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Ganim Says Finch Engaging In Public Safety Public Relations Stunts

June 30th, 2015 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Calling Mayor Bill Finch’s Monday morning gun violence roundtable with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal “political theater,” former Mayor Joe Ganim asserts Finch should stop “engaging in PR stunts and take specific steps to improve public safety in Trumbull Gardens and throughout the rest of Bridgeport.” Finch’s campaign manager responded that Ganim is politicizing a tragedy.

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Kohut Condemns Pols For Crime

June 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

2011 petitioning candidate for mayor Jeff Kohut issues this blistering commentary against the city’s political establishment following the attack of an elderly woman in Lake Forest. From Kohut: On Thursday, June 25th, at about 11 AM, an elderly woman was attacked in her home in the Lake Forest neighborhood, in Bridgeport’s North End, by a […]

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Kohut: Vote Out Status Quo

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, State Politics

Whether local, state or federal elected officials, policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says Bridgeport’s interests have not been served well by any of them. Kohut commentary: When Bridgeporters contemplate the mass shooting of nine people (resulting in the death of an innocent man) in a Bridgeport neighborhood very early in […]

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Is It Bad Guys? The Guns? The Laws?

June 12th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Mayor Bill Finch and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal discussed strategies to strengthen state and federal gun laws to help keep illegal weapons off city streets.

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Finch Addresses Parking Concerns On East Side

June 7th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

After loss of parking had upset merchants on the East Side, city Communications Director Brett Broesder issues this update: This weekend, Mayor Bill Finch joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez in announcing a new off-street parking lot that will support small businesses after parking spots on the state-owned East Main Street […]

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Murphy Highlights Internet Access For Low-Income Communities

June 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

From U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined State Comptroller Kevin Lembo to visit Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport and discuss efforts to expand broadband Internet access in low-income communities through Murphy’s new Broadband Adoption Act. During their visit, Murphy and Lembo met with students and school administration to listen […]

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Blumenthal And Murphy Urge Obama To Remove Hiring Barriers For Past Offenders

May 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Sixteen states do it, big companies such as  Walmart and Home Depot as well. Asserting “Americans who have criminal histories face unreasonable barriers that prevent them from securing gainful employment, limiting their ability to care for themselves and their families,” Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are urging President Obama to “ban the […]

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Jim Callahan, Journalist, OIB Contributor, Raconteur

April 27th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Jim Callahan was among the last of the two-fisted journalists who could turn a phrase and complement it with his own photograph. Raised in a family of nine children, he was a kid from King of Prussia, Pennsylvani–growly, disheveled, outspoken, sweet, sour–who arrived in Bridgeport in the late 1970s geared up to take on politicians, […]

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