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How The City Council Voted On New Tax Abatement Guidelines

October 18th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

Monday night by a 10-8 vote the City Council approved new tax-break guidelines for developers while eliminating the legislative body’s future approval on such deals. Here’s how they voted: [Read more →]

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Pull Out Checkbook, It’s Joe’s Birthday

October 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

If it’s a candidate’s birthday, what better gift than a campaign contribution? To a candidate’s way of thinking, anyway. Saturday night, at the Trumbull home of city employee Danny Pizarro, “Joe Ganim’s Birthday Bash” requires a minimum $100 contribution to his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor. [Read more →]

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Ethan Throws Book At Republican Candidate Selection Process

October 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Uncategorized

Republican Town Committee member Ethan Book who often addresses the City Council on issues brought to the attention of the legislative body Monday night, as well as his fellow GOP committee members, concerns regarding the selection process of candidates for citywide office. He declares “Contrary to what various in the community perceive, the Republican Party in Bridgeport is not dead.”
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Support Page For Hero Barber

October 18th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

Deon Rodney

Deon Rodney

A Go Fund Me page has been set up following the shooting death of city barber Deon Rodney who protected others while at work. See here. [Read more →]

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Keeley Gets His Mulligan, New Primary Vote In City Council District

October 17th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Uncategorized

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Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips at City Council meeting a few months ago.

Former State Rep. Bob Keeley and zoning commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips will have a second shot at victory. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Tuesday sided in favor of a proposed agreement by parties to schedule a new Democratic primary in the North End 133rd District on Nov. 14 with a general election for the district Dec. 5 after ruling an irregularity involving an absentee ballot required a new vote. Keeley challenged the primary results after a previously uncounted absentee ballot found its way into a recount giving incumbent Jeanette Herron a 1-vote lead. [Read more →]

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Judge Orders New Vote For City Council District – Absentee Ballot Mystery Raises Question

October 17th, 2017 · 78 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

Noon update: Parties by agreement propose a special Democratic primary for 133rd District on Nov. 14, with district general election Dec. 5. New primary would include all four Dem candidates. Awaiting judge’s ruling.

Oh, those absentee ballots. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis has ordered another vote for City Council in the North End 133rd District after a September Democratic primary recount between incumbent Jeanette Herron and former State Rep. Bob Keeley showed her with a one-vote victory coming from a dubious absentee ballot. [Read more →]

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Ganim, Harp Pitch BridgeHaven To Amazon

October 17th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

Mayor Joe Ganim and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp have joined forces for a regional pitch to Amazon for its planned HQ2. See video above.

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Council Approves New Tax-Break Guidelines, Lee Has Questions

October 17th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Uncategorized

On a night the City Council approved new tax-break guidelines by a 10-8 vote citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee raised a number of questions during the public speaking portion of the session. [Read more →]

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