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Entries from March 24th, 2017

Ancient Meter Madness Ends, New Downtown Parking System Installed

February 2nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · News and Events

Bridgeport’s prehistoric coin-operated Downtown parking meters have finally gone the way of the 8-track player. Fulfilling a campaign promise from 2015, Mayor Joe Ganim this week provided Star 99.9′s Kevin Begley a tutorial on operating the modern meters, across from the Margaret Morton Government Center on Broad Street. See attached video.

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Municipal Agita, Malloy Wants To Create Fiscal Accountability Board

February 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This will give some city leaders stomach cramps. Governor Dan Malloy proposed on Thursday the creation of a Municipal Accountability Review Board so that “the state will be poised to intercede early to put struggling local governments on a path to sustainable fiscal health before they are on the brink of a fiscal crisis.” Translation: lose […]

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Federal Court Of Appeals Sides With City In White’s Job Loss Complaint

February 2nd, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A three-panel federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that Tom White’s First Amendment rights were not violated when, he claimed, his position as Legislative Services Director was eliminated in 2012 for engaging in constitutionally protected speech.

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Prairie Dog Cuts Deal! Beardsley Bart Promises Early Spring

February 2nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Punxsutawney Phil projected early this morning six more weeks of winter. What a cruddy hoggish thing to do. So Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s genial zoo director Gregg Dancho did the only sensible thing under the circumstances: they burrowed an early spring from Bridgeport’s own Beardsley Bart. Dancho served as Bart’s interpreter in the […]

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