From Bill Cummings, CT Post: The Bridgeport protesters were peaceful, beginning their march to the police station after prayer and reflection at the Mounty Aery Baptist Church on Frank Street. The procession was led by three men playing bongos, while marchers behind carried a large sign proclaiming “Black Lives Matter.” They moved onto Main Street […]
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July 10th, 2016 · 135 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
May 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
A young city firefighter loses his life in a car accident and his young son who suffered lacerations to his leg recovers in Bridgeport Hospital. Who knows what it’s like to put on a uniform to protect unless you’ve done it? But even those who protect are equally vulnerable to circumstances as the rest of us […]
April 15th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning
From CT Post reporter Bill Cummings: O&G Industries, one of the state’s largest construction companies, is asking the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals for permission to build a new cement and asphalt recycling plant at 92 Howard Avenue, along Cedar Creek. A public hearing is scheduled for May 10 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
January 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
A three-year-old girl died from a condo fire at 715 Frenchtown Road early Sunday morning, according to mayoral spokesman Av Harris. Firefighters say smoke detectors had been disconnected. This fire comes just days after a condo fire in the North End displaced more than 100 residents.
October 26th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, video of debate From Bill Cummings, CT Post: Mary-Jane Foster came out swinging Sunday, calling on Democratic mayoral nominee and convicted felon Joe Ganim to explain why voters should trust him to run the city again.
October 19th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Two weeks left to the general election for mayor and the refrain is consistent from every campaign camp: “I can’t wait until it’s over!” (Some of us don’t want this surreal campaign cycle to end!) Supporters of Mayor Bill Finch were saying the same thing before the September Democratic primary, just let it be over, […]
October 13th, 2015 · 35 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
With three weeks left to the general election, the seven candidates for mayor engaged in a forum on radio station WICC. CT Mirror coverage here. CT Post scribe Bill Cummings has more.
July 26th, 2015 · 77 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Following a violent weekend of shootings, Mayor Bill Finch today announced a new Civil Service list he expects will lead to the hiring of 100 new police officers within two years. Former Mayor Joe Ganim once again criticized police staffing levels.