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September 22, 2017

17 Connecticut Communities Will Ask To Compete For Amazon’s H2Q

by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2017 11:12am
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Labor | Bridgeport | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Stamford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There are 17 Connecticut communities vying to be chosen as the site the Department of Economic and Community Development will submit to Amazon in its search for its second corporate headquarters.

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September 21, 2017

OP-ED | The Bridgeport Casino Plan is for Suckers

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 21, 2017 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Gaming | Jobs | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Tribes | Bridgeport | Mental Health Care

Yasser Khamis Photographs via Shutterstock
I feel like I keep making the same argument over and over. No, a casino won’t save your town. No, casinos don’t do much for local businesses. Yes, the casino companies are promising things they can’t possibly deliver. And yet people keep falling for it.

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September 19, 2017

BIA Letter Creates More Questions Than Answers

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2017 9:51am
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

(Updated 12:30 p.m.) The same day MGM Resorts International announced plans for a Bridgeport casino, the U.S. Department of Interior sent the chairmen of the federally recognized tribes an ambiguous letter regarding plans for its East Windsor casino.

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September 18, 2017

MGM Makes Pitch For Bridgeport Casino

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2017 10:32am
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport

ctnewsjunkie file photo BRIDGEPORT, CT — MGM Resorts International, which was unsuccessful earlier this year convincing the General Assembly to open up the bidding process for a third casino, announced plans Monday to build a casino in Bridgeport.

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September 6, 2017

Proven Crime Reduction Program Goes Unfunded, Staff Continues Work

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

Project Longevity photo HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.

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September 5, 2017

Dozens of Communities Consider Joining Opioid Lawsuit

by Cyrus dos Santos | Sep 5, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Courts | Town News | Bridgeport | Bristol | Milford | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Legal | Public Health

shutterstock WATERBURY, CT — Waterbury and possibly dozens of other Connecticut cities and towns are taking 11 pharmaceutical companies and three doctors to court for using deceptive practices in promoting opioids as a treatment for chronic pain.

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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | Getting Urban Revitalization Wrong, Bridgeport Style

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 11, 2017 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Sports | Bridgeport

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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 | Aug 1, 2017 7:08am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Bridgeport

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 | Jul 24, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Transparency | Bridgeport

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 | Jul 13, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Bridgeport

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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