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Underage SHU Students Incorrectly Charged By Police

May 29th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post An error by city police officers, compounded by a state judicial clerk, means more than 80 Sacred Heart University students ticketed for allegedly using fake IDs are facing misdemeanor charges that could leave them with criminal records.

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Party-Switching Hennessey Resigns From School Board

May 25th, 2016 · 96 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Elected as a Democrat and recently becoming a Republican, Dave Hennessey has resigned from the Board of Education. He was part of a coalition that defeated the endorsed Democrats for school board in 2013 and served as board chair. It’s been, to say the least, a contentious Board of Education in recent years.

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Firefighters Remember Jimmie Jones: Like Losing A Family Member

May 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A young city firefighter loses his life in a car accident and his young son who suffered lacerations to his leg recovers in Bridgeport Hospital. Who knows what it’s like to put on a uniform to protect unless you’ve done it? But even those who protect are equally vulnerable to circumstances as the rest of us […]

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Teen Dead In Suspected Gangland Shooting

May 14th, 2016 · 33 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Three months after he was acquitted by a jury of charges in connection with a gangland shooting on a downtown street, 18-year-old Khalil Diaz was shot to death Friday in a car in the Hollow section of the city.

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The Go-To Lawyer To Cut A Sentencing Deal Receives 30 Days For Fleecing Accused Mob Client

May 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

We live in a crazy world where good people do nutty stuff. As a young federal prosecutor Jimmy Pickerstein investigated public corruption in Bridgeport, imprisoned Hell’s Angels Danny Bifield and probed crooked cops. As a seasoned criminal defense attorney he represented Paul Pinto in the Joe Ganim federal corruption probe as well as many other wayward […]

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College Chiefs Assert City School Board Is Dysfunctional

May 9th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

When a majority on the Bridgeport Board of Education threw in the towel in the summer of 2011 and asked the Connecticut Board of Education to step in to take control of city schools, dysfunction on the local board was one reason cited. The Connecticut Supreme Court eventually reversed the decision for the state to […]

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City Government Tries To Do More With Less

May 8th, 2016 · 40 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 From Mike Mayko and Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ganim has also offered an early retirement incentive–a year of health care and $15,000 cash–to try and weed out more employees. So far, more than 40 city workers have applied. Still, Ganim has also been criticized for finding jobs for some of his campaign loyalists …

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When An Idiot Acts, Let’s Oblige The Whine–GOP Chief Romano Bans Hearst Reporter From Party Convention

May 6th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Wah. Wah. Wah. Republican State Chairman J.R. Romano, who makes Pinocchio look like a truth teller, is whining about the treatment he’s received from Hearst Connecticut Media reporter Neil Vigdor. JR, how about some cheese to go with that whine?

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