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Entries Tagged as 'Andre Baker'

Lighting Up The Avenue, A Grocery Store And Much More Planned For East End Food Desert

September 26th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Could it finally be the East End’s time? A local developer with deep roots in the East End joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials on Wednesday to announce plans for a 30,000-square foot buildout that will include a grocery store, Optimus Health Care facility, a pharmacy, restaurants, hair salon and laundromat, all adjacent to a […]

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FaithActs Hosts Candidate Meet And Greet

August 11th, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News release from FaithActs for Education FaithActs for Education, a Bridgeport-based nonprofit organization, launched their 2018 get out the vote (GOTV) efforts with a non-partisan candidate meet and greet event. 19 candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate, treasurer, attorney general, state senate, and state representative offices attended and had the opportunity to address more […]

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Hanks A Lot! Incumbent Stallworth Loses Endorsement To Insurgent Shante Hanks

May 23rd, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth has been beaten back twice in a matter of days. On Saturday his long-shot candidacy for lieutenant governor running with Democrat Guy Smith was derailed at the Democratic Party convention. Tuesday night he faced an immediate concern after members of the Democratic Town Committee in the State House district Stallworth has represented for […]

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State House Approves Gaming Bill, Advances To Senate

May 5th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

By a 77-73 margin on Friday the State House approved a bill that allows an open, competitive process for a commercial casino in Connecticut that includes a $675 million waterfront gaming destination proposed by MGM. The bill now goes on to the State Senate in the last days of the legislative session. Even if it […]

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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City Receives Car Tax Reimbursement Money From State

April 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 News release from city’s legislative delegation: The city of Bridgeport is slated to receive $3.1 million in supplemental car tax reimbursement money after the Bridgeport legislative delegation fought to secure the release of the funds from the state Office of Policy and Management.

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Revamped Casino Resort Bill Passes Key Legislative Committee

March 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What appeared dead is still alive. The state legislature’s Public Safety Committee by a 22-3 vote Friday afternoon approved a bill that calls for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play as the host city for a waterfront gaming facility. What changed? The original bill called for scrapping last year’s approval by the legislature for […]

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Stafstrom Pushes Revitalization Zone Protections

March 5th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning

From State Rep. Steve Staftsrom: Black Rock NRZ President Scott Burns and former president Joe Ianniello came to the Capitol today to testify in favor of H.B. 5283 which would provide legal defense and indemnify to residents who volunteer to serve on neighborhood revitalization zone committees.

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