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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | Getting Urban Revitalization Wrong, Bridgeport Style

by Susan Bigelow | August 11, 2017 7:00am

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When is a ballpark not a ballpark? In Bridgeport, the answer seems to be “when it’s an amphitheater.”

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August 1, 2017

Ganim Takes Clean Elections Challenge To Federal Court

by Christine Stuart | August 1, 2017 8:08am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim will file a lawsuit in federal court later today alleging that election regulators are trampling on his free speech rights.

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July 24, 2017

Bridgeport Police Aren’t Cooperating; Captain Says It’s A ‘Misunderstanding’

by Jack Kramer | July 24, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the Bridgeport Police Facebook page A group that is charged with monitoring whether police departments in the state profile minorities disproportionately when making traffic stops has no idea if Bridgeport Police are complying with the law.

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July 13, 2017

Last Veto of the 2017 Session Goes To Bridgeport

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of NuPower's website HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy handed Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim his last veto of the 2017 legislative session when he declined to sign legislation for a thermal heating and fuel cell project.

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July 10, 2017

Opioid Crisis Shows No Signs of Slowing in Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | July 10, 2017 4:01pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie BRIDGEPORT, CT — Accidental drug intoxication deaths, which increased 25 percent in 2016, “are not decreasing,” Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner James Gill told first responders and community providers Monday.

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June 28, 2017

Summer Youth Employment First Casualty of Budget Mess

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Workforce Alliance NEW HAVEN, CT — Thousands of youth and five regional workforce boards were told last week that the youth employment program would be canceled this summer because there isn’t a state budget.

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May 17, 2017

SEEC Says Ganim Should Not Be Allowed To Participate In Public Financing

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2017 10:39pm

Ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — State election regulators informed Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim Wednesday that he should not eligible to participate in the Citizens Election Program if he seeks statewide office. That’s according to the State Elections Enforcement Commission’s draft declaratory ruling.

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May 16, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Lawmakers Call On Colleagues To Support Police Accountability

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 12:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Police accountability is lacking in Connecticut, a group of mostly Black and Puerto Rican lawmakers said Tuesday.

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May 10, 2017

Toll Debate Heats Up With One Month Left In Session

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 1:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republicans want to reframe the debate over highway tolls because they feel the facts and narrative have gotten away from lawmakers in favor of the idea.

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May 5, 2017

OP-ED | Ganim 2018: Why Would Anyone Vote For Him?

by Terry Cowgill | May 5, 2017 5:30am

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Few things in life are as interesting and delicious to watch as the rehabilitation of a corrupt politician. When the mighty fall, they do one of two things: they either crawl under a rock and you hear from them only sporadically if at all (Richard Nixon, Philip Giordano); or they emerge from jail proclaiming their reformation and try mightily to regain the approval of the public, only to get in trouble again (John Rowland, Ernie Newton).

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