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They Once Composed A Newspaper Here–The Reality Of Corporate Journalism

November 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Just about everything has a shelf life in every day use: typewriter, phonograph, 8-track player, the newspaper. Okay okay, some hardcopy newspapers are still among the living mostly as a complement to the on-line presence where most of the clicks and advertising presence sustains corporate journalism. In the old days, we called them family-run newspapers […]

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Is Bridgeport Scalping The ‘Burbs Over Education Tuition, Or Charging Fair Share?

December 30th, 2016 · 64 Comments · Education, News and Events

The suburbs send Bridgeport their garbage, sewage, sick and homeless. Sometimes there’s a quantified charge for those services. Sometimes not. Suburban students also attend regional magnet schools located in the city. Stratford’s Board of Education has hired legal firebrand Norm Pattis, who’s been involved in Bridgeport legal fights for years, to challenge Bridgeport’s magnet school […]

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Faiths Come Together With Sale Of Treasured Church

December 6th, 2016 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From John Burgeson, CT Post: The Bridgeport Islamic Community Center, in a $1 million sale, will become the new owner of one of the most storied churches in the city on May 1.

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First-In-Flight Debate On Cable Show

January 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Connecticut Post reporter John Burgeson is scheduled to appear tonight at 8 on the Bridgeport Now cable access show co-hosted by Robert Foley in a discussion about the bill before the Ohio state legislature that rejects Bridgeport’s Gustave Whitehead as first in flight. The show can be viewed on channel 88 Cablevision or soundviewtv.org.

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Wrighting A Wrong–Finally, First-In-Flight Recognition For Whitehead

March 12th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

A vast body of evidence shows in 1901 Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew two years before the Wright brothers. Slowly, Whitehead is finally receiving the credit he deserves. Part of the problem was the slimy deal the Smithsonian cut with the Wright brothers.

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What, City Coverage? Ink Transfusion At The Connecticut Post

July 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media

Does it appear to you the Connecticut Post has stepped up its coverage of the state’s largest city? The Post’s inch line devotion to Bridgeport had appeared so naked in recent years you could drop a thong across its coverage. Seems lately we’re getting more than a sneak peek.

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Is The Connecticut Post Reviving Bridgeport Coverage?

January 17th, 2012 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

In the hardcopy edition of Sunday’s Connecticut Post two stories above the fold featuring the state’s largest city screamed nearly the entire front page: “Bridgeport in shock,” a story about residents mourning the shooting death of 14-year-old Justin Thompson and “Can city workers win city contracts?” referencing the investigation of the city’s construction management and Minority Business Enterprise programs that […]

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Pay Raise Proposal Goes To Full City Council

December 29th, 2011 · 21 Comments · City Council, News and Events

John Burgeson, CT Post: A skeptical City Council Ordinance Committee Wednesday night agreed to send a measure, requested by Mayor Bill Finch, onto the full City Council that, if passed, would make it easier for the mayor to grant pay hikes by as much as 15 percent to his appointed staff. Read more here.

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