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Entries from August 15th, 2018

Man Charged In Councilwoman Martinez Assault

February 28th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A mentor for young men in the community was charged Wednesday with savagely beating a city councilwoman because she wouldn’t return his phone calls.

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“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”–Union Workers Rally MGM Gaming Proposal

February 28th, 2018 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Roaring like a grappler who has one last fight in him, Bridgeport’s just-turned 82-year-old political and labor warrior State Senator Ed Gomes stepped on the podium of an East End events hall, not far from the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area where MGM Resorts proposes a $675 million waterfront casino destination projected to create 7,000 jobs. Addressing […]

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Pereira Passion: Battle Lines Drawn In Upper East Side Town Committee Primary

February 28th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One week left to primaries in six of ten Democratic Town Committee districts. The Upper East Side 138th District is loaded with passion as a slate tries to undo District Leader Maria Pereira, a leading lightning rod in city politics, whose slate won all nine seats two years ago. Some of those slate members are […]

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Apology Following Accusation Of Anti-Semitism

February 28th, 2018 · 42 Comments · City Council, News and Events

At a December 27 meeting of the City Council’s Ordinance Committee, Eneida Martinez criticized the role of two lawyers Russell Liskov and Juda Epstein in the collection practice of the Water Pollution Control Authority. “Both men are Jews and buddies and they go to the same synagogue and they are buying up these properties,” she […]

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On Giving Day Support The Downtown Cabaret

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Hugh Hallinan, executive director of the Downtown Cabaret Theater: Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a 24-hour non-profit fundraiser.  It is broken up by various challenges. The challenge I need your help on is “Top of the Morning”. More information here: dtcab.com/giving-day/.

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Council Members Accused Of Anti-Semitism

February 27th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: The municipal attorney who pursues delinquent sewer-use bills is taking on City Council members over inflammatory comments made about his being Jewish.

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Private Services For Al Lenoci Jr.

February 27th, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Services for developer Al Lenoci Jr. who took his life last week jumping in front of a train in Fairfield have been conducted privately, according to his obituary posted on the website of Parente-Lauro Funeral Home.

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Unions To Rally For MGM Resorts Casino

February 26th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Major labor unions will conduct a rally for casino jobs Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 40 Logan Street in the East End including a push for a Project Labor Agreement with MGM Resorts that has proposed a $675 million waterfront gaming facility in Bridgeport.

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