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Yearly Archive for 2012

: 2012

Elections Officials Scramble To Identify Voting Precincts

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
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Will You Vote In Next Tuesday’s Special Election For School Board?

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
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Eversley’s Sayonara, But Not Too Far

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.
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A Discussion About Bridgeport

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
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Newton, The Moses Of His Peeps, Wins Endorsement — What Say You?

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
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Check Out The Zoo’s Birthday Bash

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
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Did Shays’ Campaign Shoot Itself In The Foot?

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
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Bridgeport GOP Split Over McMahon-Shays Battle

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
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Will The Shooting Wake Up A Sleepy Electorate?

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
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Lonely Bridgeport Republicans War Against Tax Hike

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
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