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Meet Carolyn Vermont, State Senate Candidate

April 3rd, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Senate seat of a retiring Ed Gomes is among the hottest legislative races this election cycle. The presumed Democratic primary in August features school board member Dennis Bradley who lost a 2016 primary to Gomes, Gomes’ former legislative aide Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont, former local NAACP leader. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers […]

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Bridgeport And Camelot–Mark Twain Scholar New UB President

March 9th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

We marched comfortably along, through glades and over brooks which I could not remember to have seen before–which puzzled me and made me wonder–and yet we did not come to any circus or sign of a circus. So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we […]

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Power Company To Update City Council On Plant Conversion, Community Benefits Agreement

February 2nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

These days most of the action coming from the City Council is at the committee level such as the effort to reform collections at the Water Pollution Control Authority. Monday night looks like a tame full council agenda that projects for an early night. PSEG, which is undertaking a $550 million coal phase-out conversion to a gas-fired […]

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In 2017, Jayson Negron Major Story

December 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The police-involved shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron took center stage in 2017. And, more than six months later, interested parties await the outcome of a State Police investigation.

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Welding A School Board Coalition For John Weldon

December 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Black Rocker John Weldon who was elected to a four-year term in November is the favorite to win the chairmanship of the Board of Education at Monday’s organizational meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School. Mayor Joe Ganim will chair the organizational meeting of officers.

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Amphitheater Proposal Music To Ears At City Council Public Hearing

October 31st, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Vendors, suppliers and regional businesses Monday night at a City Council public hearing voiced support to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a warm-weather, $15 million, 6,000-seat concert amphitheater managed by Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan.

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UB, City Partner To Renovate Seaside Park Ballfield

October 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From UB: The University of Bridgeport (UB) and City of Bridgeport will break ground on renovations to Diamond #1 at Seaside Park on Friday, October 27 at 11:30 a.m.

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Dear Mr. Bezos, Bridgeport For Amazon HQ2

September 10th, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

You hear about the MarketWatch chatter that Bridgeport is a fit for Amazon’s second HQ? Democratic candidate for City Council in the Black Rock/West End 130th District Rowan Kane, in a letter to company CEO Jeff Bezos, declares, “Our diversity of heritage and experience and thought is not just unique, it is the foundation of […]

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