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July 19, 2016

Blumenthal, Bridgeport Discuss Police & Community Relations In Wake of Shootings

by Jack Kramer | July 19, 2016 5:30am

It seems like a day doesn’t pass without another incident in which either a black man or a police officer has been shot.

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July 8, 2016

OP-ED | Sleepy Summer Primaries in Connecticut Test Voter Resolve

by Susan Bigelow | July 8, 2016 10:00am

I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.

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OP-ED | Will Black Rock Pull A Blexit? Don’t Bet On It

by Terry Cowgill | July 8, 2016 5:30am

Photo provided by Lennie Grimaldi / Only In Bridgeport
For observers of government like yours truly, there are few things in life more amusing than one government entity trying to divorce itself from its parent. And no, I’m not talking about last week’s Brexit vote, which, since it has such profound consequences for a large swath of the world, is hardly amusing.

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June 13, 2016

Ganim Rolls Out Bridgeport’s Own Second Chance Society Initiative

by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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April 27, 2016

Bridgeport Officials Push To Clarify Open Carry Law

by Jack Kramer | April 27, 2016 3:00pm

Contributed photo Bridgeport officials and police officers are imploring legislators to act before the end of the legislative session on a bill allowing law enforcement to ask a person to see their permit to carry a firearm, regardless of whether the individual was suspected of criminal activity.

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April 24, 2016

Presidential Candidates Descend on Connecticut

by Staff Report | April 24, 2016 10:21pm

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register Connecticut’s presidential primary is Tuesday, and presidential candidates from both parties campaigned throughout the state this weekend from Bridgeport to New Haven.

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April 15, 2016

Municipalities Say Malloy’s Supplemental Budget Will Result In Tax Increases

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2016 2:26pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second budget proposal released earlier this week would not only reduce education funding for 139 towns, but it would eliminate most of the money lawmakers set aside last year to reduce local property taxes.

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April 7, 2016

OP-ED | Fund Public Charter Schools Fairly

by Jermaine Smith | April 7, 2016 11:30am

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There’s a lot at stake for Bridgeport students in the upcoming budget negotiations in Hartford.

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March 18, 2016

Big City Mayors Beg Lawmakers To Maintain Property Tax Relief

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2016 2:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Mayors from three of Connecticut’s largest cities traveled Friday to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to ask lawmakers not to reverse the property tax relief approved last year.

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January 22, 2016

Coastal Communities Win $54.2M Federal Storm Resiliency Grant

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2016 2:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut will receive a $54.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve shoreline infrastructure and increase resiliency for future weather events.

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