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Foster: Prioritize City Residents For Public Safety Employment

May 26th, 2015 · 73 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, citing low staffing levels, writes that tax credits and academic achievement should be among the incentives utilized to attract more city residents to public safety employment. “By embracing change and transforming the way we recruit, hire and train our police force, we will become the community partners we need to […]

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The Pleasure Is Back At The Beach

May 25th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Pleasure Beach is back open with a historical walking tour of the peninsula in the East End. Mayor Bill Finch spent part of his Memorial Day at Pleasure Beach with several City Council members and State Rep. Steve Stafstrom. From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier […]

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Ganim Headquarters Opening On Wednesday

May 25th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim will host his official campaign headquarters opening Wednesday night on Hudson Street off Capitol Avenue in the North End. Ganim, trying to recapture magic with voters, writes on his Facebook page, “We’ll have a magician to entertain the kids.”

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Russo Predicts Sobering Legal Outcome For Liquor Store

May 24th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Just inside the Bridgeport line, across the street from a Fairfield restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, the Zoning Board of Appeals has approved an application for a package store that opponents argue violates state law. The applicant hired Bridgeport land use guru Chuck Willinger to make the presentation to the ZBA. One […]

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Pastor Bennett: Racial Divide Makes Us Black And Blue

May 24th, 2015 · 16 Comments · News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Sunday edition of the Connecticut Post, Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, writes about the poor condition of race relations in America, asserting “black and white fears are compounded with blue fear as lived out by many law enforcement agencies.” In the aftermath of Freddy […]

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A Piece Of The Rock With Brilvitch

May 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

City historian Charles Brilvitch will lead a walking tour of Black Rock, that cool waterfront hamlet, on Sunday May 31 from 4-5 p.m. Charles will share stories and insights into the neighborhood’s formation, farming roots, shipping and trading history. Knowing Charles he might even know where some of the bodies are buried.

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City Lights To Feature Lifetime Making Comics

May 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Ray Dirgo. Bridgeport’s history is loaded with creators of comics and cartoon strips. You can check it all out at the City Lights’ “A Lifetime of Making Comics” exhibit, 35 Markle Court Downtown, that starts Thursday.

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Flats Looks To Lift Joe’s Comeback

May 23rd, 2015 · 36 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Former Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto is supporting Joe Ganim’s comeback for mayor, joining the retired FBI agent who put Joe in the joint. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more. Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim is looking to forge an armor of respectability for himself as he attempts to reclaim the job he lost in […]

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