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Video Sleuth Pereira Captures School Resource Officers Manning Charter School, Claims It’s Against Policy

September 17th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Cops, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Amanda Pinto, spokesperson for Achievement First, issued this email statement to OIB.  “The officers were not called to the school by a member of the AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary staff. They were there to assist with an issue unrelated to school. They were not SROs.” In her latest cinéma vérité that includes her voice-over, […]

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City Council Committee Implores Smoke Stack Transition To Natural Gas

September 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In response to environmental groups calling for action, the City Council’s Economic and Community Development and Environment Committee Tuesday night approved a resolution urging PSEG to transition its coal plant in the South End to natural gas. Easier said than done for one of the city’s largest taxpayers operating the candy-striped smokestack at the Bridgeport Harbor […]

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Republican Elections Candidate Promises To Safeguard Vote, Channels City Ballot Shortage

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re trying to gain voter traction, it’s always good to raise the specter of Bridgeport elections, right? In his first general election ad, Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of the State Peter Lumaj highlights the 2010 gubernatorial election when a ballot shortage in the state’s largest city created chaos and national headlines.

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‘Mr. Turkey, I’m Talking To You’

September 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

CT Post reporter Amanda Cuda interviews the elusive Downtown Turkey. Should we give the bird a name? Let’s make him an honorary member of the City Council.

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Holy Foley! CT Post’s Generous Free Ads To Campaign For Governor

September 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you’re a Tom Foley political operative, you’ve gotta be loving the free house ads the Connecticut Post is lavishing on the Republican candidate for governor’s campaign. Open up a hard copy of the Connecticut Post on any given day, there it is, another “News is breaking @ ctpost.com” house ad featuring a photo of […]

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General Lee Cautions City Council On Hurricane (Spending) Season

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget hawk John Marshall Lee issues a storm warning to the City Council in his latest address to the budget-making body Monday night. We are in the hurricane season where the storms roar up the Atlantic Coast. Combined days of rain, with high tides and wind-borne waves can damage low-lying properties and harm residents […]

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Women Dies From Weekend Fire

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Rooney released the following statement about the passing of Marisol Estrada, who was critically injured in a fire early Sunday (Click here for more info on the fire: cour.at/1ph8agI).

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