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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Onofrio To Replace Herbert As Bridgeport Regional Business Chief

October 2nd, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Dan Onofrio, a partner in three Rita’s Ice franchises in Connecticut, has been tapped to replace Mickey Herbert as chief executive of the 700-member Bridgeport Regional Business Council, according to a news release issued by the board of directors. Herbert’s final day is October 31. The business organization covers Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull and local chamber affiliates.

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Busy Business Guys Trade Payday Accusations

October 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Whom do you believe? Truth in advertising, especially in political campaigns, was a relative term long before Donald Trump stormed the public-service field. He simply has loaded it to steroid levels. Five weeks from the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election, two business guys Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski are dueling over the veracity of […]

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Judge Deals Setback To Tribal Casino In East Windsor, MGM Pushes Call For Bridgeport Gaming Destination

October 1st, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A years-away tribal casino planned for East Windsor to protect its Connecticut market share from MGM’s $1 billion resort that opened in Springfield, Massachusetts in August was dealt a major setback this weekend by a federal judge who ruled that Connecticut’s two tribal nations have no legal authority to compel the federal Department of the […]

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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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Working Families Party Endorses More Than 100 Candidates In Connecticut

September 24th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Working Families Party has endorsed a record 107 candidates for the November general election placing them on Row C including all six Democrats seeking statewide constitutional offices led by top-of-ticket Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz facing Republicans Bob Stefanowski and Joe Markley. The Connecticut Independent Party has emerged as a Republican antidote to […]

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Nardozzi Among 7 Finalists For Police Chief Position

September 19th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

He was brought in under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch, then drew the ire of the city’s police union when he cracked down on overtime that contributed to his departure after Joe Ganim regained the mayoralty. Now former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi finds himself among seven finalists for the top cop position currently held […]

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