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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

East Washington Avenue Bridge Repair

November 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mayor’s Office: The City of Bridgeport is alerting residents of repairs to the East Washington Avenue Bridge over the Bridgeport Harbor that will temporary close The East Washington Bridge on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The purpose of this project is to help accomplish electrical repairs due to storm and salt water damage. A […]

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State Money For Marina Village Redevelopment

November 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, Uncategorized

Governor Dan Malloy on Monday announced a $1.5 million grant to the Bridgeport Housing Authority, also known as Park City Communities, to help redevelop the troubled Marina Village housing complex, 400 Iranistan Avenue, into a new affordable housing community. The existing structures will be demolished and replaced with multi-family residential units and community space. The announcement […]

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The Politics Of Race

November 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Colin McEnroe, who appears weekdays from 1 to 2 p.m. on WNPR-FM (90.5) writes about the disingenuous leanings of the two major political parties when it comes to fielding candidate diversity.

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When A Handicap Parking Ticket Hits The City In The Pocket

November 18th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Marshall Marcus, who works in Bridgeport with a wife who owns property in the city, shares this commentary about a Police Department that “has taken it upon itself to rule that valid Handicapped permits are not valid.”

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Recount Holds Up For Herron And DeFilippo In City Council District

November 17th, 2017 · 23 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

A recount for the City Council’s 133rd District Democratic primary held up for the endorsed candidates incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo over Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phllips. The Republican candidates in the district are Michele Minutolo and Neville De la Rosa. The general election for the council district will take place Dec. 12.

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The ‘Cable Guy’ Chris Taylor Plugs In Board Of Education Seat

November 16th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

When Democrats Maria Pereira and Jessica Martinez bring passion to Board of Education meetings, Republican Chris Taylor will complement them with a lot of levity. The 2015 petitioning candidate for mayor was declared the winner Wednesday night following a recount with incumbent Howard Gardner who ran on the Working Families Party line. Taylor received 1,155 […]

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Wyman: Nope To Guber Run

November 16th, 2017 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Thursday she will not run for governor in 2018, ending months of personal contemplation and political calculation. Her decision deprives the Democratic Party of its highest-profile contender, while sparing it from a campaign that could have struggled to emerge from the shadow of an unpopular […]

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As He Returns To City Council, Newton’s Retrial Postponed

November 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The cufflinks glittered. The loafers were burgundy suede, accentuating his shirt and tie, the khaki trench coat, the matching hat and the white scarf.

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