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Stooge Politics–Maria Piranha Takes A Bite Out Of City Clerk Lydia Martinez

April 21st, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira, former Democratic district leader in the Upper East Side and the self-styled piranha of city politics, does not hold back in this commentary castigating political rebellion in her neighborhood. The 138th District is under complete assault by Mario Testa, Mayor Ganim and City Clerk Lydia Martinez.

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Forum On Downtown Plans

April 21st, 2018 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From the Downtown Special Services District: The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District, along with partners Bridgeport Generation Now and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, is hosting Creating Community, a town hall event to encourage conversation about upcoming and current development projects happening in downtown Bridgeport. Tuesday, April 24th from 5:30-8:00pm at Read’s Artspace at 1042 Broad Street.

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Bada Bing In The ‘Port–Breuer And Diceman Cometh To New Comedy Club Downtown

April 20th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

No longer must you attend a City Council meeting for a good laugh in Bridgeport. Vinnie Brand‘s Stress Factory comedy club celebrates its grand opening May 2, followed by a number of funny people on tap in the initial weeks including Jim Breuer, Gary Owen and Andrew Dice Clay. Bada bing!

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Crickets: One Is The Loneliest Number At Budget Public Hearing

April 20th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

So, a grand total of one–yes, one–spoke Thursday night at the public hearing on the general budget in City Council chambers. And that one person was Bassick High School teacher Annie McDermott who delivered a passionate plea to improve conditions at the physically challenged high school. Annie was encouraged to return next week for the […]

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WPCA Weighs City Council Moratorium On Foreclosures–Lopez, Klein Scrutinize Collection Practices

April 20th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A special meeting of the Water Pollution Control Authority is scheduled to take place Friday afternoon regarding the City Council’s 180-day moratorium on foreclosures. The authority will hear a presentation by the City Attorney’s Office where foreclosure action is initiated. It raises a question: what happens when the will of the council bumps against the […]

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Ganim: Require Holocaust, Genocide Studies

April 20th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In a commentary that first appeared in the New Haven Independent, Mayor Joe Ganim, a Democratic candidate for governor, proposes the required teaching of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In August of 1939, just a week before launching an all-out invasion of Poland, Adolf Hitler reiterated his orders to Nazi military commanders to “send to the […]

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Mattei And Moore Roundtable On Foreclosures To Be Rescheduled

April 19th, 2018 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News advisory from Attorney General candidate Chris Mattei. Update from campaign: “Due to additional interest from impacted families who would like to share their stories, we are postponing (Friday’s) meeting about the WPCA to allow more voices to participate in the conversation. We will have an update shortly on the new date, time, and location.”

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Welcome To The Jungle: Tiger Cubs, Pols And OIB’s 10th Anniversary Party At The Zoo Coming Soon

April 18th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

They are 50 pounds and growing, perhaps reaching adulthood 500 pounds as the largest cat in the world. It’s rare that a zoo can feature two Siberian tigers born in captivity, but that’s what happened on Wednesday as hundreds lined up for the coming-out event for the cubs born several months ago at Connecticut’s Beardsley […]

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