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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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Video Of Mayor Finch’s Budget Meeting In Black Rock

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Mayor Finch’s Next Public Budget Session April 11, 6 P.M. Black Rock Library

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Mayor Bill Finch will conduct the second in a series of presentations about his proposed city budget on Wednesday April 11, 6 p.m. at the Black Rock library branch, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. The mayor is making the rounds to sell his budget to the public that includes millions more in education spending. Black Rock homeowners […] [Read More]
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