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Scrapped Tax Deal Back On City Council Agenda

August 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Rejected by the City Council in May, the city’s legislative body Monday night is expected to revisit a revised 35-year tax abatement for the mixed-use Crescent Crossing housing development at 252 Hallet Street on the East Side. Former Mayor Joe Ganim, a critic of the tax arrangement, is scheduled to address the council during the […]

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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]

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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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Ganim, Maya, Hudson Announce Ticket A Week From Convention

July 13th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Hoping history repeats itself with incumbent Fleeta Hudson as his city clerk running mate from 1991 and a new addition with Town Clerk Alma Maya, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced Monday afternoon on the steps of City Hall “a diverse ticket” that has “been in battles for the betterment of Bridgeport.”

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Foster Outlines 50-Day Plan As Mayor

July 11th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

What will a Mary-Jane Foster administration look like if she’s elected mayor? The Democratic candidate on Friday issued a plan for her first 50 days in office: ● The first thing I will do is have an independent audit conducted of the City’s budget ● I will meet with each department in City Hall to […]

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Foster Calls On City Council To Set Aside Jobs For Residents

July 9th, 2015 · 31 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mary-Jane Foster campaign: Mary Jane Foster, candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor in this fall’s election, today called on the City Council to demand any construction contracts entered into by the city for the PT Barnum train station require setasides for Bridgeport residents and that all apprenticeship positions must be filled […]

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Railroad Station Design, Airport Improvements On City Council Agenda

July 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The Bridgeport City Council begins its summer session Monday night, one regularly scheduled meeting for July and August. While the mayor’s race is getting most of the attention, this is also an election year for the council.

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Tax Department Blows Financial Flat Towing Cars

June 27th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The tax department in City Hall oversees a car towing operation which officials maintain earns little to no money.

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