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Revamped Casino Resort Bill Passes Key Legislative Committee

March 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What appeared dead is still alive. The state legislature’s Public Safety Committee by a 22-3 vote Friday afternoon approved a bill that calls for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play as the host city for a waterfront gaming facility. What changed? The original bill called for scrapping last year’s approval by the legislature for […]

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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Stafstrom Pushes Revitalization Zone Protections

March 5th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning

From State Rep. Steve Staftsrom: Black Rock NRZ President Scott Burns and former president Joe Ianniello came to the Capitol today to testify in favor of H.B. 5283 which would provide legal defense and indemnify to residents who volunteer to serve on neighborhood revitalization zone committees.

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“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”–Union Workers Rally MGM Gaming Proposal

February 28th, 2018 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Roaring like a grappler who has one last fight in him, Bridgeport’s just-turned 82-year-old political and labor warrior State Senator Ed Gomes stepped on the podium of an East End events hall, not far from the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area where MGM Resorts proposes a $675 million waterfront casino destination projected to create 7,000 jobs. Addressing […]

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Wheels Turn In Casino Positioning

February 15th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A public hearing regarding a request for proposals for a commercial gaming facility is scheduled for March 8 in Hartford as the plot thickens for an open casino process driven by MGM Resorts that proposes a $675 million waterfront casino in the city and pushback from the state’s two tribal nations that enjoy a gaming monopoly in […]

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These Guys Know All About Wild Nights–Bad Slugs Rock

February 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This sure beats political karaoke. Mike DeSalvo, lead guitar; Ken Dixon, electric mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ralph Hohman, vocals, guitar; Pat Quinn, drums; John Alcott, bass; Mike Daly, keyboards. Who are these ancient minstrels rocking to Wild Nights at The Windmill in Stratford? They’re scribes, editors, wordsmiths at the Connecticut Post. They’re The Bad Slugs. What […]

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Cop Cleared In Jayson Negron Death

January 26th, 2018 · 59 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From State’s Attorney Maureen Platt:  “Jayson Negron died tragically on May 9, 2017, after being shot by Officer James Boulay. However, in light of the foregoing, Officer James Boulay reasonably believed that the use of deadly force was necessary to defend himself from the use of deadly force–that being the Subaru operated by Jayson Negron. […]

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‘Building A Bench In Bridgeport’–Constance Vickers Honored As Connecticut Young Dem Of Year

January 15th, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Building a Bridgeport bench. That’s a battle cry of Constance Vickers, president of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats, to galvanize a new generation of city activists and leaders. The work of Vickers and her young allies enjoys some early results on the City Council. On Saturday the Connecticut Young Democrats recognized Vickers the Female Young Democrat […]

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