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Mary Jane Is Back, Ganim In Danger

Things seem to be changing in Bridgeport. A few years ago, the winning candidate in the Democratic mayoral primary was practically guaranteed to win the general election in November. The main reason: for years […] Continue Reading…


Public Forum For Better Government

On Saturday, March 16th, Bridgeport residents are invited to attend a public forum to address their state representatives and senators regarding HB5724, a proposed bill which would close a loophole in the Connecticut State […] Continue Reading…


At 82, woman hears God’s call

Emelinda Valdéz said it is never too late to get the call from God. “After all, I already had the land. All I have to do is dedicate it to God’s desire,” said the […] Continue Reading…


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Message to mayor a solid ‘No’

A solid “no” was the answer on Election Day to a camouflaged question related to the Board of Education on the ballot in Bridgeport — 12,590 votes no and10,532 votes yes. Perhaps that was […] Continue Reading…


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Ayala cruises to victory in 128th District

After winning the Democratic primary, there was no doubt Christina Ayala would win the general election. The Democrats’ control in the city is absolute. Ayala collected 3,143 votes, while her Republican opponent Manuel Batagua […] Continue Reading…


Murphy overcomes McMahon’s millions

Republican candidate Linda McMahon spent close to $50 million in her quest to become Connecticut’s first female U.S. senator. But she fell short of winning a victory over Democrat Chris Murphy, who collected 710,000 […] Continue Reading…


Americans give Obama a second term

There is no doubt the 2012 presidential election will be recorded in the history books as one of the most “diverse” in years. That diversity was not in the candidates, but in issues that […] Continue Reading…


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Merritt Canteen has recipe for success

It started as little more than a wood hut off Main Street, then a dirt road, in Bridgeport’s North End. The year was 1942, and the owner of the newly-opened Merritt Canteen, Lorraine Koehm, […] Continue Reading…


Citizens kick off campaign against ballot question

Citizens and community leaders in Bridgeport rallied on Stratford Avenue to defeat a city ballot question that will remove Bridgeport residents’ right to vote for members of the Board of Education. Crowding the modest […] Continue Reading…


Walk seeks to raise AIDS awareness

More than 100 residents recently walked to raise public awareness of AIDS. The volunteers started the march at Washington Park on Barnum Avenue and Kossuth Street. Stopping at pre-designated spot to drink water and […] Continue Reading…


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