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How Will City Retrieve Ganim’s Stolen SUV?

September 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Tahoe is supposedly a “pool” car assigned to the office of Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes and shared by different employees. That is the same John Gomes who, earlier this year, had a key role in cost-cutting measures to trim the budget, from layoffs to … wait for it […]

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Parziale Sums It Up

September 27th, 2016 · 24 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement

OIB friend, past CC member and past council president Lisa Parziale comments on the state of Bridgeport city management by both the mayor and City Council, and encourages others to get involved to fix the problems. December 2015 ended two terms of leadership under former Mayor Bill Finch, and the torch was then passed to […]

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Rowland, Corrupt Former Governor, Back To BOP #15623-014

September 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · News and Events

At least he got his old number back. Did he disappoint his old cellies from PA? From Ken Dixon, CT Post: Rowland’s bid to overturn a 30-month prison sentence for campaign fraud was a long shot for the former popular governor, who resigned in the middle of his third four-year term in 2004 amid a […]

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Bridgeport NAACP: Black Officer Not Treated Like Other Cops

September 27th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city’s NAACP branch said the federal government may have to monitor Bridgeport’s Finest to prevent discrimination against minority cops. NAACP officials say they are frustrated with the handling of a racist letter controversy involving prominent black police Lt. Lonnie Blackwell. Blackwell stands accused of conspiring to circulate a phony […]

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Bridgeport Correctional Officers Plan To Open Billiard Parlor

September 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: Four Bridgeport correctional officers plan to open a billiard parlor downtown next month in the former Citytrust building. City resident Neelton Gooden said he learned to play pool several years ago and “fell in love with it.” But he was tired of having to go out of town for […]

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$1 Million For Bridgeport Youth Club Unaccounted For

September 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Seems the city isn’t the only one that can’t keep track of money. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Where’s the money? McCarthy was concerned when told Keeley could not account for the city’s full $980,000 purchase payment to Orcutt. “It’s important they figure out what happened to the money,” he said. Richard Saxl, the attorney […]

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Terry O’Connor Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 24th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Jim Shay, CT Post: Terry O’Connor, executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center, has been named the 2017 Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. [...] “It’s an honor to be named ringmaster and follow in the footsteps of 68 other distinguished Ringmasters, especially Herman Steinkraus, creator of the Barnum Festival and […]

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Bridgeport First Responders Get Narcan After 400 Percent Jump In ODs

September 23rd, 2016 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Frank Juliano, CT Post: City firefighters are administering naloxone hydrochloride, commonly known as Narcan, an average of twice a day to bring overdose victims back from the brink of death. [...] “We wish we didn’t have this problem, but we do, and it’s not just Bridgeport, it’s all over the country,” Ganim said. “People […]

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