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Entries from May 17th, 2018

Takin’ It To The Streets, Ganim Launches Petition Drive For Democratic Guber Ballot

April 30th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He’s a relentless campaigner trying to forge an August Democratic primary for governor. On Tuesday Mayor Joe Ganim’s gubernatorial campaign operation will spread out across Connecticut cities toiling for more than 15,000 certified Democratic signatures required to qualify for the ballot.

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WPCA Board To Address Collection Issues Raised By City Council

April 30th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The Water Pollution Control Authority board, in response to reforms proposed by the City Council regarding the agency’s collection practices, has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, 4 pm in the City Council Legislative Services Office in the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street.

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Welcome To The Jungle: OIB 10th Anniversary Party, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, May 23

April 30th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Okay, time to mark your calendars, Wednesday, May 23, 5-7 pm for the OIB 10th anniversary party at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. The theme? “Welcome To The Jungle.” What else could it be for a political site?  This is a wild political season so time to get our wild on at the zoo. Poise your safari […]

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McKinney Disses Walker, Endorses Herbst For Governor

April 30th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In 2014, former State Senator John McKinney and Bridgeport resident David Walker formed a campaign team when the candidates ran for governor and lieutenant governor respectively. Most political observers believe McKinney would have defeated incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy had he been victorious over Tom Foley in the GOP primary. This cycle McKinney bowed out of […]

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Zoners Table Spirited Battle Over Liquor Law

April 29th, 2018 · 20 Comments · News and Events

UPDATE: item tabled Monday night. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post Monday could finally bring some closure to the two-year fight over changing the city’s liquor laws.

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Newton: “Just Hire One,” The Road To Reentry

April 28th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

“Returning citizen navigator” City Councilman Ernie Newton was the featured guest on Tom Dudchik’s Capitol Report show focused on reentry reform for former offenders, second-chance messages and Mayor Joe Ganim’s candidacy for governor.

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A Report From The Trenches, WPCA Scrutiny Leads To Roar Of Reform

April 27th, 2018 · 22 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sludge is a messy business in more ways than one. The Water Pollution Control Authority is charged with overseeing the city’s treatment and processing of waste water. Understanding the machinations of the agency’s collection process is also messy. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, who is providing pro bono guidance to a City Council committee […]

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Nedheads Rejoice–Lamont Builds Momentum Weeks From Convention

April 27th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner Jonathan Harris on Friday dropped out of the race for governor to throw his support behind Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont who’s on the verge of front-runner status weeks from the Democratic convention. Last week Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin also left the race.

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