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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Stafstrom: Moving Cities Forward Requires ‘We Before Me’

March 24th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom writes in a commentary that “we must partner together, standing united as cities and suburban towns to help our cities thrive as the sustainable regional job creators and economic drivers we need them to be.”

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Gomes To Host Public Forum On Recreational Marijuana

March 21st, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Will legalizing pot create a pot of money for Connecticut? State lawmakers are examining the legalization and regulation of marijuana to bolster a cash-strapped budget. State Senator Ed Gomes will host a forum on the pros and cons of recreational marijuana March 27, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Beacon Hall Event Center of Housatonic […]

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If The Print Shop Could Only Print Boots Filled With Money

March 21st, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee systematically reviews department expenditures looking for clues in how taxpayer money is spent. Monday night he addressed the City Council about the city’s Print Shop. Hmmm, if only they could print money. From Lee.

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Questioning FBI Director Comey, Himes Morphs Into Jeff Daniels, ‘Most Honest Three Minutes In Television’

March 20th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

Congressman Jim Himes, a member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, had a starring role Monday questioning James Comey on a day the FBI director announced an ongoing federal investigation into Donald Trump’s political operatives colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Himes’ latest appearance resembles actor Jeff Daniels’ Will McAvoy role in […]

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Will Scott Feel The Budget Burn?

March 20th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Standing outside O&G’s ominous stockpiling plant in the East End, the wind whipping off Yellow Mill Pond, City Councilman Scott Burns joined Mayor Joe Ganim and several of Burns’ Black Rock constituents last week saluting Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe’s order to shut it down while reminding the construction services firm the battle ahead in […]

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Let’s Eat! And Celebrate 40 Years Of Bloodroot

March 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Restaurants come and go, then there’s Bloodroot in Black Rock whose reputation for touching the pleasure center of diners, with good taste in books too, extends far beyond the city limits. Congrats to Noel Furie, Selma Miriam and all those who make the vegetarian restaurant and feminist bookstore a special place. Anniversary celebrations this week. […]

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Who’s Jane Doe?

March 18th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Monday night’s City Council agenda includes this item: “Communication from City Attorney re: Proposed Settlement of Pending Litigation with Jane Doe, referred to Miscellaneous Matters Committee.”

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O&G’s Stones Crushed, Judge Radcliffe Rules Company Operating Illegally In East End, Activists Praise Decision

March 17th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: video, news conference. Mayor Joe Ganim, flanked by neighborhood activists and elected officials, hailed Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe’s order for O&G Industries to “immediately cease and desist from the use and maintenance of a recycling, concrete crushing, storage and stockpiling facility at 1225 Seaview Avenue” in the East End. See court decision here. […]

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