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Christina Ayala Arrested For Fraudulent Voting Address

September 26th, 2014 · 13 Comments · News and Events

Christina Ayala

Christina Ayala

State Rep. Christina Ayala, who lost her seat covering the East Side and Hollow neighborhoods in an August primary, was arrested today on several state charges including allegedly falsifying her voting address. News release from office of Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney:

State Representative Christina “Tita” Ayala of Bridgeport was arrested today (Friday) and charged with voting in local and state elections in districts where she did not live.

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Finch Dumps Democratic Leader Santiago From Housing Authority

September 26th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

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Americo Santiago, left, with State Senator Andres Ayala.

Mayor Bill Finch has booted longtime political operative Americo Santiago from the Bridgeport Housing Authority. The housing agency has experienced turmoil the past two years including the recent resignation of director Jim Miller and prior to him Nick Calace, as well as financial irregularities uncovered by federal auditors.
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Malloy To Discuss Black Rock Business District

September 26th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy, who’s kicked up criticism of Republican opponent Tom Foley’s education proposal to strip money from failing schools, is scheduled to participate in a discussion tonight (Friday) 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library with neighborhood residents about the $500,000 state funding to enhance the Black Rock business district on Fairfield Avenue.
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Don’t Flush Your Meds

September 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, News and Events

The Police Department wants your meds. On Saturday the Community Services Division will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative with a goal of keeping kids safe and protecting the environment, accepting all expired medication, supplements, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or prescription drugs in pill or liquid form that you no longer need, according to spokesman Bill Kaempffer. The collection site will be at the Community Services Division at 1395 Sylvan Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Malloy Ad Hits Foley On Jobs

September 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Latest ad from Malloy campaign.

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The Pro And Con Of City Life, Filardi Bikes Out Of Bridgeport

September 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

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Con Filardi used to bike here.

Con Filardi could not believe what he stumbled upon 15 years ago when the attorney looked for a waterfront home, as he described in this 2002 New York Times article. Bridgeport, more specifically the breathtaking views of St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, became his home. No more. Once active in many things Bridgeport, Filardi moved out of the city last week for Stamford, disillusioned, according to this essay by John Marshall Lee, a neighbor in Black Rock.

Another retired friend departed Bridgeport this week. And not by way of the CT Post obituary pages either, thank the Lord. He came to Bridgeport from Greenwich by accident more than a dozen years ago.

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Dems Claim Foley Plagiarized Urban Agenda, Foley Says Phooey, Courant: ‘Wording Identical To Passages Previously Posted On Internet’

September 25th, 2014 · 15 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Is it plagiarism or borrowing? Democrats say Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley plagiarized his urban agenda he released on Wednesday, saying in a statement “it appears that they are plagiarized–word for word, sentence for sentence–from other sources.”
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