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Entries Tagged as 'George Mintz'

Bridgeport NAACP: Black Officer Not Treated Like Other Cops

September 27th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city’s NAACP branch said the federal government may have to monitor Bridgeport’s Finest to prevent discrimination against minority cops. NAACP officials say they are frustrated with the handling of a racist letter controversy involving prominent black police Lt. Lonnie Blackwell. Blackwell stands accused of conspiring to circulate a phony […]

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‘Ghetto Party’ At Fairfield University Stirs Emotions

February 23rd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

Several Bridgeport residents, including students, have weighed  in on the so-called “Ghetto Party” organized by Fairfield University students on Saturday.

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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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NAACP Chief Condemns State Rep. Stallworth For ‘Emancipation’ Insult

October 26th, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In this commentary (that was also sent to the CT Post), George Mintz, president of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP, takes State Rep. Charlie Stallworth to task for the city minister comparing Joe Ganim’s election to the Emancipation Proclamation. The membership of the NAACP called the statement an “outrage to the community.” Stallworth supports Ganim. From […]

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Uber Celebrates Urban Partnership

October 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The smartphone ride is also smart for business. Last week more than 160 Uber driver-partners attended a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Downtown promoting customer service classes and an update on Uber’s Urban Partnership in Bridgeport.

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Speaking Of The Klein, Paul Shaffer To Headline 75th Anniversary Concert

October 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Lots of good stuff going on to celebrate the Klein stage 75th year, including a concert extravaganza Nov. 14th featuring musician Paul Shaffer, legendary bandleader of the Late Show With David Letterman. A restaurant promotion with four Downtown eateries is also included. Check out the details.

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NAACP Chief: Cop Recruitment Disappoints Reflection Of Community, Finch: City More Diverse Than Other CT Cities

March 23rd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a government recruitment drive to hire police officers who reflect the makeup of the city, the new head of the local NAACP George Mintz expressed disappointment in the numbers. As of Tuesday, 1,013 candidates had met the testing qualifications, according to a story by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart. Of those, 139, or 14 […]

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Under George Mintz, New Direction For NAACP

March 15th, 2015 · 3 Comments · News and Events

CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart profiles the new local leader of NAACP George Mintz. “If I need to mobilize the community and have 5,000 people tie up traffic in Bridgeport to make a point, then yes, I’m willing to do that,” he said. “But that will come after I have had the opportunity to dialogue. […]

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