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Rosario Urges Fair Funding Of School Choice

March 20th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Education, News and Events

Declaring “Connecticut’s schools of choice change thousands of lives in and beyond Bridgeport, and open thousands of doors for our state’s neediest students,” State Rep. Chris Rosario on Monday joined charter school advocates and parents at the State Capitol urging fair funding for “public schools of choice including public charter schools and magnet schools.”

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House Intelligence Hearing Into Russia–Hurt Clinton, Help Trump–No Evidence To Support Trump Wiretap Claim

March 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events

The House intelligence committee begins hearings Monday into Russia’s role in cybersecurity breaches at the Democratic National Committee, as well as President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor had authorized a wiretap of Trump Tower. FBI Director James Comey and Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, testify.

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Free Electronic Recycling

March 20th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Joseph Ganim today is reminding residents that the City of Bridgeport offers free electronic recycling six days a week. Bridgeport residents may bring their unwanted electronics to the Bridgeport Recycling and Transfer Station located at 475 Asylum Street, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and […]

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Let’s Eat! And Celebrate 40 Years Of Bloodroot

March 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Restaurants come and go, then there’s Bloodroot in Black Rock whose reputation for touching the pleasure center of diners, with good taste in books too, extends far beyond the city limits. Congrats to Noel Furie, Selma Miriam and all those who make the vegetarian restaurant and feminist bookstore a special place. Anniversary celebrations this week. […]

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Man Dies From Gunshot To Head In North End

March 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Days from his 19th birthday, Gregory Francilme died Saturday night after he was shot in the head outside an apartment complex on Bretton Street in the North End. Police have a suspect in custody. The victim’s birthday is Monday. Another male was also shot. He underwent surgery in St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Police say he is […]

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City Police Officer Charged With Assault Suspended

March 18th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Davon Polite, a three-year member of the Police Department, was arrested on Thursday on assault and breach of peace charges stemming from an incident last year in The Hollow. He has been suspended without pay, according to Police Chief AJ Perez.

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Who’s Jane Doe?

March 18th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Monday night’s City Council agenda includes this item: “Communication from City Attorney re: Proposed Settlement of Pending Litigation with Jane Doe, referred to Miscellaneous Matters Committee.”

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RIP. Chuck Was The Berries

March 18th, 2017 · 4 Comments · News and Events

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