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Deadly Bar Fight In Black Rock Leads To 11th Homicide

August 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

A fight between two men early Saturday morning outside Chubby’s Bar & Grill in Black Rock spilled out into Ash Creek leaving a man dead, according to police.
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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on the 20-member City Council.
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Black Rock, A Little Giant Vote

July 31st, 2015 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Black Rock voters are active, informed and choosy about candidates for public office. The Black Rock School voting precinct has roughly 1,500 registered Democrats, below the registration average of city polling districts, with also the highest number of registered Republicans in a GOP-challenged community. The Democratic registration may be small, but it is mighty in turnout. It could eclipse 50 percent of the vote in the September 16 primary. The other night a public safety forum took place in the neighborhood.
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Mario Testa’s ‘Respect’ Thing–Ponders Ganim, Finch, Foster, Fabrizi

July 30th, 2015 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa that he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was in a mood the evening of July 21 as he was gearing up for a trip to Italy pondering how hard he’ll pound the pavement, in lieu of his tasty veal, for Ganim upon his return. He reminisced about the old days with Ganim. Why no love for the current mayor? “He shows no respect,” said the town chairman that evening. Finch political operatives counter that respect is a two-way street.
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Vibes Celebrates 20 Years

July 30th, 2015 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Vibes Seaside 2010

Hippie fest returns. Photo courtesy of Morgan Kaolian.

Gathering of the Vibes weekend is here. For details, here.

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Fish For Career At Bass Pro Jobs Fair

July 30th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bass Pro jobs fair

Bass Pro Shops will conduct a jobs fair August 17-19 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue.

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Moore: Foster Will Clean Up Political Quicksand Choking City

July 30th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Gomes, Moore, Foster, Day

Mary-Jane Foster joined from left Senators Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore at Foster mayoral announcement. At right, retired city firefighter Donald Day.

Asserting Mary-Jane Foster “will clean up the political quicksand that chokes and prevents this city from redeveloping into what it could be,” freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore on Thursday reaffirmed her endorsement of Mary-Jane Foster for mayor, in a news release issued by the Foster campaign.
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Joemanship–Ganim Asks Malloy For State Police Support

July 29th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Kicking up the campaign rhetoric one day after Governor Dan Malloy endorsed Bill Finch for another term, former Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the governor to authorize state troopers  to supplement city police officers following an increase in gun violence. State Police stepped up when Ganim was mayor in the 1990s after a spike in violence. Troop G Barracks is located Downtown.
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