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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

What’s In Your Tax Bill? Do The Dollars Make Sense?

June 28th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Tax bills for real estate and motor vehicles have started hitting mailboxes to finance the municipal budget year starting July 1. Are you beaming or screaming? Or something in between?

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City Man Sues Sacred Heart For False Sexual Assault Accusation

June 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A Bridgeport man claiming he was falsely accused of a sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against Sacred Heart University and its director of Public Safety for disseminating bogus alert information on college letterhead following the March 30 sexual assault of a student after an evening at the Golden Star Café Lounge that recently reopened after […]

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Moore Versus McCarthy Retail Campaigning In Full Swing

June 27th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Barnum Festival weekend has become the gateway for retail campaigning, especially during legislative cycles with August primaries just six weeks away. Two years ago State Senator Marilyn Moore was campaigning in earnest trying to take out three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a Democratic primary. She prevailed in a close contest on her way to a […]

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Filling A School Board Vacancy Should Not Be Complex

June 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday night to address development of policy to fill a vacancy. There’s been much hullabaloo over filling the seat vacated by Dave Hennesssey, from what political party may replace it, to the time line required, to the appointing body if the time line is not met. Phil […]

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Bar That Served Underage College Drinkers Reopens Under Conditions

June 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The Golden Star Cafe on Main Street that was shut down by the state for two months for serving more than 80 underage Sacred Heart University students and also had employed two off-duty city police officers in violation of department rules has been allowed to reopen under conditions set by the Department of Consumer Protection.

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Ganim: More Layoffs Without Union Concessions

June 23rd, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

With a new budget year starting July 1, Mayor Joe Ganim is threatening to wield a layoff hammer if city unions don’t cough up concessions he says the city needs to close a budget deficit.

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CT Post Building For Sale, End Of A Journalism Era –30–

June 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

A Downtown fixture since 1928, the building that houses the Connecticut Post advertising and editorial offices and prior to that predecessor papers the Post and Telegram is for sale, according to a story released by the Hearst Media Group that owns the Post and daily papers in Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and Danbury. The sale of […]

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Check Out Elle Sera And Company At Barnumpalooza, Plus Snap, Crackle And Pops

June 21st, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Barnum Festival’s in full swing this weekend led by that genial Ringmaster Jason Julian with a series of events including the inaugural Barnumpalooza music festival Saturday and Sunday at the Seaside Park band shell. Don’t miss Elle Sera’s Saturday performance 1 p.m. She’s an amazing countrified indie rock-pop talent from Bridgeport. DJ Dan Moran, The […]

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