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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

City Salutes Police Officers

February 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Police Officers received some of the department’s highest honors at the department’s award ceremony this evening.

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School Board Says Sayonara To Parent Advisory Council

February 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck CT Post: “I guess its rule by coup round two in Bridgeport,” Pattis said, referencing the state take over of the school board in 2011. Pattis was among the attorneys that won a State Supreme Court reversal of the takeover.

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Why State Senate Candidate Ricky DeJesus’ Tax Delinquency Swelled

February 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus owes the city roughly $140,000 in personal property taxes. He also owed a whole bunch more in real estate taxes sold off in tax lien sales. In this story CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart explains why the city did not go after him for collection of back personal property taxes. […]

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State House Candidates Spar Over Conflicts, Taxes, Development

February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]

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Following Racist Letter, Police Department Deals With Morale Issues

February 19th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: The racist letter typed on city letterhead and distributed through the Police Department is another knock for a department rocked by the recent conviction of two of its veteran officers for an incident of police brutality known locally as the Beardsley Park Stomp.

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Racially Charged Letters To Cops Launch Probe

February 19th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: With African-American officers calling for action, State Police have launched an investigation into a racially charged letter placed in a police officer’s workplace mailbox last week.

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Have You Read The Audit?

February 19th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Unless you’re passionate about numbers, statistics, line items, surpluses, deficits and more, analyzing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report can cause eyes to glaze over quickly. Fire up the espresso machine! City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has arguably spent more time than anyone else on the planet reviewing Bridgeport government financials as a civilian taxpayer. […]

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