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This Way To The Easel — Third Graders Quiz Mayor Joe And We Learn Something

May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, City Budget, News and Events

Leave it to third graders to ask the most basic — but to the point — questions. Do you get mad? What did you want to be growing up? Is it hard being a mayor? Third graders at Dunbar School visited the mayor’s office on Monday. In addition to their questions we learned what Mayor […]

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Pereira: “Absolutely Not For Sale–EVER!” Challenges Stallworth In Legislative Run

May 21st, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]

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Ganim Welcomes Artist Supply Store Downtown

May 21st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today is welcoming National Arts supply superstore Artists and Craftsman Supply to downtown Bridgeport. The store opened just its second branch in Connecticut yesterday with an official ribbon cutting at its location on 1001 Main Street. Artists and Craftsman supply is committed to serving an underserved […]

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Relay For Life At Fairchild Wheeler Magnet School June 3-4

May 21st, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

Relay for Life event at Fairchild Wheeler Magnet School June 3-4. The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp […]

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Ganim Appoints Henry Polite Fire Marshal To Oversee Investigations

May 20th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Ahead of appointing a replacement for the retiring Fire Chief Brian Rooney, Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday named Henry Polite fire marshal.

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Bradley Plans State Senate Campaign Kickoff Against Gomes

May 20th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Money is the mother’s milk of politics and State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley says he’s two-thirds of the way home to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races that would provide him about $100k to spend against incumbent Ed Gomes as they head to an August Democratic primary.

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Peaceful Easy Feeling For Dem State House Endorsements

May 19th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Boring! No fights. No arguments. No mud slinging. Democratic party regulars Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for State House in a love fest convention by city political standards. The party convention that started at 6 p.m. ended before 7. But stay tuned for a couple of likely August  primaries.

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A Farewell To Fire Chief Rooney

May 19th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Fire Chief Brian Rooney will receive a retirement sendoff Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at City Council Chambers. Rooney will leave city service after 44 years in the Fire Department, the last 10 years as chief. Bridgeport’s City Charter require the chiefs of police and fire serve no more than two five-year terms.

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