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Former Police Chief Chapman Returns To Overtime, Staffing Challenges

January 17th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Struggling with health issues and a long commute to the city, former Police Chief Wilbur Chapman who serves as a public safety consultant has resurfaced following a lengthy non-paid absence. Mayor Joe Ganim hired Chapman in December 2015 to serve as police department hatchet man and reel in overtime that’s gotten out of control once […]

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The Egress For Mr. Barnum’s Circus

January 16th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Just about everything and everyone has a shelf life. Even the circus started by P.T. Barnum–Bridgeport mayor, philanthropist, business impresario–the single greatest contributor to Bridgeport’s history. Kenneth Feld, chief executive of the company that produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced it will close in May, writing on the company website “ticket sales have […]

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Calling All Candidates, Election Calendar Set

January 15th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has released the 2017 election calendar that governs candidate eligibility for the September 12 primary and November 7 general election. The calendar covers key dates for ballot access, filing deadlines, party endorsements  and issuance of absentee ballots. See calendar here.

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Downtown Entertainment District Progressing

January 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The area around McLevy Green Downtown is growing a brighter face with building renovations, new housing units and ongoing construction for a German beer hall and comedy club scheduled to open this summer.

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City Council Resolution Calls For Residency Reporting For Elected Officials

January 14th, 2017 · 13 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes a resolution presented by three council members for a “proposed request regarding Residency Reporting for all Municipal Elected Officials, as well as Board and Commission Members.” The measure will be referred to the Ordinance Committee.

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Ganim Will Attend Trump Inaugural

January 13th, 2017 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim will attend more next week in Washington DC than just the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Donald Trump’s inauguration is also on his list. The Republican president-elect and the Democratic mayor of Connecticut’s most populous city became friendly in the 1990s when Trump viewed Bridgeport as development potential.

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OIB Poll: Is Ganim Correct To Attend Trump’s Inauguration?

January 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

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Dan The New Man For Frisbie Pies

January 13th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It all started in 1871, when William Frisbie baked five-cent pies from a house on Kossuth Street on the East Side and delivered them by horse and wagon. Company employees flinged the heavy metal pie tins during breaks, many finding the bottom of the Pequonnock River. Yale students got in on the fun too and […]

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