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Testa Takes It On Chin From Zoners

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What, zoners voted against Mario! How could that be? The Planning & Zoning Commission meeting nearly hit the stroke of midnight, but when the vote came Monday night dozens of North End residents were stunned and pleased that an application by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa to change the designation of his Madison Avenue restaurant […] [Read More]
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Ballot Recount: Depends On The Meaning Of “If Appropriate”

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The Connecticut Post wants a recounting of Election Day ballots. City Attorney Mark Anastasi says that will occur “if appropriate.” I can’t wait to hear Mark’s legal version of “if appropriate.” From Post staffer Tim Loh: BRIDGEPORT — The Connecticut Post announced Friday its intention to conduct a full and open recount of all of […] [Read More]
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Modern Plastics, City Institution, Leaving

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We’ve seen this movie many times. A Bridgeport company leaves the city lured by Shelton developer Robert Scinto. Add Modern Plastics to the list. Modern Plastics has been a fixture in the city’s West End for 65 years. Bing Carbone, president of the company, says Bridgeport development officials must do a better job communicating with city-based businesses […] [Read More]
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Do You Have An Election Beef?

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Election Day was a mess. Ballot shortages, chaos at voting places, long lines, electors walking away in disgust. Kudos to voters that waited in line for an hour or more. For those that walked away who could blame them. Mayor Bill Finch has formed a committee to assess the election process and make recommendations for […] [Read More]
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The Barack Factor Worked

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On a surreal Election Day that may take weeks to settle (in court) the gubernatorial race, city voters responded in far greater numbers that anyone had projected. The turnout unofficially is near 40 percent, large for a mid-term race. Bridgeport’s chief registrars Sandi Ayala and Joe Borges have a lot of explaining to do about […] [Read More]
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