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Paging William Bendix, ‘What A Revolting Development This Is’

October 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council

In his latest address to the City Council Monday night that highlights the city’s legal battle over tax payments of the trash-to-energy plant run by Wheelabrator, citizen financial watchdog John Marshall Lee declares in a Life of Riley moment, ‘What a revolting development this is.” From Lee: Let’s consider the economics of Bridgeport and the […]

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School Parking At Roosevelt ‘Dark And Isolated’ For Teachers

October 21st, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

With new school construction comes growing pains and one major pain, according to Roosevelt School teacher Ann Barney, is the parking situation for the South End school. She presented her concerns to the City Council Monday night. I come before you tonight as a collective voice for the Roosevelt Family. I ask that you please […]

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IRS Considers Call To Examine City Council Stipend Expenditures

October 20th, 2014 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

An official with the Internal Revenue Service has notified Black Rock resident Jennifer Buchanan, host of the Bridgeport Now cable access show, it is considering her request for the agency to examine taxpayer-financed stipend expenditures of City Council members she claims are not ordinary in the course of their duties such as “payment to cell […]

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Parking Concerns Raised At New Roosevelt School

October 20th, 2014 · 10 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 20th, 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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