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Low-Income Children Vulnerable To Government Shutdown

September 28th, 2015 · 8 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

News release from Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes: Today, just days before congressional Republicans could potentially shut down the U.S. government, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) visited Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) via Head Start–a federally-funded program that provides free meals, medical services, and early […]

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Finch Endorses Clinton For President

August 14th, 2015 · 43 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced that he is officially endorsing Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President of the United States.

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City Councilor Mary McBride Lee Honored On 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights Act

August 6th, 2015 · 24 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart weighs in here From Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today honored Bridgeport Reverend and City Councilor Mary McBride Lee with a citation on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Reverend […]

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Kohut: Vote Out Status Quo

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, State Politics

Whether local, state or federal elected officials, policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says Bridgeport’s interests have not been served well by any of them. Kohut commentary: When Bridgeporters contemplate the mass shooting of nine people (resulting in the death of an innocent man) in a Bridgeport neighborhood very early in […]

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Malloy Endorses Hillary, Balks At Endorsement For Finch

June 8th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Although he has attended a fundraiser for Mayor Bill Finch, Governor Dan Malloy stopped short, for now, of endorsing him for a third four-year term before the expected Democratic primary that could include both former Mayor Joe Ganim and Finch’s 2011 primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster whom the governor described as a friend. […]

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Got Milk? How About A Fair Minimum Wage Too?

April 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

OIB friend Doug Wade (Milkman) who operates the family-owned Wade’s Dairy on Barnum Avenue advocates automatic adjustments for the minimum wage to rise along with the inflation rate. Last year the businessman was recognized by President Obama for bringing attention to a hike in the minimum wage. In an essay that first appeared in the […]

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Mario Cuomo’s Greatest Hits Included Bridgeport

January 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Long before he became governor of New York and dazzled the 1984 Democratic National Convention with eloquent oratory, Mario Cuomo played minor league baseball in Bridgeport, according to a statement he made in Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball. Cuomo passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. This speech placed him on the national stage.

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Torres Chats With Rush On Obama’s Cuba Policy, ‘Black Relations My New Pet’

December 21st, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Council, City Politics, National Politics

It took 10 years, but Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres got through to conservative talk show godfather Rush Limbaugh on Thursday to agree with Barack Obama about free trade with Cuba where Torres once lived. Torres also told Rush “I’d love to call you some future day and talk to you about black relations, because […]

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