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Fabrizi: Let’s Bring ‘Real Green To The Pockets Of Bridgeporters’–Lampoons Finch

July 8th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In a commentary first published in the Connecticut Post, former Mayor John Fabrizi contrasts his years as mayor with Bill Finch claiming “The present administration’s approach to economic progress uses a technique to show progress by color chart.” Fabrizi has formed an exploratory committee for mayor. His commentary follows: How many cities, anywhere, can boast […]

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Could Uniform-Mounted Cameras Be Police Future?

June 23rd, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Politics, Cops, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Police officers’ every move in the field could eventually be captured on uniform-mounted cameras.

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Cops Who Stomped Man In Beardsley Park Plead Guilty To Charges, Resign From Police Department

June 10th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events

UPDATE: Sounds like it was in the city’s best financial interests to move quickly to pay Orlando Lopez-Soto $198,000 to settle a lawsuit following his police stomping in Beardsley Park in 2011. Two city police officers Joseph Lawlor and Elson Morales entered guilty pleas on Tuesday to civil rights violations in federal court.

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Is The Solar Field Proposal For Seaside Park A Sweetheart Deal For UI?

February 21st, 2014 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning

Longtime Bridgeport resident Phil Smith, who directed several voter-approved revisions to the City Charter including strengthening the Parks Commissions authority, writes the city’s proposed agreement with United Illuminating to place a solar field at Seaside Park looks good on the surface, but when you break down what it means to the city financially and logistically […]

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Finch To Host Community Meeting At Beardsley Zoo

January 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: On Thursday, January 30, Mayor Bill Finch will host a community meeting regarding the planning for a new all-inclusive playground to be located in Beardsley Park, which will be accessible to children of all abilities.

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Remembering Christmas Village 1982

December 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Sweet treats and eats to all OIB friends. Christmas Village has been part of the city’s holiday fabric for more than 50 years. In 1982 it became a remarkable story for the entire country.

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