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New Community Group To Host First Forum For 2015 Mayoral Election

September 22nd, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A new “grass roots coalition” calling itself Join The Movement will host a “change for Bridgeport” forum on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue. The group is “urging their fellow citizens to get involved in their city.” Bridgeport Banner editor Rob Sullivan and community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee described […]

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Planning Seaside Park, Bridgeport’s Waterfront Jewel

January 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

College campus area, music festivals, sporting events, beaching, biking, walking, running–Seaside Park is a waterfront gem in the state’s largest city. City historian Eric Lehman, on behalf of the History Center, Bridgeport Public Library, pens this piece about the planning of Seaside Park. Check it out. Before the Civil War, no one in town gave […]

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Sue Brannelly’s Opposition To “90-99 Percent” Of Her Constituents Urging City Council Reform

October 27th, 2013 · 47 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

At Wednesday night’s forum for City Council candidates in the 130th District, incumbent Democrat Sue Brannelly was trapped in one of those “uh oh” moments in the Black Rock Branch library when even her running partner Steven Stafstrom disagreed with her embrace of city employees serving on the City Council in violation of the City […]

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Council Candidates Debate Taxes, Development, Conflicts Of Interest

October 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

City Council candidates in the 130th District squared off Wednesday night for a spirited forum in the standing-room-only Black Rock Library conference room with Democratic incumbents Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom emphasizing their efforts to reduce taxes in the mayor’s proposed budget, pushing for renovations of Black Rock School while Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys […]

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Two Weeks Left To Election, You Hearing From Candidates?

October 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

On Nov. 5th, city voters will decide the future makeup of the City Council and Board of Education. Will the citywide turnout hit 10 percent? You receiving mail pieces and phone calls? If you want to see candidates in action, City Council candidates in the 130th District, Democrats Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom and Republicans […]

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Torres And Blagys, Brannelly And Stafstrom To Face Off In Forum Wednesday, BOE Candidates Thursday

October 21st, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

City Council candidates in the 130th District that covers Black Rock and a portion of the West End will square off in a forum on Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. The race in the 130th is the highest-profile council battle for the November 5th election featuring incumbent Democrats […]

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Meet Artist Lou Trapasso And Sir Charles Brilvitch At Downtown Library

October 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

From John “Salty” Soltis, Bridgeport Public Library: The Bridgeport History Center presents: Lou Trapasso Poet-Painter who has painted numerous works depicting the buildings and city life of Bridgeport in the 1940s and ’50s. On Saturday, Oct. 19th at 2pm, a reception will be held to thank Mr. Trapasso for his recent gift of five of […]

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