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Zoners to take up controversial Testo’s Restaurant request Mar. 11

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Democratic Chairman Mario Testa’s renewed effort to alter the zoning for his Madison Avenue restaurant, Testa’s, is back on the Zoning Commission’s agenda after the Feb. 25 meeting’s cancellation: City of Bridgeport Planning & Zoning Commission Monday, March 11, 2013 (the reschedule of Feb. 25th) Public Hearing at 6:45pm In City Hall Council Chambers NEW […] [Read More]
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Trumbull teen gets President’s Volunteer Service Award

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The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. [Read More]

Learning to live with coyotes

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This week, Monroe officials asked residents to report sightings of coyotes so they could track down where the animals’ dens are located. The warning came after a pair of coyotes was seen cutting through a Monroe’s couple’s backyard. Earlier this week, a small dog in Shelton had to be euthanized after it was attacked by […] [Read More]
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David Walker says he’s not running for mayor … but adds never say never.

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David Walker’s been a busy guy in Bridgeport. The former U.S. Comptroller General under Republican President George W. Bush-turned-Bridgeport resident is a driving force behind a bipartisan legislative proposal to keep municipal employees off of the City Council. I was a fly on the wall at a meeting in the Black Rock neighborhood Thursday night […] [Read More]
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Finch administration eyeing weekend storm

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City Monitoring Potential Storm BRIDGEPORT, CT (February 21, 2013) – In preparation for a potential storm of snow mixed with rain expected to reach our region by Saturday, a briefing meeting was held at the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center on Thursday. The City’s public safety personnel, and public works officials along with representatives from the […] [Read More]
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City towed your car? Want your $$$ back? Won’t be easy.

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Some residents who feel they were unfairly caught up in the city’s post-blizzard towing blitz want Mayor Bill Finch’s administration to reimburse them the $75 parking ticket and minimum $110 towing fee. As we reported today Bridgeport has so far seized 400 vehicles. The city’s response? The police department strongly urges anyone who feels they […] [Read More]
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Barnum Museum sneak peek at noon

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Quick, grab a brown-bag lunch and head downtown to the Barnum Museum, the Bridgeport landmark that has been closed since a tornado damaged it two years ago. Visitors can see the restoration underway and peak under Lavinia Warren’s skirts. The dress form belonging to the diminutive 1860s superstar is one of the items on display […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays gets a new gig

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BRIDGEPORT — Former Congressman Christopher Shays is rejoining the University of New Haven faculty as a distinguished fellow in public service. Shays had been an adjunct professor at UNH in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He will co-teach several courses, including some at the Henry C. Lee forensics school and in the business school. [Read More]
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Councilman McCarthy attends Tues. Council meeting.

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A few weeks ago City Councilman Martin McCarthy, D-130, who has not attended meetings this winter, said his responsibilities opening a new restaurant were consuming his time but he intended to improve his attendance. McCarthy joined his colleagues at Tuesday’s meeting and was also present for the pre-public hearing on the city’s handling of the […] [Read More]
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Mayor Finch, Council extend blizzard hearing 30 minutes for angry crowd

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Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council, to their credit, scheduled a one hour public hearing Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., prior to the start of the council’s regular 7 p.m. meeting, on the city’s blizzard response. And Finch made sure five of his public facilities/emergency response staff were seated right in front of […] [Read More]
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