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City Vote Key For Malloy Second Term

October 24th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In the closing days of a campaign you seek every advantage you can get. President Obama is scheduled to visit Bridgeport two days before the November 4 general election, in a reprise of 2010 at a location to be named, and wife Michelle will make a stop in New Haven next week for maybe a […]

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Courant Endorses Malloy

October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

 From the Hartford Courant: Mr. Malloy, 59, is something Connecticut hasn’t seen in a while, a hands-on manager who took on the serious problems facing the state. He bit off a lot, perhaps too much. He made mistakes (as all politicians do). His sharp-elbow combativeness didn’t always serve him well. But he was a leader […]

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In Closing Days, Foley Bails On Debate

October 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and petitioning candidate Joseph Visconti squared off in a debate Thursday night, but one of the issues was the person who was not there–Republican Tom Foley.

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‘Big Brother’ Concern, Parents Criticize School Visit Background Checks

October 23rd, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

The computerized security proposal to conduct instant background checks on school visitors was heavily criticized at a forum Wednesday night aided by an opinion from David McGuire, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.

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The Search For Bagley’s Replacement, GOP Urges Selection Of Steve Best For School Board

October 23rd, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre from Education Bridgeport has update on Bagley replacement protocol here John Bagley’s resignation from the Board of Education last week has members of the school board in search of a replacement. Bridgeport’s Republican Party is recommending Steve Best who came up short in an effort to win one of the three minority party […]

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Mr. Barnum’s Circus (No, Not The City Council) Is In Town

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The late great writer James G. Clark said, “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” Gee, how’d he come to that conclusion! Mr. Barnum’s circus will thrill throughout this weekend at the Webster Bank Arena. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!℠, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. […]

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Guber Debate Party At Bijou

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

AARP Connecticut is inviting the public to attend a Gubernatorial Debate Watching Party tonight (Thursday), beginning at 5:45 p.m. at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. Advance registration is required by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

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