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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Keeley, Phillips Poised For City Council Run, What About Big Mac?

April 24th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As spring foliage blossoms, so too a number of candidates for City Council. A tandem seriously considering a run would pose a fascinating challenge of incumbents Tom McCarthy and Jeanette Herron in the North End 133rd District. That’s if McCarthy, president of the legislative body for 10 years, seeks reelection.

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L’Ambiance Collapse, 30 Years

April 24th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It’s been 30 years since the worst construction accident in Connecticut history left 28 men dead in the collapse of L’Ambiance Plaza, April 23, 1987. I was a 28-year-old communications director for Mayor Tom Bucci. My role was to deal with the media frenzy and announce the dead. Monday morning at City Hall, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman […]

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State’s Immigration Toolkit Available In Nine Languages

April 24th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events, Uncategorized

From Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state toolkit he released last monththat provides user-friendly, step-by-step resources and forms for parents and guardians who have concerns about immigration enforcement and its potential impact on the custody of their children is now available to download in nine languages: Arabic, English, French, Haitian […]

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A Resident’s Perspective, Downtown Safe, Tiago’s A Problem

April 22nd, 2017 · 36 Comments · Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Doug Davidoff, an active member of the Downtown scene, shares his perspective as a neighborhood resident originally posted in the OIB comments section. He writes Downtown is active and safe. One problem area, however, is Tiago’s Bar and Grill, owned by Deputy Director of Public Works Joe Tiago. Davidoff also shares a recent video that […]

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Police Chief: Downtown Safe

April 21st, 2017 · 22 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the CT Post: “There’s absolutely no problems there,” Perez said. “Downtown is one of the safest places in Bridgeport.”

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City To Launch Anti-Litter Campaign

April 21st, 2017 · 16 Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Joseph Ganim with neighborhood community leaders, residents, local business owners and volunteers  will launch Bridgeport’s anti-litter campaign ‘Park City Pickin’ It Up.’ This is a city-wide and community initiative, in conjunction with the City’s “War on Blight,” that focuses on the beautification of the city and overall quality of […]

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‘Mr. Mayor, You Got Your Second Chance, Now Pass It On’

April 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner writes in a commentary that appeared first in the Connecticut Post Mayor Joe Ganim must extend his second-chance message to city students. As a potential candidate in the 2015 mayoral race, I observed two amazing phenomena: how readily the minority community overlooked the egregious transgressions of a man who once […]

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Corruption Fighter Chris Mattei Eyes Run For Governor

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He locked up John Rowland on campaign finance charges, prosecuted others for public corruption and went after Wall Street profiteers as a federal prosecutor, now Chris Mattei, a Bridgeport attorney who lives in Hartford, is exploring a Democratic run for governor in what is shaping up as a crowded field on both sides of the […]

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