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Entries from September 17th, 2018

Lopezed! When A Commission Ignores The Rules, A Judge Steps Up To Grate The Gate

August 31st, 2018 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s Historic District Commission has been Lopezed. Some have been lasered, some tasered, some Lendered (paging Jon Lender, Hartford Courant) but nothing like an unpacking by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who stepped up on behalf of former City Councilman Bob Halstead whose passion for historic preservation in the East Side’s Washington Park collided […]

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State To Historic Commission: Do Your Job To Enforce Regulations

August 31st, 2018 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Mary Dunne has notified the chair of the Bridgeport Historic District Commission that it cannot pass the buck in the enforcement of its regulations. Someone in the city, by state law, must step up such as the zoning office.

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Lamont: Issue Executive Order To Counter National Ed Chief Policy On Campus Sexual Misconduct

August 30th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

News release from Democratic nominee for governor Ned Lamont: Following reports that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing to roll back President Obama’s protections against sexual violence and misconduct at schools, Ned Lamont, Democratic nominee for governor, said if elected he would sign an executive order and introduce legislation that maintains and expands protections […]

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‘Last Chance’ For Sexting Cop

August 30th, 2018 · 26 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A veteran city police detective, placed on administrative leave last year following complaints he had sent unwanted sexually explicit texts to a crime victim, has been reinstated.

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Newton Wants Developers To Hire 25 Percent City Residents

August 29th, 2018 · 108 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: includes ordinance language. East End City Councilman Ernie Newton says he’s finalizing language with the City Attorney’s Office to formulate an ordinance requiring developers seeking City Council approval on projects to make Bridgeporters 25 percent of the work force. What started initially as a resolution will be submitted as an ordinance. Unclear what force […]

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Legislature Balks On Sports Betting

August 29th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

The next governor of Connecticut must deal with sports betting. Following a Supreme Court ruling that legalized sports betting, Governor Dan Malloy began negotiations with the state’s tribal nations that operate Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in advance of an anticipated special session of the legislature that’s now off the table.

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Oz Qualifies For Guber Ballot

August 28th, 2018 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Oz Griebel, a former Republican running for governor with a former Democrat, Monte Frank, as his running mate, qualified for the ballot Tuesday, the secretary of the state’s office said. He joins Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski.

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Ethan: Don’t Judge Book By Its Cover

August 28th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The numbers are staggering. Democrats in Bridgeport outnumber Republicans by about 11 to 1. Still, this didn’t deter Republican Ethan Book from taking on his own party’s establishment defeating the endorsed GOP candidate in an August primary to pursue the super long shot odds of defeating Democratic incumbent Chris Rosario in the 128th State House seat […]

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