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Show Me The Money???!!!

September 25th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Financial watchdog John Marshal Lee reports on the Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department held Saturday, and questions the absence of support for education. SHOW ME THE MONEY???!!! This afternoon a “Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department” walked a few blocks from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 100 Park Ave. […]

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Terry O’Connor Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 24th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Jim Shay, CT Post: Terry O’Connor, executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center, has been named the 2017 Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. [...] “It’s an honor to be named ringmaster and follow in the footsteps of 68 other distinguished Ringmasters, especially Herman Steinkraus, creator of the Barnum Festival and […]

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Bridgeport Deserves Better: A Prayerful Demonstration

September 23rd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from FAITHACTS FOR EDUCATION: WHAT: Bridgeport Deserves Better: A Prayerful Demonstration WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:00pm WHERE: Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Ave, Bridgeport, CT WHO: FaithActs for Education, a non-partisan, faith-based organization dedicated to improving education for all children.

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Bridgeport Firefighters Swear In Two New Captains

September 23rd, 2016 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: Scott Boris (left) and Giovanni Sanzo(right), both 18-year veterans of the Bridgeport Fire Department were promoted to the rank of Captain Wednesday.

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Bridgeport First Responders Get Narcan After 400 Percent Jump In ODs

September 23rd, 2016 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Frank Juliano, CT Post: City firefighters are administering naloxone hydrochloride, commonly known as Narcan, an average of twice a day to bring overdose victims back from the brink of death. [...] “We wish we didn’t have this problem, but we do, and it’s not just Bridgeport, it’s all over the country,” Ganim said. “People […]

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State Foreclosure Numbers Still Above National Average

September 21st, 2016 · 9 Comments · News and Events

From Alexander Soule and Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: According to foreclosure statistics compiled by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Bridgeport continues to be one of the few communities in the state struggling with a high number of foreclosures. The city reported 246 foreclosure filings in 2015, the highest rate in Fairfield County and the […]

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Boy Shoots Man With Air Rifle At PT Barnum

September 20th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Cedar Attanasio, CT Post: A man was shot with an air rifle by boy half his age for the second time in as many days, according to police. Police responded to reports of a BB-gun shooting in the PT Barnum Housing community at around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

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New Cop Class Graduated Monday

September 20th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: Video of Ganim and Perez’ comments at the police recruit graduation yesterday (Sep 19, 2016). Ganim’s comments: Perez’ comments:

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