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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Stuff Your Bird With Election Stats

November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

While digesting your turkey, feel free to check out the final certified results from the November 4 general election by town here. Also the constitutional amendment question about early voting that was supported by a majority of city voters, but defeated statewide, here.

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Local Clergy: Ferguson Decision ‘Evil, Sinister, Inhumane Disregard For Life’

November 26th, 2014 · 34 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Led by State Rep. Charlie Stallworth who also serves as president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and pastor of the East End Tabernacle Baptist Church, city clergy leaders Tuesday condemned a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, adding … “we will not cease, give […]

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City Poises High Tech Storm Technology

November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: A new “virtual” Emergency Operations system, iPads and GoPro technology are in place as the city prepares for the season’s first snowfall.

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Gaudett: Careful Warming Up Your Car

November 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Police Chief Joe Gaudett says it takes a few minutes to warm up your car, a fraction of that for a thief to steal it. “Old habits die hard,” Gaudett says. “And as the mercury drops, we see an increase in cars being stolen with keys as people warm up their vehicles in the morning.”

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Big Fish–Business Community Reels In Bass Pro Founder For Annual Dinner

November 25th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Skeptics have been waiting for concrete proof Bass Pro Shops is happening. The concrete has started. As trucks have begun to pour concrete footings for construction of Bass Pro on the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area, the mega outdoor retailer’s founder and chief executive Johnny Morris will be in Bridgeport December 11 as the featured speaker […]

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Menu Item? Downtown Turkey Wilhelmina Whacked

November 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Turkeys rarely die of natural causes and in this Thanksgiving week we mourn the death of the legendary Downtown gobbler. From Mike Mayko, CT Post: She often liked to wander down to McLevy Green and the City Hall annex where the mayor and city attorneys work, striding along on her skinny legs, her head bobbing, […]

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DeSombre: Criticism Of Coates ‘Ridiculous’

November 24th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre, host of the Education Bridgeport website, defends the honor of new school board member Kadisha Coates who she says is the target of unfair attacks from former school board member Maria Pereira. What Maria Pereira and her buddies have been saying about Kadisha Coates is not only ridiculous, but also completely false.

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