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Ganim’s Blight Czar Receives Pay Raise

April 25th, 2018 · 38 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Tom Coble, a seasoned political campaigner and key bridge for Mayor Joe Ganim’s urban coalition for governor, has received a pay bump in his municipal role cleaning up blighted properties. Coble has shadowed Ganim at numerous campaign events as the mayor seeks alliances to petition his way onto the Democratic primary ballot in August.

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Education Advocates Pack City Council Public Hearing For More Dough

April 25th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Another year, another public hearing, another packed City Council chambers filled by education advocates urging more money for schools. School board members, parents and educators pleaded city councilors for additional funds Tuesday night as the school system faces rising costs against state and federal grant cuts. Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 proposed budget calls for no […]

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Bada Bing In The ‘Port–Breuer And Diceman Cometh To New Comedy Club Downtown

April 20th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

No longer must you attend a City Council meeting for a good laugh in Bridgeport. Vinnie Brand‘s Stress Factory comedy club celebrates its grand opening May 2, followed by a number of funny people on tap in the initial weeks including Jim Breuer, Gary Owen and Andrew Dice Clay. Bada bing!

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House Speaker: No Casino Without Federal Approval

April 18th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

One day after Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen cautioned against building an East Windsor casino operated by the state’s tribal nations, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz declared that a new casino in Connecticut will not be built anywhere without federal approval.

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Library Dollars Shape City Budget

April 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Voter-approved library funding is now at the center of the city trying to hold the line on taxes. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:

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City Council Issues Moratorium On Sewer Fee Foreclosures

April 13th, 2018 · 62 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update, includes resolution language. If you are subject to foreclosure action by the Water Pollution Control Authority, you’ve been given a 180-day reprieve to work something out. That, at least, is the perspective of the City Council that voted almost unanimously Wednesday night following a public hearing to place a moratorium on foreclosures regarding tardy sewer-fee […]

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Burton Weinstein, Legendary Civil Rights Lawyer

April 10th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Burton Weinstein, a longtime civil rights lawyer who butted heads with police departments around the state and forced a change in the way police respond to domestic violence complaints, has died. He was 89.

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Ganim’s State Of City Address Ponders State Of State

April 4th, 2018 · 11 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim Wednesday afternoon delivered the annual state of the city address to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. Grab a cup of joe, or beverage of your choice, and check out the video. CT Post coverage here.

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