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Entries from October 17th, 2018

Town Hall Forum For General Election Candidates

September 30th, 2018 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport Generation Now will lead a coalition of non-profit organizations hosting a community town hall featuring general election candidates Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. in the Beacon Hall Events Center, Room 214 at Housatonic Community College. Parking is available in the HCC garage. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. All statewide candidates on the November ballot […]

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Damon Sketches Kavanaugh

September 30th, 2018 · 47 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

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City Council Pushes Residency Reporting Requirement

September 28th, 2018 · 19 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, News and Events

The City Council Monday night is expected to refer a resolution to the Ordinance Committee to “consider if Ms. Eleanor Guedes, a member of the City’s Civil Service Commission, violated both the City’s Charter, Chapter 2, Section 13 and the Municipal Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Section 2.02.080 while being registered to vote in Trumbull […]

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The Nuances Of City Residency

September 27th, 2018 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, News and Events

A city ordinance requires municipal officials both elected and serving on boards to file residency forms every January with the Town Clerk’s Office validating their home addresses. While some have complied, others have not and in at least one case there’s movement to consider removal of the chair of the Civil Service Commission whose residence […]

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Lighting Up The Avenue, A Grocery Store And Much More Planned For East End Food Desert

September 26th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Could it finally be the East End’s time? A local developer with deep roots in the East End joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials on Wednesday to announce plans for a 30,000-square foot buildout that will include a grocery store, Optimus Health Care facility, a pharmacy, restaurants, hair salon and laundromat, all adjacent to a […]

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Violent Crime Down In Bridgeport Compared To Decades Ago

September 26th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Thirty years ago some city neighborhoods, particularly the East Side, South End and West End experienced zones of horrific violence fueled by crack cocaine drug wars totaling several years of 50-60 murders annually. For the most part, with a few outlier years, violent crime has dropped dramatically from 25-30 years ago. Governor Dan Malloy touted lower […]

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OIB Poll: Should Brett Kavanaugh Stay Or Go?

September 25th, 2018 · 85 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

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Malloy: Crime Down In Connecticut

September 25th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy said that a report released by the state’s criminal justice policy and planning office and underscored by data released Monday from the FBI indicates continued, positive trends in the administration’s efforts to reduce crime in Connecticut. Since the Governor took office in 2011, statistics show that the overall […]

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