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The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut said it will make its financial information available to the public through a new website. The site, scheduled to be launched in the spring, will carry real-time information on the city’s revenue and its expenses.

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For thousands of people across the country, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day of service to their community. About 500 volunteers in Bridgeport, Connecticut spent today doing things like sweeping streets and putting together food packages for low-income residents.

Volunteer Sherise Farill pushed a mop down the narrow halls of Harrison Apartments, a low-income housing unit in Bridgeport. About 20 fellow volunteers cleaned up the halls around her. Most of them are students from the University of Bridgeport, like Katherine Collado.

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This summer GE will move its corporate headquarters to Boston from Fairfield, where it’s been since 1974. But GE’s presence in Connecticut goes back almost 100 years. When GE bought one of its first factories in Connecticut in 1920, it wasn’t because of taxes or quality of life. It was because of the Russian Revolution.

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Former President Bill Clinton was in Connecticut on Tuesday. He appeared at a fundraiser for his wife, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Bridgeport’s Black Rock neighborhood. Connecticut is one of Bill Clinton’s first stops as he supports his wife on the campaign trail.

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In Connecticut, Clive Higgins, a former Bridgeport police officer, has been arrested.

Higgins had reported finding a letter disparaging Black police officers  inside his police department mailbox.

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