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Kohut Condemns Pols For Crime

June 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

2011 petitioning candidate for mayor Jeff Kohut issues this blistering commentary against the city’s political establishment following the attack of an elderly woman in Lake Forest. From Kohut: On Thursday, June 25th, at about 11 AM, an elderly woman was attacked in her home in the Lake Forest neighborhood, in Bridgeport’s North End, by a […]

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Kohut: Vote Out Status Quo

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, State Politics

Whether local, state or federal elected officials, policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says Bridgeport’s interests have not been served well by any of them. Kohut commentary: When Bridgeporters contemplate the mass shooting of nine people (resulting in the death of an innocent man) in a Bridgeport neighborhood very early in […]

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Murphy Highlights Internet Access For Low-Income Communities

June 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

From U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined State Comptroller Kevin Lembo to visit Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport and discuss efforts to expand broadband Internet access in low-income communities through Murphy’s new Broadband Adoption Act. During their visit, Murphy and Lembo met with students and school administration to listen […]

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Himes And Murphy Address Students On College Costs

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

From Congressman Jim Himes: >Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) was joined by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to meet with juniors at Fairchild Wheeler Multi-Magnet High School year to discuss the rising price of college, student loans and debt, and the College Affordability and Innovation Act, which Congressman Himes introduced in the House and Senator Murphy […]

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Blumenthal And Murphy Urge Obama To Remove Hiring Barriers For Past Offenders

May 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Sixteen states do it, big companies such as  Walmart and Home Depot as well. Asserting “Americans who have criminal histories face unreasonable barriers that prevent them from securing gainful employment, limiting their ability to care for themselves and their families,” Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are urging President Obama to “ban the […]

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Finch Praises Funds For Park

April 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined elected officials, community leaders, students, and others in thanking the U.S. Department of Interior for a $375,000 grant to build a new Johnson Oak Park adjacent to Jettie Tisdale Elementary School.

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Dollar$ For Donut$–Political Heavyweights Percolate Finch’s Campaign Warchest

March 31st, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy bolstered […]

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Murphy Joins Finch For Dowtown Tour Emphasizing Tax Credits

January 11th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Mayor Bill Finch joined other elected officials and developers today in Bridgeport to stress the importance of the federal Historic Tax Preservation Incentive Program, which is vital to ongoing improvement efforts in Bridgeport’s downtown.

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