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Parking Concerns Raised At New Roosevelt School

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Education Association President Rob Traber is scheduled to address the City Council Monday night regarding parking at the new Roosevelt School in the South End. In a related commentary retired city firefighter Andy Fardy raises questions about school parking. I have a question, who is in charge of designing the new schools in Bridgeport? […]

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Several Contracts Before The City Council

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

The Bridgeport City Council Monday night is expected to act on several matters approved by the Contracts Committee such as a Professional Services Agreement with Environmental Land Solutions, LLC for Inland Wetlands Consultant Services and an agreement regarding the bargaining unit contract for the City Attorney’s Union.

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Emboldened by Carmen Lopez, Officials Wonder About Work History Of Construction Company

October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Backed by research of retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, a fierce critic of the Finch administration, some members of the City Council and school board have questions about the 15-year work history between the city and a leading Connecticut construction firm. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Since the late 1990s, under three different mayors, […]

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Paging The Tax Man, Should IRS Review City Council Stipends For Personal Use?

October 10th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Black Rock resident Jennifer Buchanan, host of the Bridgeport Now cable access show, has asked the Internal Revenue Service to examine taxpayer-financed stipend expenditures of City Council members that “show payment to cell phone providers, Cable TV, grocery stores, drug stores, hardware stores and many restaurants.” If council members leverage stipends for personal use, must […]

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City Prepares To Polish Image

October 8th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city will launch a $250,000 marketing campaign “aimed at ensuring that people and businesses across the region know about the progress being made in our state’s largest city,” according to city Communications Director Brett Broesder. Mayor Bill Finch, poised for reelection in 2015, will not appear in any taxpayer-paid advertisements for this media campaign, […]

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Challenging The Smokestack, City Council Supports Phase Out Of South End Coal Plant

October 6th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Declaring the South End power plant a health hazard, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night passed a non-binding resolution urging PSEG to “phase out the coal-fired electricity generation at the Bridgeport Harbor Station … to remediate the property for the next use.” See full resolution authored by councilor Enrique Torres here. CT Post scribe Brian […]

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Torres Seeks Moratorium On Tax Breaks

October 5th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

City Councilman Rick Torres, who’s considering a third mayoral run, has submitted a resolution to the city’s legislative body that calls for a “Moratorium on Tax Abatements, Expansions and or Proliferations of any Not-For-Profit Organization.” His request will be referred to the Economic and Community Development and Environment Committee at Monday night’s City Council meeting. […]

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