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Nurse Assists Residents During Fire

June 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local.

Jasmine, a registered nurse who was on Grand Street to check on a patient spotted a fire at 650/652 Grand Street on the second floor. She began knocking on doors getting everyone out of the building. One man was attempting to put the fire out with a pan, she convinced the man to leave the building and leave the fire to the firefighters. Before she knew it, Jasmine had someone’s baby in her arms which was quickly reunited with the mother. The residents attribute firefighters quick response in preventing the fire from spreading and quickly putting the fire out.

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Bar That Served Underage College Drinkers Reopens Under Conditions

June 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

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Golden Star cafe, scene of underage drinking. CT Post photo.

The Golden Star Cafe on Main Street that was shut down by the state for two months for serving more than 80 underage Sacred Heart University students and also had employed two off-duty city police officers in violation of department rules has been allowed to reopen under conditions set by the Department of Consumer Protection.
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Newton Trashes Dump Decision

June 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ernie Newton threatens lawsuit.

Ernie Newton threatens lawsuit.

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:

Ernie Newton wants to force the city to trash its plans to run the municipal dump in-house.

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Step Up, Barnum Festival Weekend!

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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From Mr. Barnum:

Saturday, June 25, Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert, Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. The Barnum Festival presents the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert at Seaside Park bandshell. Pre-concert entertainment by the Steve D’Agostino Band begins at 6:15 p.m.; concert at 7:30 followed by the Barnum Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a great evening of music. Concert and fireworks are FREE! Gates open at 5 p.m. for free seating. Concert sponsored by Elizabeth M. Pfriem.

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Ganim: More Layoffs Without Union Concessions

June 23rd, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

With a new budget year starting July 1, Mayor Joe Ganim is threatening to wield a layoff hammer if city unions don’t cough up concessions he says the city needs to close a budget deficit.
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Business Formation Workshop At Housatonic Community College

June 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will be the featured speaker at a Bridgeport Minority Business Development Agency Center workshop Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Housatonic Community College BH Room 321. She will discuss the “Business Startup Tool and general features of the online business services technology that streamlines the process for CT startups.” The MBDA comes under the umbrella of the Department of Commerce. To RSVP e-mail: mherrera@bridgeportmbdacenter.com
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Gomes Sues For Ballot Access In State Senate Primary Against Bradley, Court Hearing Next Week

June 22nd, 2016 · 31 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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Gomes seeks court relief.

UPDATE: State Senator Ed Gomes on Wednesday filed a complaint in Bridgeport Superior Court asking a state judge to place his name on the August 9 Democratic primary ballot after his candidacy application was rejected by the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State following a campaign paperwork glitch. Gomes wants to challenge party endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education. The complaint was filed against Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. See complaint here.
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Bradley, Pereira Qualify For Public Campaign Cash

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved publicly funded campaign dough for State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley and State House candidate Maria Pereira, both of whom are elected members of the Board of Education.
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