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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Coates To Attend First Meeting As School Board Member

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In her first official meeting Monday as the newest member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates will hear an update about the rodent problem at Bassick High School, a discussion of the Special Education audit, an update about the parking issue at Roosevelt School and a concept plan for a Cal Ripken Park adjoining […]

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Anastasi To Provide Legal Tips To City Council, Torres: An Atrophied Branch Of Government

November 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

City Attorney Mark Anastasi’s filtering legal interpretations always intrigue. Monday at 6 p.m. the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee will meet in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall, inside the council chambers, for “An Informational session with City Attorney Mark Anastasi giving us a brief update on rules regarding the discussion and procedures of […]

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Walsh Questions Veracity Of Paoletto Investigation

November 19th, 2014 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh contends city employee councilor Richard Paoletto is being protected from his second sexual harassment allegation, the first of which the Troll says led to a slap on the wrist. City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, has recused himself from the city’s review process, writing “the […]

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Sports Authority Changes New Store Name To Bridgeport/Trumbull

November 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Feeling the outcry, Sports Authority Trumbull is now Sports Authority Bridgeport/Trumbull, according to its website.

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When The Dog Barks, Does The City Council Listen?

November 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

One thing about fiscal hound John Marshall Lee, he’s as dogged as they come trying to reach the 20-member City Council that approves the city budget and ordinances, among other matters. In his latest address to the councilors Monday night, Lee reminds them they are halfway through this term with an election on the horizon […]

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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Bridgeport Unveils ‘Better Every Day’ Campaign Sans Finch

November 17th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Enlisting a contractor to share the story of “Bridgeport getting better every day,” the city has launched a $250,000 marketing campaign under the direction of Communications Director Brett Broesder to highlight city progress on television, radio and websites into the new year. Mayor Bill Finch, seeking reelection in 2015, will not appear in the campaign. […]

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