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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Torres Chats With Rush On Obama’s Cuba Policy, ‘Black Relations My New Pet’

December 19th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Council, City Politics, National Politics

It took 10 years, but Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres got through to conservative talk show godfather Rush Limbaugh on Thursday to agree with Barack Obama about free trade with Cuba where Torres once lived. Torres also told Rush “I’d love to call you some future day and talk to you about black relations, because […]

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City Council To Act On $90 Million Request For Poop System Upgrade

December 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sewage treatment isn’t cheap and the city’s still trying to modernize its two facilities processing sludge from an antiquated infrastructure. The City Council Monday night at 7 at City Hall, according to the posted agenda, will take up a Budget and Appropriations Committee report approving financing of $90,370,000 for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction […]

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What Will Queenie Do? What Will Alma Do? Political Positioning For 2015

December 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Ooh, it was such a juicy rumor for the scandal sheet business, we couldn’t let this one go without fanning the flames. City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, the city’s queen of absentee ballots, wants to lead the Town Clerk’s Office that oversees absentee ballots.

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Lee: City Council Representation Of Taxpayers Laughable

December 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, News and Events

In his latest commentary, city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee claims the City Council needs lots of coaching in financial matters and as a budget and legislative body is, well, laughable. Several years ago I had listened to mostly negative comments about the way governmental things run in Bridgeport and decided to educate myself on […]

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City Honors Firefighters For Saving Elderly Woman

December 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, Firefighters, News and Events

From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Mayor Bill Finch and City Council honored three firefighters Monday in City Council Chambers for their heroic rescue of a 93-year-old woman in a Nov. 19, house fire on Bennett Street.

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Councilman Paoletto’s Political Consequence Factor

December 2nd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The saga of Richard Paoletto, facing a second sexual harassment claim in five years while serving as a city councilor on the public payroll, has ramifications beyond his professional career. The reality is, in most situations of this type involving public office, he’d be fired from his paid position. If this were Joe Blow facing […]

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Black Rock Pedestrian Bridge To Metro Train Station Advances

November 30th, 2014 · 18 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Rep. Auden Grogins’ advocacy for construction of a pedestrian bridge across Ash Creek in Black Rock to access the Fairfield Metro train station in close proximity to the neighborhood has moved a step closer. Monday night approval of a grant application to the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation Capitol Improvement Program will be […]

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