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Entries from February 22nd, 2018

Aaron Turner Pursues State Senate Seat Of Former Boss

January 31st, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by incumbent Ed Gomes, Aaron Turner has filed paperwork to follow his former boss’ footsteps to represent Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District which covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of western Stratford. Others are interested in the seat such as school board member Dennis Bradley and former local NAACP leader Carolyn […]

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Malloy Proposes Tolls, Higher Gas Taxes

January 31st, 2018 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the outline of his administration’s revenue package to stabilize the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and allow for critical investments in the state’s transportation system to take place. Implementation of the administration’s plan for the STF would restore canceled state and municipal projects across Connecticut, and would […]

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Lamont On Tolls: Me Too–Herbst: Pathological Commitment To Tax And Fee Hikes–Lumaj: Highway Robbery

January 31st, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic candidate for Governor Ned Lamont issued this statement on tolls: I fully support the Governor and the Legislature in moving forward today to improve our transportation system and by doing so improve Connecticut’s economy.

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City Attorney, Following Council Protests, Suggests Payment Plans For Constituents Behind On WPCA Bills

January 31st, 2018 · 35 Comments · City Council, News and Events

If you’re behind on sewer use fees, the City Attorney’s Office Monday night offered suggestions to City Council members concerned about constituents.

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OIB Poll: Is It Time For Electronic Tolls In Connecticut?

January 30th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning

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Purrrrfect–Zoo’s Tiger Cub Cam Crashes From Toothy Traffic

January 30th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Talk about having a tiger by the tail. The newly launched tiger cub cam to cuddle up close the months-old Amur tigers birthed at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo was so popular the zoo’s site crashed Tuesday morning. Looks like it’s back up and running. See tiger cub cam here and watch Reka and Zeya who’ve become national […]

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Council President Nieves: No Tolerance For Racism Or Bigotry In Bridgeport City Government

January 30th, 2018 · 24 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City Council President Aidee Nieves, with councilor Eneida Martinez listening nearby, announced to a crowd of roughly 100 Monday night that “we can never have any tolerance for racism or bigotry in Bridgeport city government.” Her remarks drew applause on a night residents showed up for an Ordinance Committee meeting in City Hall addressing complaints […]

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Marcus Brown Presses Reforms In WPCA Collection Process

January 29th, 2018 · 56 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Kicking off Monday’s Ordinance Committee meeting, co-chair Marcus Brown delivered these remarks setting forth a process, including a public hearing, to address resident complaints about the collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority. BEFORE BEGINNING THIS MEETING, THE CHAIRS WISH TO MAKE A FEW OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS COMMITTEE’S CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE PORTION […]

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