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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Lining Up Spicy Characters In The Nutmeg State

April 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart profiles my new book Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. OIB readers are welcome to attend my book signing May 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Barnum Museum. If you’re dying to buy it now, we won’t say no, order your book here.

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Does Marilyn Want Moore Than State Senate?

April 6th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

She’s an establishment fighter who does not suck up to the party fat cats, and won reelection overwhelmingly against a party insider in a Democratic primary. State Senator Marilyn Moore is fielding encouraging words to run for Bridgeport’s top municipal office in 2019, but is running for mayor worth the citywide hassle without the public […]

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City Cites Meter Issues Downtown

April 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: City Hall is trying to put the genie back in the bottle–er–parking meter.

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Settlement Of Lonnie Blackwell’s Discrimination Lawsuit On City Council Agenda, Ganim To Submit Budget

March 30th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The agenda for Monday night’s City Council meeting includes a “Communication from City Attorney re: Proposed Settlement of Pending Litigation with Lonnie Blackwell, referred to Miscellaneous Matters Committee.” The issue stems from a federal discrimination lawsuit filed more than three years ago in which Blackwell, former head of the Guardians minority police organization, claims he […]

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Trump, Ganim Featured In Wheelhouse Of WNPR

March 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events

CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart and your favorite whipping boy were guests Wednesday morning on WNPR’s Wheelhouse show hosted by John Dankosky and Colin McEnroe. We talked Trump, Ganim, OIB, sanctuary cities, casinos, parking meters, the budget, taxes, public safety, Lowell Weicker and other stuff.

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Religious Leaders On City Council Split Over ‘Sanctuary City’

March 9th, 2017 · 93 Comments · City Council, News and Events

While City Council members sort through designating Bridgeport a sanctuary city that is opposed by Mayor Joe Ganim, two church leaders on the legislative body have differing views.

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Confronting City’s New ‘RoboCops’

March 8th, 2017 · 41 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez’s patience meter for the city’s new Downtown parking meters has run out. She writes in a commentary “patrons of downtown businesses are given tickets without ever being told, warned, advised or otherwise notified that pulling over into an empty space for more than 5 minutes will result in a […]

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Municipal ID Cards Delayed

March 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration has found a new reason to delay issuing municipal identity cards to undocumented immigrants and others who call Connecticut’s largest city home. President Donald J. Trump.

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