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Entries from October 22nd, 2018

Lamont Backer Inspects Ganim Primary Petitions–Ganim: Be My Guest

June 29th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Harris is checking the primary petitions collected by Joe Ganim political operatives for irregularities. Meanwhile, now that the signature drive for governor is over, Ganim is picking up his fundraising pace as he faces the millions Democratic endorsed Ned Lamont will spend. Ganim had a big-ticket event Thursday […]

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Reminder–Scenic Seaside Park To Host Barnum Festival Parade Sunday

June 29th, 2018 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Barnum Festival planners are launching something different this year, transferring the Great Street Parade to Seaside Park whose land was donated by P.T. Barnum. The parade has had some different routes over the 70 years of its existence, but in recent years primarily traveling north on Park Avenue. This year it will be confined to […]

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Commission Appointments On Council Agenda

June 29th, 2018 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

Mayoral appointments to Ethics Commission, Port Authority, Planning & Zoning and Water Pollution Control Authority will be taken up at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Monday’s meeting is also the first for the new budget year that begins July 1.

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Working Families Party Endorses Aaron Turner

June 29th, 2018 · No Comments · City Politics, State Politics, Uncategorized

Aaron Turner, who is challenging Democratic endorsed Dennis Bradley in an August primary for the open seat in the 23rd State Senate district, has been endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party. Incumbent Ed Gomes, who’s backing Turner, is retiring.

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Who’s Your Horse? Democrat And Republican Candidates For August Primaries

June 28th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Some qualified for primaries via party support at the respective conventions, others did so through petition drives. When Bridgeport electors show up for the August 14 primaries, they will have the following choices, according to the list of certified candidates issued by the office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

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Fire Chief: Department At Full Staffing

June 28th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A promotional and swearing-in ceremony Wednesday night in City Hall brings the total number of firefighters to 308, what Chief Richard Thode declares is “the first time we’ve been at full staffing in years.”

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Candidates For Governor Respond To Supreme Court Decision On Organized Labor Dues

June 27th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Associated Press: The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to Democratic-leaning organized labor.

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Milling And Paving Of Roads

June 27th, 2018 · 8 Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Ganim today announced that the City of Bridgeport will begin the process of milling Thursday, June 28th through Friday, July 6th to prepare roads for paving. The milling process will remove the current surface area of the road to level and smooth for pavement. Following the milling process […]

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