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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Downtown’s ‘Diamond’ – Housatonic Community College Celebrates Expansion

October 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, Uncategorized

When Lowell Weicker was governor Bridgeport was a priority. Housatonic Community College had for decades languished on the East Side. About 25 years ago under Weicker’s leadership the state purchased a former shopping mall at State and Lafayette and relocated HCC to that Downtown location while also transferring the Troop G State Police Barracks from Westport to […]

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Candidates Blast Message Straight To Voters Via Social Media

October 21st, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics, Uncategorized

Persuading voters to polls requires every possible appeal. In Bridgeport, and most other places, this is the new way of doing things, candidates behind a camera phone – or in this case State Rep. Chris Rosario – blasting out a get-out-the-vote message this weekend via Facebook a few weeks from the Nov. 6 general election. Rosario, in […]

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Lamont: I’ll Be Back As Governor

October 21st, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes, all on the November 6 ballot, joined Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday in the East End, a neighborhood rich with Democratic voters.

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Rejected–State Election Watchdog Investigates Bradley’s Use Of Law Firm In Senate Race

October 19th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Update: SEEC rejected Bradley application. Embroiled in an investigation by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Democratic State Senate nominee Dennis Bradley will likely find out Friday afternoon if his $95,000 public campaign grant will be approved for the general election, or something worse, just a few weeks away. SEEC investigators are looking into allegations that […]

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Following Floods, Ganim Surveys Damaged Homes

October 19th, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday toured the water-damaged home of Sheila Ortiz on Renwick Place along the flood-ravaged Rooster River in the Brooklawn section of the West Side. Flash flooding from nearly seven inches of rain on September 25 swelled her basement with water to the top of the residential stairs and totaled her vehicle. Some […]

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Justice, After Van Crushed For Parts

October 17th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Citizen watchdog John Marshall Lee is like a chihuahua nipping at the heels of public officials to do the right thing. His persistence, with an assist from East End City Councilman Ernie Newton, has prevailed upon Police Chief AJ Perez to reimburse a woman whose van was dubiously towed and subsequently crushed for parts. How […]

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Councilwoman Martinez Charges Minutes Of Meetings Inaccurate

October 17th, 2018 · 11 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Do transcripts of City Council committee meetings contradict the minutes recorded by the secretarial services group hired by the City Clerk’s Office that preserves council records? City Councilwoman Enedia Martinez, a member of the Ordinance Committee, asserts that’s the case declaring “My review reveals that the minutes in many instances do not accurately reflect what […]

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Harding’s Sheena Graham Shines As Connecticut’s Teacher Of Year

October 16th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

Resilient, resourceful, creative, Harding High School’s Sheena Graham on Tuesday was named Connecticut’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that Mrs. Sheena Graham, a performing arts and choir teacher at Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, […]

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