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Master plan approved with no changes

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“I’m disgusted,” said one city resident. “They made up their minds way before this,” said another. “They should be ashamed of themselves,” commented yet another angry resident. After sitting through the commission’s nearly four-hour meeting, more than 30 city residents – many North Enders and members of the Ungag the People Committee – stormed out […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Master plan vote imminent

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About 30 city residents holding up signs asking for changes to the master plan are sitting in the Council Chambers in Bpt.’s City Hall waiting for the Planning and Zoning Commission’s regular meeting to end. They’ve been sitting here for 3 hours awaiting the possibility that the PZC will vote on the master plan tonight. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Trumbull GOP gears up

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There’s hardly a political pre-Labor Day lull in Trumbull, where Republican candidate Tim Herbst seems determined to operate on all cylinders even before the traditional holiday starting gun. His campaign on Monday announced the formation of Democrats for Herbst. It will be chaired by Charles Pitcher, who was defeated for reelection as a District 7 Town […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Down From My Perch

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I got an offer to watch the Ct United 9/11 Motorcycle Riders ride below one of two huge American Flags strung between FD hook and ladder trucks from the Fairfield FD. Once on the truck a voice from the Milford FD hook and ladder across the street yelled, “Phil, wanna go up in our bucket”. I […] [Read More]

Bpt BOE Finance Committee Meeting canceled.

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So if you planned to spend your Monday evening watching the Bridgeport Board of Education’s Finance Committee discuss professional fees, a Bridgeport Regional Business Council request and it’s still-not-finalized 2009-2010 school budget, forget about it. As is so often the case, the meeting was just canceled, no doubt to a lack of a quorum or […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, General

AARP health care forum

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Rep. Jim Himes isn’t the only one holding health care reform forums this week. AARP Connecticut is hosting what it bills as a “community conversation” on health care reform on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. AARP officials will present their priorities for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Rohrig Drops Out

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Joanne Rohrig, the minority leader of the Milford school board, has confirmed that she is dropping her re-election bid. “I made this decision more than a month ago,” said Rohrig, a Republican. “I feel I need time to focus on my family.” [Read More]
Categories: General

Once is not enough

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Back in early June, officials of Greater Bridgeport Transit, the agency that runs the region’s public bus service, announced that 40 of its buses would be getting new engines, financed by a $2.8 million federal stimulus grant. “This grant will be used to replace engines and engine components on two-thirds of our bus fleet,” Ron […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Is a new budget possible today?

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Well, it could be a very long night in Hartford as legislators continue to work on trying to pass a new state budget. Shortly after 10 a.m. today, Speaker of the House Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden and Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr., D-Brooklyn, issued a joint statement that said a deal was […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Never on Sunday

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The Strategic Enforcement Team of the Bridgeport PD continues to crack down on liquor law violations in the city. Last week, SET officers along with underage poseurs from the Governor’s Prevention Partnership busted 32 local liquor retailers for allegedly selling booze to minors. Yesterday, the squad charged three local stores with selling alcohol on Sunday. […] [Read More]
Categories: General