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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

School Board Monday Night Fight Over Lighthouse Program

May 23rd, 2017 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

pic.twitter.com/G7ZfecJDuv — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) May 23, 2017 If you’re bored with the Board of Education, it wasn’t so boring Monday night. The nine-member body got into quite an exchange over an eventual vote that failed to overturn a $500,000 rental fee charged to the city’s Lighthouse program for after school and summer programs that […]

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Paris: Cops See The Best And Worst Of Humanity And Everything In Between

May 21st, 2017 · 19 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Chuck Paris, president of the Bridgeport Police union, has seen a lot in his years on the force as well as the roughly 400 others who currently put on a uniform. In this commentary that first appeared in the CT Post, Paris shares his perspective on the death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron in a police-involved […]

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The Show Goes On, Saluting Mr. Barnum’s Impact On Bridgeport

May 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

People think the final performance of Mr. Barnum’s circus will take place on Sunday in Uniondale, New York. Do not despair circus fans, it will not die, it has simply relocated into the White House. Hmmm, what would P.T. say about that?

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Buying Time, Ganim Vetoes Budget

May 19th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When was the last time a Bridgeport mayor vetoed the city budget waiting on the state to get its act together? That’s what Mayor Joe Ganim has done to buy time as the state legislature works its way toward a state budget negotiating an ocean of red ink. The budget year starts July 1.

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A ‘Welcoming’ Sanctuary City

May 15th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: After three months of wrangling over intent and language, the City Council Monday passed a resolution declaring Bridgeport a “welcoming” place for immigrants–legal and undocumented–in the face of more aggressive federal deportation efforts.

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A Teacher’s Touch, For The Hardest To Reach

May 15th, 2017 · 21 Comments · News and Events

Alex Torres, a teacher at Central High School, composed this poignant commentary about the realities of a classroom following the police-involved shooting death of teenager Jayson Negron. The commentary first appeared in the CT Post. Today I didn’t teach my curriculum and instead had a talk with every class about what happened last night.

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Chief Perez: I Will Never Allow That To Happen Again

May 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the CT Post: One of the most upsetting aspects of the shooting of Jayson Negron by a police officer was the way his body was treated.

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Ouch! Malloy Slashes Bridgeport Slot Take

May 11th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy’s deficit-mitigation plan to the state legislature may cause more financial pain for municipalities for the budget year ending June 30, including slashing $1.9 million due Bridgeport from the tribal casino slot take. If it goes through it could cause belt tightening for the city to avoid a year-ending deficit with just seven […]

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