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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

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Tiger cubs born at zoo.

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 Zoo.
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House Speaker: No Casino Without Federal Approval

April 18th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

One day after Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen cautioned against building an East Windsor casino operated by the state’s tribal nations, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz declared that a new casino in Connecticut will not be built anywhere without federal approval.
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Rev. Stallworth Back In The Ganim Fold–Assisting With Minority Police Recruitment

April 17th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

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Charlie Stallworth at podium for Ganim fundraiser in 2015. Sue Katz photo.

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early Joe Ganim appointee who left city service about a year ago after a falling-out with the mayor, has returned as a consultant to the Civil Service Office with the task of recruiting minority candidates for an upcoming police test. He’ll be paid $2,500 for the next month with a push to attract more Bridgeport residents. Stallworth’s new role helps to rehabilitate Ganim’s relationship with Stallworth, a city minister, while beefing up a gubernatorial campaign message seeking minority support.
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Jepsen Opinion A Blow To Tribes’ East Windsor Casino

April 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror:

Attorney General George Jepsen strongly warned the legislature Tuesday against allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly develop a casino in East Windsor without the approval of the U.S. Interior Department, a condition of the 2017 law permitting the project to compete with MGM Springfield.

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Bronin Bails On Guber Bid, Ganim Sees Opening

April 16th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

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Luke Bronin with Dan Malloy. CT Mirror photo.

About four weeks from the Democratic Party convention, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, whose city received a controversial financial bailout from Governor Dan Malloy, has ended his bid to replace Malloy who’s not seeking reelection.
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Forum Update On Downtown Theater Development

April 16th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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Artist rendering of Downtown theater proposal.

The city’s selected developer to revitalize the long-shuttered Downtown theaters will host a forum on Tuesday to explain the development process and timeline that includes restoration of the Majestic and a major housing component. It will take place 3 p.m. at Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street. Contractors and suppliers are invited. The forum will be presented by the city’s Small & Minority Business Office.
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OIB Poll: Republican Or Democrat For Governor?

April 16th, 2018 · 16 Comments · State Politics

In May Republicans and Democrats will conduct party conventions followed by August primaries before the general election. In a generic ballot for governor do you support the Republican or Democrat?

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Highlights Of Comey Interview

April 16th, 2018 · 22 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In case you missed the ABC News George Stephanopoulos interview with former FBI Director James Comey, check out video highlights. Full transcript of interview here.

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