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Sauda Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest On The School Board

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Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night that voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria Pereira […] [Read More]
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Deputy Chief Honis, After Two Years, Returns To Bridgeport Cop House Monday

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Two years ago Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis was placed on administrative leave with pay pending a federal investigation into the death of a prostitute 35 years ago. Police officers under investigation are placed on administrative leave with pay as required by the Police Union contract. No formal charges have been brought against Honis in connection […] [Read More]
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‘Men In Kilts’ Fighting, A Police Report Worth Reading

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The son of a Bridgeport city councilman lifted his kilt the other day and paid the price. Robert Curwen Jr. was charged with interfering with police and breach of peace. Police report from Police Officer Christine Burns: I was dispatched to 909 Main Street, McLevy Green, on a report of two men in kilts assaulting […] [Read More]
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Yuck! The Salacious Monsignor Meth Story

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This Monsignor Kevin Wallin story keeps on getting better every day. For readers and scribes, at least, not so for the Diocese of Bridgeport. CT Post reporter Dan Tepfer shares the provocative details http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Sources-Cross-dressing-meth-priest-liked-sex-in-4203841.php So what’s your take on this? Another black eye for the Diocese? Yes, that’s probably the understatement of the short new […] [Read More]
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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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