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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Cummings'

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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A Stand Against Hatred And Violence–Trump Tees Up Rhetorical Mulligan After Golf Retreat

August 14th, 2017 · 11 Comments · News and Events

City officials and activists on Sunday joined more than 100 area protesters on McLevy Green in response to racial violence that included a fatal attack and injured dozens in Charlottesville, Va. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the attacks by white supremacists “domestic terrorism” in lieu of Donald Trump’s dodge to directly call out the offenders. […]

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Protest March To Police Station

July 10th, 2016 · 135 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

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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Firefighters Remember Jimmie Jones: Like Losing A Family Member

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 […]

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Some Residents Say Oh No To O&G Plant Relocation

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.

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Fire In North End Claims Infant, Smoke Detectors Not Connected

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.

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Video Of Mayoral Debate

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.

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Campaign Pain–”I Can’t Wait Until It’s Over”

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, […]

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