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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

‘Dream’ For ‘Iconic’ Amphitheater Breaks Ground

July 12th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim, Live Nation concert promoter Jim Koplik and developer Howard Saffan broke ground Thursday on a $15 million warm-weather amphitheater whose boutique tensile roof more than 100 feet high will change the face of the Downtown/South End just off I-95. The venue, replacing the ballpark at Harbor Yard, will seat roughly 5,500 and […]

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No Parking Pleasure At Beach, Lopez To City Council: Stop Being Props For Ganim Photo-ops

July 3rd, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez has stepped up on several occasions to leverage her legal might to the cause of rectifying government snafus such as parking meters and wastewater collection practices. Now a neighborhood cry has started urging her guidance to preserve a lot for Pleasure Beach parking in the East End, including an […]

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From Fiscal Health To Physical Health

July 3rd, 2018 · 1 Comment · City Council, News and Events

Eschewing a presentation on fiscal health, citizen watchdog John Marshall Lee urged City Council members Monday night to become advocates for constituents suffering from respiratory illnesses. Last week an employee of a City Department asked me: “Where is your snow shovel?” What was he talking about? I brought this shovel on more than one occasion […]

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Commission Appointments On Council Agenda

June 29th, 2018 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

Mayoral appointments to Ethics Commission, Port Authority, Planning & Zoning and Water Pollution Control Authority will be taken up at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Monday’s meeting is also the first for the new budget year that begins July 1.

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A City Council General Election In The North End (Finally) Arrives, Herron And DeFilippo Win

June 26th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: Herron and DeFilippo victorious. Hi there, how are ya? There’s a general election for City Council on Tuesday (today) in the North End 133rd District. How’d that happen?

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Freedom Of Information Violates Its Own Rules?

June 21st, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Council, News and Events

What happens when the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission violates its own rules? In May retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez filed an FOI complaint charging that a meeting by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a […]

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McCarthy Bids Goodbye To City Council A Second Time

June 19th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

He thought he had bid farewell to the City Council last year, but just when he thought he was out former council President Tom McCarthy was pulled back in courtesy of court intervention involving a Democratic primary in the 133rd District that looks like it will finally be resolved in the upcoming general election.

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Board And Commission Appointments On City Council Agenda

June 17th, 2018 · 12 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Appointments to boards and commissions, including police, fire, ethics, zoning, Water Pollution Control Authority and Port Authority, dominate the City Council agenda for Monday night. See agenda here. See addendum for appointment referrals here.

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