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  • Four Democrats Eyeing Governor's Office (CT)Meet For Public Forum (Unicorns, hate, jealousy)

    12/04/2017 3:51:15 AM PST · by raybbr · 16 replies ^ | 1272/2017 | Rebecca Lurye
    Voters had their first opportunity Saturday to hear where four of the Democrats running or considering a run for governor in 2018 fall on some of the most pressing issues facing the state. For two hours, they spoke to a fullauditorium at Fair Haven School on economic inequality, the state’s over-reliance on the financial industry, police and criminal justice reform and sanctuary cities. The event, dubbed “the People’s Symposium,’’ featured Dan Drew, the Middletown mayor who is running to replace outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and three potential candidates who have formed exploratory committees: Dita Bhargava, a former official with...
  • Clinton's Cough Attack Returns

    04/25/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 67 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton's cough returned today at a rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Today's coughing fit occurred as Clinton was on stage, as she rallied in front of her supporters. Watch here:video
  • Many willing to give ex-con former mayor a second chance (Joe Ganim [D], Bridgeport CT)

    10/25/2015 8:53:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2015 11:05 AM EDT | Susan Haigh
    Bridgeport voters realize many in Connecticut don’t understand why former Mayor Joe Ganim stands a good chance of winning back his old office. […] Resident Nicole Phillips and other voters remember better schools, lower taxes, cleaner parks and safer neighborhoods during Ganim’s tenure and believe he should be given a second chance. …
  • Donald Trump and Eminent Domain [Revisiting Trump's support of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision]

    08/09/2015 7:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    In a free market, there’s a pretty simple process for dealing with the situation that arises when one person covets another’s belongings: The coveter makes an offer to purchase them. If the offer is rebuffed, the coveter can make a new proposal, but he cannot simply take what he wants. It’s an effective way of recognizing the impracticality of the Tenth Commandment while enforcing the Eighth. Donald Trump’s covetous nature is not in dispute, but what many may forget is that he’s no great respecter of the admonition not to steal, either: The man has a track record of using...
  • Mayor Thanks Sharpton For Climate Change Work, During Blizzard Report

    01/27/2015 3:26:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Bridgeport, CT Mayor Bill Finch (D) thanked MSNBC anchor Al Sharpton for “fighting the good fight on climate change” during a report on Winter Storm Juno on Monday’s “PoliticsNation.”
  • Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip [While The World Burns!]

    10/11/2014 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 11, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip October 11 2014 DARLENE SUPERVILLE President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a "round table" discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to Democratic officials. It was Obama's fourth California fundraiser in three days and was closed to media coverage. This coming week brings more of the same for the president, including his long-anticipated, first appearance at...
  • Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges

    09/28/2014 6:28:41 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 38 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 09/26/2014 | New Haven Register
    HARTFORD >> State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges. Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release. The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.
  • Connecticut panel refers lawmaker for criminal probe

    10/16/2013 6:40:01 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 5 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Oct 16, 2013 | AP wire
    A commission investigation found Christina Ayala falsely registered to vote in July 2009 at a Bridgeport address where she’s not a bona fide resident. She remained registered at that address until January 2013 and voted in nine primaries and elections. She also applied for public campaign financing from that address. A message left with Ayala’s legislative office seeking comment was not immediately returned. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey removed Ayala on Wednesday from her legislative committee assignments.
  • It’s official: Brooklyn’s Caggiano to Bridgeport—UPDATED

    07/31/2013 2:25:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | July 31, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    What had been rumored for months is now fact: [01138-01.01]APPOINTMENT OF THE BISHOP OF BRIDGEPORT (USA)The Holy Father appointed Bishop of Bridgeport (USA) Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano, until now titular Bishop of Inis Cathaig and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn (USA). Bishop Frank Joseph CaggianoBishop Frank Joseph Caggiano was born March 29, 1959 in Brooklyn. After attending elementary school “Saints Simon and Jude” and the secondary school “Regis High School” in Manhattan, went to the “Cathedral College” in Douglaston. He studied theology at the Seminary “Immaculate Conception” in Huntington, getting the “Master of Divinity”.He was ordained a priest...
  • Forbes lists Bridgeport as fourth-dirtiest city in U.S. ( Conn )

    12/12/2012 6:45:33 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ct post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Tom Cleary
    Citing blighted buildings, polluted property and poor air quality, Forbes Magazine named Bridgeport as the fourth "dirtiest city" in America. But look at the bright side Bridgeport residents: Your city is cleaner than Fresno, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Philadelphia. "Green" Mayor Bill Finch, who has frequently touted the BGreen2020 sustainability initiative to improve the quality of life in Bridgeport, was among many from the city to take offense to the ranking. ... The image of Bridgeport put forth by Forbes was similar to its portrayal on FOX's animated comedy show "Family Guy" two years ago, casting the Park City as...
  • Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider

    11/02/2012 9:42:02 PM PDT · by njslim · 45 replies ^ | 11/2/02 | Staff
    Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.
  • Bridgeport (CT) recycling facility hungry for more mattresses

