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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

‘Mr. Mayor, You Got Your Second Chance, Now Pass It On’

April 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner writes in a commentary that appeared first in the Connecticut Post Mayor Joe Ganim must extend his second-chance message to city students. As a potential candidate in the 2015 mayoral race, I observed two amazing phenomena: how readily the minority community overlooked the egregious transgressions of a man who once […]

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Man Shot Dead Downtown

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Cedar Atanasio, CT Post: A Stamford man in his 20s was shot dead across from McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday morning.

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Slot Action Proposed As Solution To Gaming Expansion

April 17th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport resident Tom Kelly, a follower of state gaming trends for decades, has submitted written testimony to the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee urging expansion of slot machines into the state’s existing licensed parimutuels including one in Bridgeport. He asserts doing so will not violate the state’s gaming compact with the tribal nations that is a […]

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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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Ganim Touts New Energy In City

April 10th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday delivered the city’s annual address to the business community highlighting projects created under his predecessor Bill Finch as well as new ones since his return to office 16 months ago. See video above.

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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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Services Set For Elizabeth Pfriem

April 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Funeral services for community philanthropist Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem, former publisher of the Bridgeport Post-Telegram newspapers, will take place Saturday, 11 a.m. in the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.

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Scoring Lower Than Bridgeport Public Schools, Charter School Faces Probation

April 4th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The Bridge Academy, one of the state’s first charter schools, is expected to be put on probation Wednesday when the state considers renewing its charter.

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