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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

Hillary Knighted In Purple At UB, ‘We Have To Take On The Gun Lobby’

April 24th, 2016 · 15 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update, speech transcript: One day after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump visited Connecticut’s most populous city, the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton addressed more than 1,000 supporters at the University of Bridgeport’s Harvey Hubbell gym, home of the Purple Knights, declaring “We have to take on the gun lobby and take on the epidemic of […]

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Pols Gather To Support Hillary At HQ Opening, Plus: Channeling Donald’s Demagoguery

April 11th, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Hey, wake up. Presidential primaries in Connecticut take place April 26. Connecticut is a closed primary state, which means only electors registered with a party can vote, but there’s still time for unaffiliated voters to register with a party to cast a ballot April 26. Sunday afternoon, supporters of Hillary Clinton opened a Downtown headquarters […]

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Malloy Announces $3 Million To City For Traffic Signals

February 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Tuesday announced that Bridgeport will receive $3 million to upgrade traffic signals along Park Avenue at the intersections of Vine Street/Wood Avenue, Laurel Avenue, Washington Avenue, Prospect Street, South Avenue, South Frontage Road and Railroad Avenue (Railroad Avenue eastbound and westbound).

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Partnership Promotes Solar Power For Bridgeport Low-Income Families

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Joint news release: A first of its kind partnership in Connecticut was announced today with the goal of helping low-income families enjoy the benefits of clean energy. FREEDOM (Faith Restoration Empowerment Economic Development Outreach Ministries, Inc) kicked off a partnership initiative with the Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen to educate the public about affordable solar […]

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Ganim No Political Pariah

February 17th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

For all the hand-wringing that took place during the campaign and after Joe Ganim’s comeback election from outside the city, high profile pols are not afraid to talk to Joe, meet with Joe, take pictures with Joe, issue press releases with him: U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Congressman Jim Himes, the city’s legislative […]

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City Architect Steps Up For Finch, Provides Job Downtown

February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]

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Religious Leaders To Question Malloy, Ganim, Blumenthal On Key Issues

January 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A coalition of religious leaders will engage Governor Dan Malloy, Mayor Joe Ganim and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal to “seek action on gun violence, police reforms and school funding” at a forum tonight (Thursday) at 7 at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue.

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‘Stop Punishing People Who Have Been Punished’

January 24th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Rosa Correa, long active in city issues, knows the value of second chances in her role as director of Strategic Relations for Career Resources. She prevailed upon second-chance leaders to step up on behalf of state employee Carlos Cosme who they believe was unfairly media maligned in the fallout of former State Senator Andres Ayala’s resignation […]

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