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Marching? Circus Moves Into The White House

January 21st, 2017 · 47 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The Trump presidency has begun with the most powerful person on the planet debating the size of his inaugural crowd. Hmmm, sounds like the Barnum & Bailey Circus hasn’t closed. It simply moved into the White House. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands are protesting. See New York Times coverage here.

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Senator Moore Fumes Over Ganim’s Trump Schmooze

January 18th, 2017 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore who was reelected overwhelmingly in 2016 without the support of Mayor Joe Ganim declared Tuesday night that Ganim cozying up to Donald Trump means he has “turned his ear and back on the people that elected him.”

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Former Police Chief Chapman Returns To Overtime, Staffing Challenges

January 17th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Struggling with health issues and a long commute to the city, former Police Chief Wilbur Chapman who serves as a public safety consultant has resurfaced following a lengthy non-paid absence. Mayor Joe Ganim hired Chapman in December 2015 to serve as police department hatchet man and reel in overtime that’s gotten out of control once […]

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The Egress For Mr. Barnum’s Circus

January 16th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Just about everything and everyone has a shelf life. Even the circus started by P.T. Barnum–Bridgeport mayor, philanthropist, business impresario–the single greatest contributor to Bridgeport’s history. Kenneth Feld, chief executive of the company that produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced it will close in May, writing on the company website “ticket sales have […]

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Downtown Entertainment District Progressing

January 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The area around McLevy Green Downtown is growing a brighter face with building renovations, new housing units and ongoing construction for a German beer hall and comedy club scheduled to open this summer.

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Ganim Will Attend Trump Inaugural

January 13th, 2017 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim will attend more next week in Washington DC than just the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Donald Trump’s inauguration is also on his list. The Republican president-elect and the Democratic mayor of Connecticut’s most populous city became friendly in the 1990s when Trump viewed Bridgeport as development potential.

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Dan The New Man For Frisbie Pies

January 13th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It all started in 1871, when William Frisbie baked five-cent pies from a house on Kossuth Street on the East Side and delivered them by horse and wagon. Company employees flinged the heavy metal pie tins during breaks, many finding the bottom of the Pequonnock River. Yale students got in on the fun too and […]

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Balancing Police Overtime Bucks

January 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s the brutal reality of police department finances: keep overtime down. Well, until a major crime event occurs and city leaders must balance public outcry with fiscal prudence. That’s when the area is saturated with extra patrols and investigators. It costs money. And, by the way, we’re understaffed. Translation: more overtime. And so it goes. […]

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