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Brian Lockhart

Blumenthal, Schumer target railroad crossings

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In the wake of the deadly train collision in Valhalla, N.Y. that killed six and injured 15, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, and Charles Schumer, D-NY, Sunday announced proposals they believe will improve safety at railroad crossings. Read their announcement below, and for more on crossings in Connecticut, click here to read a recent report […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport ends snow emergency

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From Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch: The citywide parking ban that was associated with the snow emergency has ended. “Our snow emergency is over,” Finch said. “As always, we prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. Thankfully, we have successfully weathered another storm. Residents across the city cooperated with the conditions of the snow […] [Read More]
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Finch wants DeJesus to exit Senate race

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UPDATED at 4:21 p.m. Mayor Bill Finch Friday urged Councilman Richard DeJesus, D-136, to also exit the state Senate race in response to DeJesus’ announcement he is resigning from the City Council: “It’s a smart move by Councilman DeJesus to step down from the City Council,” Finch said. “I urge him to drop out of […] [Read More]
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Councilman Paoletto retires and resigns

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In late October veteran City Councilman Richard Paoletto, D-138, was placed on paid administrative leave from his job as deputy code enforcement director while city labor staff investigated allegations he sexually harassed a college intern. If guilty, this would have been the second such offense for Paoletto. Friday morning, Paoletto announced he was retiring from […] [Read More]
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Ex-Bluefish owners not amused by team’s Williams stunt

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Mary-Jane Foster and husband Jack McGregor, co-founders of the Bridgeport Bluefish, were not amused with yesterday’s publicity stunt that capitalized in the controversy surrounding fallen NBC News anchor Brian Williams. The Bluefish, which have been looking for unique ways to boost attendance and are currently negotiating a new contract with the city, out of the […] [Read More]
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DeJesus, Gomes, Moales get public campaign $$$

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In the race for the vacant 23rd state Senate seat, endorsed Democrat Richard DeJesus today was awarded a full public campaign grant, while ex-state Senator Ed Gomes, the Working Families Party’s man, and petition candidate Rev. Kenneth Moales both received smaller amounts. More on this later in the week. From the state Elections Enforcement Commission: […] [Read More]
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Sharpton cancels appearance at Moales’ Bridgeport church

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UPDATE (8:30 PM): The Rev. Al Sharpton has canceled his appearance at state 23rd District Senate candidate Rev. Kenneth Moales’ church Wednesday evening. Anyone who has seen Sharpton in action knows it takes a lot to get him to back down from something. @TheRevAl cancels #Bridgeport appearance. In video played at church says Moales told […] [Read More]
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Bluefish offer Brian Williams a 2nd chance

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Mayor Bill Finch recently dubbed Bridgeport a “second-chance city” and the Bridgeport Bluefish, in their ongoing bid to drum up attendance, have used gimmicks like bringing Pete Rose to town. So heck, why not take advantage of the controversy surrounding NBC Nightly News anchor and Connecticut resident Brian Williams? Today the team offered Williams a […] [Read More]
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Gun safety group backs Gomes, Stafstrom for legislature

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From CT Voters for Gun Safety: CT Voters for Gun Safety Issues Endorsements for 2015 Special Elections Trumbull CT -  CT Voters for Gun Safety, a statewide Political Action Committee organized to help elect candidates who support strong Connecticut gun laws, has issued the following endorsements of candidates participating in the February 24th special elections […] [Read More]
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paradiseshoppingcenter

Roads pretty quiet in Stratford

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This Monday’s snow storm is not as big of a deal as those forecast for the past two weeks, but people are still staying off of the roads, even if the main arteries are in decent enough shape. There were plenty of parking spaces in the normally bustling Paradise Shopping Plaza in the Paradise Green […] [Read More]
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