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Moore Trots Out Endorsements

October 21st, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic candidate for State Senate Marilyn Moore today released a string of endorsements from educators, gun safety advocates, government watchdog groups as well as municipal and state employee organizations. Moore faces Republican Rick Costantini, a Trumbull town councilor, in the November 4 general election. Moore defeated three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a close August Democratic […]

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Parking Concerns Raised At New Roosevelt School

October 20th, 2014 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Education Association President Rob Traber is scheduled to address the City Council Monday night regarding parking at the new Roosevelt School in the South End. In a related commentary retired city firefighter Andy Fardy raises questions about school parking. I have a question, who is in charge of designing the new schools in Bridgeport? […]

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Community Volunteers Step Up

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Imagine more than 400 people fanning out through every city neighborhood–painting churches, planting trees and cleaning parks. It happened in Bridgeport on Saturday as part of The Big Day of Serving.

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Anastasi Makes His Mark In City Hall

October 18th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

His title is City Attorney but he’s really the mayor’s attorney irrespective of who holds the office, such is Mark Anastasi’s perspective serving as the city’s chief legal counsel for more than 20 years. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has the latest on Anastasi. Arguably one of the most powerful people in City Hall, City […]

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The Speech Not Delivered (Yet)

October 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Had Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to Bridgeport Wednesday night not been preempted by Ebola outbreak business, the game plan was for Mayor Bill Finch to introduce Governor Dan Malloy for whom the president was campaigning. These things tend to be love fests and the mayor had plenty of hugs and kisses planned for the president […]

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Slater, GOP Chair, Cynical About Obama Cancellation, Claims ‘Convenient Cover Story’

October 16th, 2014 · 27 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Even though President Obama cancelled a visit to New Jersey as well to address an Ebola response, and state Democratic leaders say he will return to Connecticut, Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater questions in a statement the motive behind the president postponing his Bridgeport visit Wednesday, adding “I find this to be a convenient […]

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Finch: We’ll Spare No Cost To Protect Our Commander In Chief

October 15th, 2014 · 32 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the CT Post: Mayor Bill Finch, in a hastily called press conference, said that the city’s share of the cost of President Obama’s canceled visit is “irrelevant.”

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