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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Ganim Marches On Behalf Of Former Offenders

June 15th, 2017 · 43 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday joined community leaders in Hartford to march and rally on behalf of the formerly incarcerated called “NOTHING ABOUT US–WITHOUT US.” Hartford Courant coverage here.

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When Radio’s Voice Becomes A Whisper

June 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Back in the day, Bridgeport was a radio town: WICC, WNAB, WDJZ, WEZN, all with newsrooms and most with regular talk shows to examine issues, events and public officials. NAB, DJZ and EZN are now gone or different animals. WICC remains with Jim Buchanan’s talk show weekdays 4 to 7 p.m. but no reporters on […]

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Moore Opposes City Slots, Extreme Fighting Approved

June 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Led by State Senator Marilyn Moore’s opposition, a sweetener bill to add slots into state parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport is apparently dead, replaced by a demand by urban legislators to back mixed-martial arts in exchange for approving a third state casino in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s tribal nations. MMA […]

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Major Newspaper Purchases And Clicks For Hearst Connecticut Media

June 5th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Hearst Connecticut Media owns the Connecticut Post as well as dailies in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich. Add the New Haven Register and two other Connecticut dailies to the list. And Connecticut Magazine too. As former Mayor Bill Finch said often, “It’s all about the clicks.”

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Anti-Pipeline Tax Amendment Filed In State Senate

June 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from CT Sierra Club & Citizens Campaign for the Environment: A legislative amendment was filed today to put an end to the Pipeline Tax passed in 2015 planned to fund a new gas pipeline that would be built across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and cost all electrical ratepayers a total of over […]

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A Shore Thing? Tribes Offer Slots To Bridgeport As Compromise To Approve Third State Casino

June 1st, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In the final week of the state legislative session, compromises abound to get things passed. Will this one pass? In this case slot machines in Shoreline Star, operated by Sportech, on the East Side. From the Hartford Courant: The tribal operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are offering legislators a $25 million upfront payment […]

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Will Donald Appoint Lieberman The Nation’s Top Dick?

May 19th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

There was a time Joe Lieberman was the guy you wanted your candidate for public office around. A photo opp, endorsement, handshake and quote box for a mailer. He was sensible, independent-minded, thoughtful, not a whack-job liberal Dem. He was our state attorney general who knocked off incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker in 1988, […]

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Ganim Makes Case To Receive Public Funds For Statewide Run

May 8th, 2017 · 22 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In a commentary that also appeared in the Hartford Courant Mayor Joe Ganim writes “Barring candidates like me from public campaign financing undermines clean elections and harms the electoral process in Connecticut because it increases the influence of special interests groups and gives a stronger voice to those who are able to give large contributions to […]

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