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Library Board Can’t Catalog Hughes

May 4th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Library, News and Events

The Bridgeport Library Board has gone back and forth about Director Scott Hughes: keep him, fire him, lend him out? Will they ever turn the page?

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State Senate Approves Restructuring Of Public Safety Pension Payments

May 4th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Today (Wednesday) is the last day of the legislative session in Hartford. What happens there has huge impact on what happens with the weary budget of Connecticut’s most populous city. The State Senate Tuesday night at the urging of State Senator Ed Gomes voted to allow the city to delay public safety pension payments to […]

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Tony Barr Barred From Mayor’s Office

May 3rd, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: The former mayoral candidate, accused of threatening to shoot Mayor Joseph Ganim, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree breach of peace.

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Officials Tout Diversity In Police Class

May 1st, 2016 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Alex Gecan, CT Post Though the city is nearly evenly split between white, black and Hispanic residents, the police department does not boast many top-level officers who are not white. Of four deputy chiefs, three are white and one Hispanic. Seven of 10 captains are white. Nearly three-quarters of lieutenants and two-thirds of sergeants […]

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Finally, The City Council Has Its Own Bean Counter

April 24th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Operating in financial darkness for decades, the Bridgeport City Council has finally hired its own budget analyst to help navigate a $560 million proposed budget, instead of relying on bean counters from the executive branch of government. Wow, a novel approach to checks and balances in government.

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Donald One Day, Hillary The Next

April 23rd, 2016 · 7 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

Donald Trump visited Bridgeport on Saturday, Hillary Clinton arrives Sunday in back-to-back presidential candidate visits. When was the last time that happened? While Ganim is supporting Clinton, he made a quick visit to greet Trump at the Klein Memorial rally. Bernie Sanders supporters can see him in New Haven.

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Mercury Rises Over Suds Flap

April 21st, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A City Council “informational session” on changing zoning rules controlling liquor sales threatened to turn into a rowdy bar brawl Wednesday night.

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Education Advocates Urge More School Dough

April 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Alex Gecan: >More than 200 Bridgeport residents had shown up by the time the public hearing convened at City Hall, and dozens more filtered in as parents and teachers took their three-minute turns at the lectern. Men, women and children holding placards and signs stood in the eaves after all the […]

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