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April 3, 2014

Consumer Protection Approves Six Marijuana Dispensaries

by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm

istockphoto The Consumer Protection Department approved six medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday that will be located in Hartford, Branford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Uncasville, and Bristol.

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March 19, 2014

Harp Picks Looney’s PILOT Proposal Over Sharkey’s

by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2014 3:53pm

Christine Stuart photo If she was forced to choose, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said she prefers Sen. Martin Looney’s proposal to change how cities and towns receive money from the payment in lieu of taxes program.

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March 13, 2014

Will A Bill Shrinking Drug-Free Zones Get A Debate In An Election Year?

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo It’s an issue that doesn’t impact a majority of state lawmakers, which makes a bill that shrinks drug-free school zones from 1,500 to 200 feet, a tough sell.

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February 22, 2014

OP-ED | Don’t Let the Truth Get in the Way of a ‘Good’ Op-Ed

by Bill Finch | February 22, 2014 6:07pm

Students and parents of Bridgeport’s East Side and East End communities have waited many years for a replacement for the aging Harding High School. This project is one that is well-deserved, beautifully designed and long-awaited by the entire school community. For nearly two decades, Harding has been in major disrepair, and all possibilities to repair and renovate the current building have been exhausted. There is no alternative to new construction.

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February 21, 2014

OP-ED | The Environmental Racism of Bridgeport’s Carnival of Corruption

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2014 8:05am

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If the window of government transparency in Connecticut has become foggy lately, in Bridgeport it’s turned into a funhouse mirror.

The latest to come from Mayor Bill Finch’s Carnival of Corruption was a vote Thursday evening to proceed with phase one of a deal to build a new Harding High School on 17.2 acres of a 78-acre brownfield site on Boston Avenue, currently owned by General Electric. This would enable Finch and his allies to sell the current Harding High site to Bridgeport Hospital.

According to federal law, a brownfield site refers to “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”

The aforementioned brownfield site is, according to a piece in the CT Post, “contaminated with lead, arsenic, petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile compounds.”

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January 24, 2014

OP-ED | Blindly Financing the Common Core

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 24, 2014 1:42am


After a six month sabbatical from political writing, it’s depressing to realize that here in Corrupticut, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — or, as one of my favorite bands would put it, “The Song Remains The Same.”

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January 13, 2014

Walker Announces Run For Lieutenant Governor

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2014 6:30am

CTNJ file photo David Walker, a co-founder of the “No Labels” movement who moved to Connecticut in 2009, announced Sunday on WFSB’s “Face the State” that he would explore a run for lieutenant governor.

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January 10, 2014

Video Slot Task Force Finishes Up Work

by Hugh McQuaid | January 10, 2014 6:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo A legislative task force appears poised to push for an expansion of video slot machines at three off-track betting facilities throughout the state.

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November 14, 2013

Supreme Court Decision Comes Too Late For Bridgeport Superintendent

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2013 6:07pm

In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court concluded that a court is not the proper venue to decide the qualifications of Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Paul Vallas. 

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November 8, 2013

OP-ED | What The DiNardo Gaffe Says About Party Politics

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 8, 2013 6:30am

There’s nothing like a monumental gaffe to relieve the occasional tedium of writing about politics. That’s one of the reasons pundits were delighted when Barack Obama picked Joe Biden as his running mate. But just when the vice president learned to behave himself, along comes Nancy DiNardo.

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