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Bridgeport (Fairfield, Connecticut)

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  • State Must Smooth Path To School Reform

    Connecticut's conundrum in dealing with its tops-in-the-nation academic achievement gap is summed up by the saga of Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas. Despite new landmark education reforms, Connecticut can still react antagonistically to...
  • Ticket Network Boss's Bank Bailout Wrongly Denied

    The Sept. 13 closing of Connecticut's only minority-owned community development bank, Bridgeport-based The Community's Bank, should never have happened and illustrates excess in discretionary authority by federal and Connecticut bank regulators. The...
  • Obama's Visit To New Britain Triggers Spending Questions

    When someone as charismatic as President Barack Obama comes to your hometown to make an eloquent case for a minimum wage increase, it's pretty exciting. Of course, with an issue such as this, any caring person is quick to agree that raising the minimum...
  • Big Names In Rock, Pop Left Us With Big Memories

    Big Names In Rock, Pop Left Us With Big Memories
    In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • Bridgeport Had Better Find Another Paul Vallas

    Renowned school reformer Paul Vallas has won his battle in court to be certified as a superintendent in Connecticut. But, alas, it's a hollow victory. Mr. Vallas is returning to Illinois, where he once headed Chicago's school district and was the city's...
  • Must Get Vital New Haven Rail Line Up To Speed

    Must Get Vital New Haven Rail Line Up To Speed
    When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next week, we will be listening closely for the word "infrastructure," hopefully in the context of a major federal commitment to rebuilding roads, bridges, rail lines, ports and dikes....
  • Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean

    Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean
    There is madness abroad in the land. Martha Dean is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Dean is the doyenne of guns who, in January 2013, signaled her agreement with an insane theory that the Sandy Hook slaughter of 20 children and six...
  • Consolidating Emergency Call Centers Is Right Call

    Connecticut is a high-cost state in part because of redundant and overlapping services. To cite an obvious example, there are about 100 emergency call centers in the state, "way too many," said consultant L.R. Kimball in a 2012 report. In April 2012,...
  • PASSINGS: Tony Musante

    PASSINGS: Tony Musante
    Tony Musante, 77, a versatile actor who worked on stage and in film and television but was best known for his starring role on the 1973 TV police drama "Toma," died Tuesday of complications from surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, according...
  • Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense'

    Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense'
    WASHINGTON -- Raising the minimum wage makes sense to anybody who has ever worked an hourly job, President Obama said in a freewheeling and highly personal argument he debuted on Wednesday. Speaking to a crowd in New Britain, Conn., Obama praised a...