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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

Russo Predicts Sobering Legal Outcome For Liquor Store

May 24th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Just inside the Bridgeport line, across the street from a Fairfield restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, the Zoning Board of Appeals has approved an application for a package store that opponents argue violates state law. The applicant hired Bridgeport land use guru Chuck Willinger to make the presentation to the ZBA. One […]

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Pastor Bennett: Racial Divide Makes Us Black And Blue

May 24th, 2015 · 14 Comments · News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Sunday edition of the Connecticut Post, Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, writes about the poor condition of race relations in America, asserting “black and white fears are compounded with blue fear as lived out by many law enforcement agencies.” In the aftermath of Freddy […]

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Flats Looks To Lift Joe’s Comeback

May 23rd, 2015 · 36 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Former Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto is supporting Joe Ganim’s comeback for mayor, joining the retired FBI agent who put Joe in the joint. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more. Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim is looking to forge an armor of respectability for himself as he attempts to reclaim the job he lost in […]

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Moore And Gomes Deck Mixed Martial Arts Blood Bath

May 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · News and Events

Former State Senator, now state motor vehicle commissioner, Andres Ayala promoted legislation to allow the Mixed Martial Arts blood spectacles at the Webster Bank Arena. With Ayala behind the wheel of the DMV, the state senators representing Bridgeport, Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, have counted it out.

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Finch Fumed After Tax Break Rejection By City Council, Castillo: No Harm, No Foul

May 20th, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning

City government and politics can sometimes be a contact sport when passions run high, but things got a little too physical two weeks ago, according to several City Council members, after the legislative body torpedoed a tax abatement deal advanced by Mayor Bill Finch. Councilman Bob Halstead, a Finch critic, declared at the start of […]

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‘Vitality And Momentum’ For East Side Development

May 20th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post the principals of the Miami-based RCI Group Robert Christoph Sr. and Robert Christoph Jr. highlight redevelopment progress on the East Side. The Steelpointe Harbor has always been focused on creating employment and economic opportunities while at the same time invigorating and developing Bridgeport’s waterfront. After […]

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The Politics Of Police Staffing Levels

May 18th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Who’ll win the public safety argument in the mayoral election? Some of it depends on whether the dog days of summer bite with violent crime. Police strength is down with more potential retirements on the horizon.

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Finch Unveils Pleasure Beach Walking Tour

May 17th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch unveiled a historic walking tour at Pleasure Beach–which is a 71-acre barrier island that opened to the public last summer for the first time in 18 years–that will launch when the island officially opens on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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