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New Police Class To Replenish Losses, City Struggles With Law Enforcement Strength

September 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, News and Events

Suffering the lowest staffing levels in decades, the Bridgeport Police Department will welcome 17 new police recruits on Thursday during a graduation ceremony at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue.

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Malloy-Foley Address Economy, Wealth, Guns And Pot

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Gubernatorial debate coverage starting with CT Post: Deflecting criticism over his stewardship of Connecticut’s lethargic economy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy played the wealth card Tuesday night against hard-charging Republican challenger Tom Foley in their second televised debate.

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Bawking For Attention On Campaign Trail, Malloy-Foley Battle

September 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Five weeks until Election Day and Dems are giving Republican Tom Foley no slack in the battle of press releases, rhetoric, charges and allegations. Both sides are spending heavily on that front on the airwaves. And each side is loading up protesters at various events including the National Rifle Association scoping out potential campaign stops […]

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Finch Applauds Solar Parks For Hartford, Bridgeport

September 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city Communications Director Brett Broesder: On Tuesday (today), Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra for a tour of Hartford’s recently launched solar-on-a-landfill project. The tour comes on the day of Connecticut’s Siting Council holding its final hearing on Bridgeport’s effort to put 9,000 solar panels and a fuel […]

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Paging Absentee Ballot Scammers, Election Question Offers Early Voting

September 29th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

This question will appear on the November ballot: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”

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Not Teachers’ Pet, But CEA Endorses Malloy

September 29th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The relationship between Governor Dan Malloy and public school teachers has at times been like nails against a blackboard, but today the powerful Connecticut Education Association that represents them announced its endorsement of Malloy over Republican Tom Foley, stating “A CEA analysis indicates that Foley’s scheme would drain more than $35 million from local public […]

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Firefighter Accuses City Of Forcing Unpaid Leave Due To Pregnancy

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From the Associated Press: A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant.

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