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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Crickets: One Is The Loneliest Number At Budget Public Hearing

April 20th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

So, a grand total of one–yes, one–spoke Thursday night at the public hearing on the general budget in City Council chambers. And that one person was Bassick High School teacher Annie McDermott who delivered a passionate plea to improve conditions at the physically challenged high school. Annie was encouraged to return next week for the […]

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WPCA Weighs City Council Moratorium On Foreclosures–Lopez, Klein Scrutinize Collection Practices

April 20th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A special meeting of the Water Pollution Control Authority is scheduled to take place Friday afternoon regarding the City Council’s 180-day moratorium on foreclosures. The authority will hear a presentation by the City Attorney’s Office where foreclosure action is initiated. It raises a question: what happens when the will of the council bumps against the […]

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Library Dollars Shape City Budget

April 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Voter-approved library funding is now at the center of the city trying to hold the line on taxes. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:

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Public Hearing Schedule For Mayor’s Proposed Budget

April 14th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed budget will take place Thursday 6 p.m. in City Council chambers before the Budget and Appropriations Committee. See full budget schedule and timeline here. The proposed spending plan calls for no tax increase.

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City Council Issues Moratorium On Sewer Fee Foreclosures

April 13th, 2018 · 62 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update, includes resolution language. If you are subject to foreclosure action by the Water Pollution Control Authority, you’ve been given a 180-day reprieve to work something out. That, at least, is the perspective of the City Council that voted almost unanimously Wednesday night following a public hearing to place a moratorium on foreclosures regarding tardy sewer-fee […]

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DeFilippo, Herron Take Flight In North End–No-Show Keeley Finishes Last In City Council Race

April 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

This long, strange trip for City Council in the North End 133rd District will finally come to a close. Tuesday night district Democrats voiced loud and clear their support for endorsed candidates Michael DeFilippo and incumbent councilwoman Jeanette Herron who ran up nearly a three to one win over challengers Anne Pappas Phillips and former […]

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A Long, Strange Trip For City Council

April 10th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Voting is underway at Blackham and Madison schools for the Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District between party endorsed Michael DeFilippo and Jeanette Herron challenged by former State Rep. Bob Keeley and zoning commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips. What a long, strange trip this has been since last September with campaigning […]

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Keeley Bails On Running Partner, But Phillips Not Quitting

April 9th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE:  Keeley bails. Former State Rep. Bob Keeley may have thrown his so-called running partner under the bus by “mailing my candidacy in” but Anne Pappas Phillips says she’s not quitting on Tuesday’s primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Talk about cutting and running. Keeley left a voice message for his […]

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