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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Dragone Hits Skids On Bad Check Arrest, Car Dealership Closed

December 17th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Carmen “Mimi” Dragone who recently told the Connecticut Post the closure of a family-run used car business on Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock was due to an employee embezzlement about a year ago was arrested Wednesday afternoon by members of the city’s Financial Crimes Unit for allegedly issuing two bad checks.

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Police Seize BMW Involved In Fatality

December 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Bridgeport Police have seized a white BMW X3 sport utility vehicle that is believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Dec. 4 on Boston Avenue.

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Garth: Jack McGregor The Most Attractive Candidate I Ever Handled

December 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Legendary political guru David Garth passed away on Monday. As his New York Times obituary points out, he was an innovator, a godfather of campaign consultants, having furthered the elections of New York City mayors John Lindsay, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. He was the media brain behind New York governors Hugh Carey […]

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Hennessey Fills School Board Committee Assignments

December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

As the Board of Education searches for a school chief to replace interim Fran Rabinowitz and examines the proposed construction for a new Harding High School, newly elected chairman Dave Hennessey has made his assignments to key committees.

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Family, Police Seek Help In Hit-And-Run Death

December 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Frank Juliano, CT Post: Michael Agyei, 11, knows what he’d like for Christmas–the same thing his dad and his older brother and sister want–information to police trying to solve his mother’s hit-and-run death.

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City Council To Act On $90 Million Request For Poop System Upgrade

December 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sewage treatment isn’t cheap and the city’s still trying to modernize its two facilities processing sludge from an antiquated infrastructure. The City Council Monday night at 7 at City Hall, according to the posted agenda, will take up a Budget and Appropriations Committee report approving financing of $90,370,000 for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction […]

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Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.

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