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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Does It Matter Where They Live? 30 Percent Of Uniformed Services Reside In City

May 25th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, Uncategorized

About 30 percent of Bridgeport’s 702 public safety officers reside in the city, according to statistics provided by the city for members of police and fire services.

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Former Dem Party Chair: Ganim Should Receive Public Financing

May 24th, 2017 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics, Uncategorized

Former  chairman of Connecticut’s Democratic Party Ed Marcus writes in a commentary that “Whether you support (Joe) Ganim or not, the hard fact is that the existing law is clearly unconstitutional and the State Election Enforcement Commission should issue a declaratory ruling that Ganim has the right to participate in its Citizens Election Program just like […]

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Moore, Gomes Vote Yes To East Windsor Casino, Bill Goes To House

May 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes voting yes, the State Senate early Wednesday morning approved development of Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to counter MGM Resorts International’s nearly $1 billion casino operation in Springfield, Massachusetts. The bill now moves […]

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As State Financial Questions Linger, Council To Meet On Thursday For Override Of Budget

May 23rd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Hartford is a hot financial mess. Both in city proper and state legislative budget deliberations that decide the flow of dollars to Bridgeport. As a result, to buy time, Mayor Joe Ganim vetoed the no-tax-increase budget approved by the City Council. Now the council is scheduled to meet on Thursday to override the mayor to preserve […]

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Adopt A Trashcan, Indemnify The City

May 22nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

If you’re a business owner in need of a new trash can, you’re in luck. It’s free. You just need to hold the city harmless from any associated legal claims. Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday announced the city’s anti-litter campaign Park City Pickin’ It Up that supports local businesses with adoption of a trashcan.

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City Council Romper Room–The Play For Legislative Leader

May 22nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

For a traditionally sleepy cycle, there’s a wake of moving parts in this election season featuring offices for City Council and Board of Education. One key part is whether City Council President Tom McCarthy will seek reelection to his North End seat. On Sunday Big Mac said he hasn’t made a decision.

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The Show Goes On, Saluting Mr. Barnum’s Impact On Bridgeport

May 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

People think the final performance of Mr. Barnum’s circus will take place on Sunday in Uniondale, New York. Do not despair circus fans, it will not die, it has simply relocated into the White House. Hmmm, what would P.T. say about that?

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Will Donald Appoint Lieberman The Nation’s Top Dick?

May 19th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

There was a time Joe Lieberman was the guy you wanted your candidate for public office around. A photo opp, endorsement, handshake and quote box for a mailer. He was sensible, independent-minded, thoughtful, not a whack-job liberal Dem. He was our state attorney general who knocked off incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker in 1988, […]

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