Ricky don’t lose that name! Lightning rod Black Rock City Councilman Rick Torres tells the CT Post’s Brian Lockhart that “I would like to be called Enrique from now on. I don’t expect people to do that overnight. That’s kind of hard to do.” Torres says part of the reason for the new identity is grounded […]
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March 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch will submit his proposed budget to the City Council in four weeks with less tax revenue than last year. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: A year after City Hall celebrated a near 1 percent increase in the grand list–the amount of taxable property–some of those gains were lost.
March 6th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council
One month away from Mayor Bill Finch submitting his budget proposal to the City Council, city financial guardian John Marshall Lee implored the city’s budget authority to focus on the financials. His Monday address to the council: Council President McCarthy, Council persons, interested member of the Bridgeport community. For the past two Council sessions I […]
March 2nd, 2014 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Two weeks to the day the Parks Commission unanimously rejected Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal for construction of a solar generating facility on the former landfill at Seaside Park, the board is scheduled to meet again for what the mayor hopes this time is approval of a 20-year arrangement with United Illuminating. The meeting is scheduled […]
February 25th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
During last week’s City Council public hearing on Mayor Bill Finch’s plan to install a solar field on the former landfill at Seaside Park, a supporter of the proposal, Onte Johnson, a local Sierra Club organizer against the coal-fired power plant in the South End operated by PSEG, proclaimed to audience members “I would love […]
February 24th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning
Mary-Jane Foster, 2011 mayoral candidate, writes in a commentary “The turmoil surrounding Mayor Finch’s proposed solar panel farm in Seaside Park is notable and deserves further attention both by the CT Post and Bridgeport residents. As a relative matter this is an earthquake of measurable note on the Richter scale.” Full commentary follows:
February 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
In a scene from The Godfather, Clemenza schools Michael Corleone, practicing to Swiss cheese a corrupt police captain, about family rivalries. Michael: “How bad do you think it’s gonna be?” Clemenza: “Pretty goddamn bad. Probably all the other families will line up against us. That’s all right. These things gotta happen every five years or […]
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