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Chief’s Car Accident Costs $65,000, Judge Rules Against City

May 8th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

It will cost taxpayers about $65,000 as a result of a car accident Police Chief Joe Gaudett had with a couple injured in the crash in 2010, according to a ruling by Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe.

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Will Ganim Get Back In The Game?

November 14th, 2014 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

About 10 months from a Democratic primary–if there is a Democratic primary–Mayor Bill Finch has amassed a mighty $300,000 campaign warchest in his quest for a third four-year term next year. Several potential candidates have expressed interest in running for mayor while one high-profile pol, former Mayor John Fabrizi, has pulled out, sobered by the […]

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Did You Vote? Crunch Time

November 4th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On a perfect day for voting two days after President Obama visited Central High School to urge support of Governor Dan Malloy for another four-year term, city electors cast votes for the state’s highest office as well as other state and federal legislative seats. Bridgeport has roughly 58,000 registered voters, down several thousand electors from […]

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Scenes From Columbus Parade

October 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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Did The Chief Run A Red Light? Or Is The Plaintiff Making Up Stories For A Payday?

September 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update, includes police report information: Car accidents happen, but when you’re the chief of police accused of running a red light that caused a city-issued vehicle to hit another motor vehicle leading to injuries, it generally will cost taxpayers money. Except Police Chief Joe Gaudett and a city staff lawyer assert the chief did not […]

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Newton Endorsed For Return To State Legislature, Rosario Endorsed Over Ayala

May 21st, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, was endorsed Wednesday night at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant setting up his return to the State House seat he occupied for 15 years that includes his East End voter base. William Marshall, a city minister who attended the Democratic Party convention, had contemplated a […]

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East End Political Yeast Rises –Will Andre Baker Challenge Newton?

May 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Baker decides against run. Board of Education member Andre Baker is considering a challenge of Ernie Newton for the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 124th State House seat that Newton once occupied. Newton is expected to receive the party endorsement tonight at Testo’s Restaurant. If Baker runs, it adds a pearly twist to city politics […]

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Endorsement Action, With Possible August Primaries, Highlight Upcoming Political Conventions

May 14th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever’s in full mode this week and next with Democratic Congressman Jim Himes’ endorsement for a fourth two-year term on tap in Bridgeport Wednesday (tonight) followed by this weekend’s endorsement for all state constitutional offices; Democrats at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford and Republicans at Mohegan Sun. Democratic Governor Dan Malloy will be […]

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