Week

December 27th, 2017 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: video from Doing It Local. He ran on a second-chance message that resurrected him as chief executive of Connecticut’s largest city in 2015 and now Mayor Joe Ganim is gearing up for a 2018 statewide run in which he’ll tout a new Connecticut economy with cities as the economic drivers. Ganim is expected to […]

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Top Stories From April–No Foolin’

December 27th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

A look at April 2017: Joined by community supporters and even her husband Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez leveraged her savvy legal skills during a City Hall meeting, filleting the city’s rollout of modern parking meters without visible signage of the consequences for failing to execute a transaction within […]

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2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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Policing The Police Commission

December 25th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The debate over whether the city’s police commission answers to citizens or the political powers-that-be is coming to a head.

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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OIB Poll: Stop! In The Name Of Law

December 23rd, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

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“I Didn’t Do Nothing–Don’t Tase Me”–Dramatic Scene From Police Body Camera In New Haven

December 21st, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The use of body cameras offers a dramatic portal into police work both how officers face dangers and confront situations. Our friends at the New Haven Independent published a video through a Connecticut Freedom of Information Act request that reveals a contrast of opinions as New Haven Police respond to an unarmed man with his hands in the […]

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