The mil rate in Bridgeport is 54. In Hartford it’s 74–ouch–by far the highest in the state. Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan approved by the City Council calls for $4 million in union concessions to balance the budget, some of which he has achieved. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s budget anticipates $15.5 million in municipal givebacks. […]
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Worse In Hartford? Connecticut’s Bleeding Cities — Stafstrom: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Worse Off…State Has Ignored Cities
August 29th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics
August 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Cool story by Davis Dunavin for WNPR about country music artist Vernon Dalhart. Who kickstarted the country music industry in the 1920s, even before big names like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family? And why is this Texas musician buried in Bridgeport, Connecticut?
August 29th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Long-time city activist and registered Republican Rosa Correa says she’s running as a petitioning candidate for the Office of Registrar of Voters to “awaken” disconnected GOP electors to participate in the election process. Gee, counters Republican Town Chairman Michael Garrett, Correa hasn’t even participated in recent Republican campaigns and has often been a friend to Democrats.
August 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local. Police received a call (Monday morning) of shots fired on Harral Avenue with a person down. As police arrived on scene they found one man down in front of 56 Harral Avenue shot in the leg. Another man was found on Rosedale near Olive Street shot in the head. […]
August 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
The corner of State Street and Lafayette Boulevard is a magnet for Downtown traffic accidents. State Rep. Chris Rosario who lost a constituent in an intersection crash there three years ago has been pushing the State Department of Transportation to do something about it.
August 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments · News and Events
From UB: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of After Auschwitz, the University of Bridgeport will honor its author, President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor of Religion Richard L. Rubenstein September 7, starting with a 5:30 p.m. reception in the Arnold Berhard Arts & Humanities Center/duPont Tower Room, 84 Iranistan Avenue. Hailed as a […]
August 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
UPDATE: Here. From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: Two shots rang out just before 4:30 Saturday afternoon and a 19-year-old Stamford man is the city’s 6th homicide of the year on Wood Terrace. Chief A.J. Perez said he believes it is a drug deal gone wrong, the man was shot twice in the head and […]