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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Pete Rose Returns To Manage Fish On Ken Shepard Day

August 30th, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events

News release from the Bridgeport Bluefish: Pete Rose will return as manager of the Bluefish for “Ken Shepard Day” on Sunday, September 14th. Rose previously managed Bridgeport this season for one game on Monday, June 16th, leading the ‘Fish to a 2-0 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers.

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It’s Official: Pelto Poops Out For November Ballot

August 29th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a fierce critic of Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies threatening to poach votes from the incumbent, was notified on Friday by state elections officials he did not secure enough signatures from qualified electors to make the November ballot. He needed 7,500. He received 4,318. Several Bridgeport residents had […]

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Bridgeport Schools Receive Grade D From ConnCAN Education Group

August 29th, 2014 · 31 Comments · Education, News and Events

The education advocacy group ConnCAN has issued a report card on the success and failure of Connecticut schools with the education district in Bridgeport receiving “a “D” for elementary, middle, and high school performance.”

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Pizza Promotes Smoke Detectors

August 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Story by Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Jennifer Ramos and her son Michael heard the sirens blaring as the fire truck pulled up in front of her house on Anson Street. Then the firefighters arrived at her door. And the fire chief. And the mayor. “All I could think was, ‘What the heck?’” Then came […]

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To Tell The Truth–Who Won The Guber Debate?

August 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Did anyone watch the battle between Malloy Math and Tom Foolery last night? Candidates for governor Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley brought along a few zingers in the test for veracity. New Haven Register coverage below followed by links to various news outlets: In their first debate of the campaign, Democratic Gov. […]

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‘Front Yard Seaside Park, Back Yard Long Island Sound’ Officials Announce Remediation Plans For Old Factory

August 28th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Standing in the east end of Seaside Park, sandwiched by the campus of the University of Bridgeport and a vacant industrial building, Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday joined state and city officials to announce a $2 million loan to remediate a 12-acre parcel including the old Remington Shaver site in the […]

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Foley Supports School Choice

August 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Hours from his first debate with incumbent Governor Dan Malloy, Republican nominee Tom Foley released his plan for Connecticut that includes five points “that matter most” with support for school choice. Foley has been criticized for lacking in issue specificity.

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