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Barack To Return November 2, Two Days Before Election

October 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport jammed the Webster Bank Arena three days before Election Day in support of Democratic candidates. He’s now scheduled to return November 2, two days before the election rescheduling his postponed visit to Central High School from last week, according to an advisory released by the Connecticut Democratic […]

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IRS Considers Call To Examine City Council Stipend Expenditures

October 20th, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

An official with the Internal Revenue Service has notified Black Rock resident Jennifer Buchanan, host of the Bridgeport Now cable access show, it is considering her request for the agency to examine taxpayer-financed stipend expenditures of City Council members she claims are not ordinary in the course of their duties such as “payment to cell […]

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$33 Million In Public Financing For State Races, Is It Worth It?

October 20th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Okay, we’re seeing all kinds of spending records broken in this gubernatorial cycle, whether independent expenditures or from $33 million in Connecticut taxpayers funds. You’re paying for it in some fashion. Is it worth it? Hmmm, what Bridgeport could do with an extra $33 million. From Greg Hladky, Hartford Courant. State officials said Monday that […]

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Marie Scinto, Transformational Political Leader, Brought Out The Best In People

October 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics, News and Events

Marie Iassogna Scinto was a special politician because she was a special person. Elected Republican town chair in 1978, she became the first woman in Bridgeport history to lead a city political party. She also was active in city politics during the period from 1971 to 1991 in which Republican mayors occupied City Hall for […]

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Parking Concerns Raised At New Roosevelt School

October 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Education Association President Rob Traber is scheduled to address the City Council Monday night regarding parking at the new Roosevelt School in the South End. In a related commentary retired city firefighter Andy Fardy raises questions about school parking. I have a question, who is in charge of designing the new schools in Bridgeport? […]

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Several Contracts Before The City Council

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

The Bridgeport City Council Monday night is expected to act on several matters approved by the Contracts Committee such as a Professional Services Agreement with Environmental Land Solutions, LLC for Inland Wetlands Consultant Services and an agreement regarding the bargaining unit contract for the City Attorney’s Union.

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Community Volunteers Step Up

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Imagine more than 400 people fanning out through every city neighborhood–painting churches, planting trees and cleaning parks. It happened in Bridgeport on Saturday as part of The Big Day of Serving.

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