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Stallworth, Maya And Salonen To Lead Ganim’s Transition Team

November 16th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen will serve as tri-chairs of Mayor-elect Joe Ganim’s transition team scheduled to be announced Monday afternoon (today) at a news conference at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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The ‘Yahoo’ Factor–Ganim Capitalized On Finch’s Gaffes

November 6th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, Library

The hand-wringing swamping the Bridgeport business community, the editorial board of the Connecticut Post, various media outlets in the state such as the Hartford Courant and a sundry of national concerns befuddled by Joe Ganim’s resurgent comeback fails to examine the failures by incumbent Mayor Bill Finch that opened the door to Ganim’s traction. If Finch […]

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Get Ready For Some Sunday Football And Mayoral Debate

October 20th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

City politics can be a contact sport, so why not a mayoral debate with sharp elbows to compete with Sunday afternoon football? The 1,400-seat Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, will host a forum this Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. presented by the League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area.

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City Council Candidate Forum In Black Rock

September 13th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A City Council candidate forum for the 130th District covering Black Rock and the West End will take place today (Sunday) 5 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue between Wednesday’s Democratic primary opponents Katie Bukovsky and Scott Burns and John Marshal Lee and Tyisha Toms.

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The New Newfield Branch

July 20th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Library

The Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Public Library and Reading Room has purchased, along with other parcels, the former Newfield Library building at 755 Central Avenue that more recently housed the Charles D. Smith Foundation and Educational Center. The property had served as the Newfield Branch until 1991, when City financial difficulties prevented capital […]

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When Stopped By A Cop What Do You Do?

June 19th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, Library, News and Events

What do you do when stopped by the police, in your house, in your car and on the street? Retired Bridgeport Police Lieutenant David Daniels will conduct a conversation about racial profiling and community policing July 18th, 10 a.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown. The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Stop Violence Movement.

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Obama And Brad Pitt Cousins?

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

Wednesday (May 27) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. the Black Rock Branch Library will host the “Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable but All-True Facts About America’s Presidents.” More from neighborhood librarian John “Salty” Soltis.

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Finch Unveils Pleasure Beach Walking Tour

May 17th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch unveiled a historic walking tour at Pleasure Beach–which is a 71-acre barrier island that opened to the public last summer for the first time in 18 years–that will launch when the island officially opens on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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