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Elections Officials Scramble To Identify Voting Precincts

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Voting is just days away with a majority of regular Bridgeport voting precincts powerless. If power is not restored within the next day or so, don’t be surprised if you end up voting at a new location. While Mayor Bill Finch pushes United Illuminating to turn on the lights, city elections officials are assessing options […] [Read More]
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Will You Vote In Next Tuesday’s Special Election For School Board?

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Next Tuesday September 4 nine candidates will appear on the ballot for the special election to fill four Board of Education seats per order of the Connecticut Supreme Court that invalidated state control of city schools. City electors may vote for any three of the candidates.  The day after Labor Day is not exactly the […] [Read More]
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Eversley’s Sayonara, But Not Too Far

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Bill Finch had the job before he became mayor of Bridgeport and now Donald Eversley will attempt to breathe life into the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, the former quasi-public agency. Finch has decided Eversley wasn’t the best fit as development director for four years. Maybe he’ll do better working under the authority of the Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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A Discussion About Bridgeport

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This is a shameless self promotion. Join us. From the Barnum Museum: Learn more about Bridgeport ’s History during The Word on Bridgeport : Author Panel on June 5 On Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m., The Barnum Museum will present a lively panel discussion featuring three prominent Bridgeport authors and historians: Michael Bielawa, Lennie […] [Read More]
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Newton, The Moses Of His Peeps, Wins Endorsement — What Say You?

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Former State Senator Ernie Newton won the Democratic endorsement on Monday for his old seat. It continues Newton’s quest for “redemption” following corruption charges that sent him to prison and a declaration that he was the Moses of his people. He says he’s remorseful for his past conduct and once again wants to represent Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Check Out The Zoo’s Birthday Bash

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Gregg Dancho, director of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, shares some history as the state’s only zoo celebrated 90 years on Saturday. From the zoo: Zoo’s 90th Birthday Party to Feature Regional Great Cake Bake Off! May 19 bakery battle to be judged by hometown celebrities, the Twice Baked Twins Birthday bash continues May 20 with Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Did Shays’ Campaign Shoot Itself In The Foot?

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A Hearst Newspapers story raised a question — Shays: Did McMahon trade WrestleMania tix for endorsement? The campaign of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays claimed, with no credible evidence, that Linda McMahon bought the May endorsement of Bridgeport Republican Town Chairman John Slater who had attended a WrestleMania event in April. Problem with the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport GOP Split Over McMahon-Shays Battle

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Former Congressman Christopher Shays lives in Bridgeport. It would appear he’d have most of the city’s Republican political establishment supporting him in his nomination fight for U.S. Senate. He doesn’t have the party chairman. John Slater, a banker from Black Rock, the new young party leader who organized a rally last week protesting the city’s […] [Read More]
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Will The Shooting Wake Up A Sleepy Electorate?

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It’s been a long time since Bridgeport has experienced a wave of violence such as the first four months of 2012. It’s been worse, much worse. Hopefully, we’ll not revisit what it was like in the late 1980s and early 1990s when some neighborhoods were war zones. Back then the city averaged a murder a […] [Read More]
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Lonely Bridgeport Republicans War Against Tax Hike

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It’s tough to be relevant as a local political party when you’re outgunned nine to one by registration. Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater is trying to change that. Slater and the new young guns recently selected as party officers have launched http://www.stopthetaxincreases.com to protest Mayor Bill Finch’s budget proposal now before the City Council. […] [Read More]
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