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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Cops Feel Overtime Pinch Among Top 100 City Employee Wage Earners

April 17th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

City educators and police officers (with several of them now retired) once again led the list of the top 100 wage earners for 2013, but with a number of cops receiving sizable haircuts from 2012 courtesy of Assistant Chief James Nardozzi reducing overtime costs. Mayor Bill Finch placed 37th on the list with gross earnings […]

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Christina Ayala’s Bracing For A Primary, What About Mom Ayala And Cousin Andres Ayala?

April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]

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Shipping Out Of Downtown, Zoners Back New Ferry Location In East End

April 15th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It was a rocky process that included legal battles and prior site rejection, but the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company that provides daily service to and from Port Jefferson New York, won approval from the Zoning Commission Monday night to relocate its Downtown terminal to Seaview Avenue across the harbor in the East End.

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Christina Ayala: I’m Running–Rosario Poised For Endorsement

April 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If State Rep. Christina Ayala’s to win a second two-year term she’ll have to wage a primary against Chris Rosario, the city’s director of Anti-Blight and Illegal Dumping, who has formed a candidate committee (see here) raising money to qualify for the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns. Ayala has only recently formed […]

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Governor To Deliver UB Commencement–Will Finch Show?

April 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the University of Bridgeport’s graduation exercises on Saturday May 10 at Webster Bank Arena. Will Mayor Bill Finch put aside his myopic opposition to UB and make an appearance?

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Election Buying–Snarky Foley Places Price Tag On City Votes

April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]

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Wall Street Journal Chronicles Steel Point, Finch: ‘It’s Happening’

April 8th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

The development was first proposed more than 30 years ago by Republican Mayor Lenny Paoletta. All these decades later is it possible mega retailer Bass Pro Shops will actually break ground this summer? WSJ’s Joseph De Avila writes about Steel Point: In most cities, the sight of heavy construction vehicles rumbling down the street doesn’t […]

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