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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

Himes Addresses Victims Of Trump’s Stockholm Syndrome Presidency

February 23rd, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Is the bar so low for Donald Trump’s presidency that it’s caused a perverted form of Stockholm Syndrome for a majority of Americans? Will just a mundane act be perceived as an astonishing accomplishment? Wednesday night Congressman Jim Himes greeted a passionately friendly crowd in a packed City Council Chambers to address their fears about […]

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Is The Train A Gain For City?

February 17th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a commentary published first by the CT Post, commuter advocate Jim Cameron wonders if the brakes should be slammed on the proposed $300 million train station for the East Side advanced under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch. Note to Cameron: Bridgeport was never called the “Brass City” (although Bridgeport Brass was located there) and […]

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Step Right Up! Former BarFest Ringmaster Mark Lauretti Running For Governor

February 15th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and a strong story to tell about a mega grand list that has kept taxes down, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti says he will formally announce his candidacy for governor next month joining a potentially large Republican field for the 2018 gubernatorial cycle. Lauretti was elected mayor in 1991, the same […]

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The Dollars And Cents Of Taxpayer Investments

February 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget

Fiscal bloodhound John Marshall Lee spends days and nights examining financial reports to raise questions about spending justification. Does a purchase jibe with what’s good for city taxpayers? He addresses a number of issues in this commentary including his take on City Hall’s consideration to relocate the statue of electrical pioneer Lewis Latimer. From Lee:

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What’s A Bridge Employee?

February 10th, 2017 · 17 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The mayor’s office recently confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media that Ganim is being treated as a “bridge employee” who picked up where he left off when sworn in Dec. 1, 2015, rather than as a new hire starting at the bottom.

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Ganim Tweet Subject: ‘Using My Individual Voice To Support Those Who Live In Fear’

February 8th, 2017 · 33 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Fairfield resident Ann McCarthy, the subject of Mayor Joe Ganim’s tweet to highlight suburban responsibility regarding sanctuary communities, works for a social service organization in Bridgeport. “Mothers, fathers, and grandparents are calling us seeking help for themselves and their children,” McCarthy wrote to the CT Post Wednesday. “That is why I attended the rally. To use […]

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School Board Declares Safe Haven For Students

February 8th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck: Declaring a state directive to protect immigrant students not enough, the city school board on Tuesday voted to declare its district a safe haven for all students.

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Ganim To Suburbanites: If You Care, Practice What You Preach (Home)

February 8th, 2017 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday issued a message through his Twitter feed putting suburbanites on notice: “If we care about the most vulnerable, suburbans must help, not criticize us for not doing enough.”

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