    08/21/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    At a new, 14,500-square-foot facility in Bridgeport's South End, three men spend their weekdays deconstructing old mattresses to be recycled. "I enjoy myself," said 44-year-old Angel Morales, who walks from his house a few blocks away to arrive at the plant at 5:30 each weekday morning. (Since there's no air-conditioning, the employees like to finish their day early to avoid the worst of the heat.) "It kills time, and I'm doing something constructive," Morales said. The facility is called Park City Green, and Morales is surrounded by hundreds of mattresses that are brought in by trucks each year. He can...
  • State house candidate Christina Ayala charged after crash (hit & run Dem)

    08/17/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brian Lockhart and Frank Juliano
    State House candidate Christina Ayala, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in the 128th District, is facing several charges after police said she fled the scene of an accident Wednesday night with two minors in her car ... Ayala had pulled over about a block-and-a-half up the street to survey the damage to her car. "She never looked back one time, never walked back one time, never even paid attention to the car she hit," Stokes said. Kenneth Stokes followed Ayala after she got back inside her vehicle and pulled away. He said he pulled next to her at...
  • ACLU to fight Bridgeport (CT) curfew

    07/30/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    he American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is planning on fighting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch on his proposal to initiate an anti-violence curfew for citizens under 18 years old. Finch signed an ordinance Monday afternoon with the hopes that it will curb a recent rise of gun violence in the city. Three people were shot and killed in the state's largest city in less than a week. One of those deaths was a 15-year-old girl who was sitting on her porch after returning from a Sweet 16 party when she was shot and killed. The Bridgeport City Council voted in...
  • State, Bridgeport wrestle with tough issue: Coal, or no coal?

    07/13/2012 12:38:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    As the nation sheds the concept of clean coal for plentiful and even cleaner natural gas, environmental activists are hoping they can push Connecticut to abandon coal as a power source. They’ve seized that opportunity this summer as the owner of Connecticut’s one remaining coal-fired power plant, the Bridgeport Harbor coal plant, applies to renew its five-year operating permit with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The plant is owned by the New Jersey-based PSEG Power. But DEEP is expected to issue a permit renewal in the coming weeks, although officials say they may tighten standards for operation of...
  • Residents, environmentalists crowd hearing on Bridgeport (CT) coal plant

    05/15/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    More than 150 people crowded into a room in the City Hall Annex Monday night to weigh in on Bridgeport Harbor Station's request to renew its five-year operating permit, which expired earlier this year. Environmentalists have been trying for years to shut down the coal operations at the station, which is owned by the Newark-based Public Service Electric & Gas. This may be their best chance, said John Calandrelli, program director for the Sierra Club's local chapter. "This is the first, big, major step in what we believe will be, hopefully, a short fight to convince them to not only...
  • Muslim student says she was profiled, harassed

    01/11/2012 2:33:41 PM PST · by matt04 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport alleging the Connecticut university failed to investigate her claims that a fellow student sexually harassed her and instead retaliated by reporting her to the FBI based on a false claim by her harasser that she was a terrorist. Balayla Ahmad filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday saying she was sexually harassed by a male student for months in 2009 and that university officials showed "deliberate indifference" to her repeated complaints. She says college officials recklessly disseminated false accusations by the harasser which they had good reason to believe were unreliable and threatened...
  • Bridgeport's Missing Republican Votes (over half of CT's traditional GOP voters were no shows)

    11/15/2010 8:31:49 AM PST · by WebFocus · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2010 | Peter Raymond
    Where did all the Republican votes go in Bridgeport, Connecticut? Either over half of the traditional Republican voters in gubernatorial elections were no-shows on November 2 or the Constitution State's most populous city...lost its constitution. Bridgeport is certainly not the sort of idyllic Norman Rockwell town found throughout most of Connecticut. It has long endured political corruption and patronage, high rates of poverty and crime, a shrinking economy, a  declining population, and more recently, an infestation of radical progressive groups such as ACORN, AFL-CIO, WFP, and SEIU. Bridgeport did not earn the nickname "Chicago of the East" for nothing. Despite its...
  • Voter Fraud In Bridgeport? Video Shows Ballot Bungling

    11/05/2010 6:44:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | November 5,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Kudos to WFSB-TV. The video is pretty powerful and just adds to the “F Troop” quality of this election. Mayor Jason McCoy has obtained a video that was taken inside a polling place in Bridgeport and shows a poll watcher warning a poll worker not to mix unofficial ballots with official ballots. She ignores him and he is escorted away. There are additional charges: Some voters were given more than one ballot Other voters were not checked off on the registration list Some voters were never asked for IDs Watch. And after you do, ask yourself this? How much of...
  • Liberal Hecklers Won't Let Obama Speak

    10/30/2010 1:23:27 PM PDT · by Nasher · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10,30,2010 | patriotsnetwork
    Liberal Hecklers Won't Let Obama Speak. From today's CT rally.