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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Political Action Group Endorses Candidates

August 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

News release from Better Bridgeport: Better Bridgeport today announced its endorsement of three candidates running this year for the Bridgeport City Council and five candidates running for the Bridgeport Board of Education.

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Thwarting The Opposition, Mario’s Signature Strategy

July 31st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

One of the pleasures–some would call it power–of serving as Democratic town chair is discretion to select the date of the party endorsement for respective candidates. “Selective” is a key word for Mario Testa who has a history of choosing a late endorsement date to handcuff potential pain-in-the ass opponents from securing petition signatures to […]

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Endorsed Dems Could Have Lots Of Primary Company

July 31st, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If they secure 2,245 certified signatures from registered Democrats in Bridgeport, three petitioners will wage a September 12 primary for Board of Education against endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. JoAnn Kennedy and 138th Town Committee members Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea who are aligned with school board member Maria Pereira will […]

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City Petitions Zoners For Sale Approval Of Parcels For Proposed Downtown Theater Development

July 27th, 2017 · 37 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s development office has petitioned the Planning and Zoning Commission for the sale of 23 city properties including the multiple parcels associated with a proposed $400 million redevelopment of the shuttered and nostalgic Poli and Majestic theaters Downtown, according to a legal notice published Thursday in the Connecticut Post. The P&Z is scheduled to […]

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Barr Threatens City Council Members, Cops Called, Martinez: He’s Mentally Unstable

July 27th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Tony Barr, a 2015 mayoral candidate, has been barred from the mayor’s office. City Hall could be next. As the City Council’s Ordinance Committee meeting closed Tuesday night the man who pleaded guilty to two counts of breach of peace on charges he threatened to blow the mayor’s head off had a face-to-face confrontation with […]

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City Council Members: What’s Going On Behind Curtain Of Theater Development Plan?

July 23rd, 2017 · 13 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

City Council members are considering a seven-page memorandum of understanding with New York-based developer Exact Capital to revitalize two closed Downtown theaters and a hotel as well as building three housing towers as part of a $400 million three-phase plan. A public hearing will also be scheduled. Approval by the council allows the city to […]

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Downtown Leaders Back Meters

July 20th, 2017 · 18 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: An influential coalition of downtown property owners–members include various developers like Kim Morque and Phillip Kuchma, Forstone Capital and People’s United Bank–has endorsed the controversial new parking meters.

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Please Figure This Out–The Puzzle Of Party Endorsements

July 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

This is a weird–and potentially transforming–election cycle. Several Board of Education members are packing it in, it appears, including Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Annette Segarra-Negron, and now, according to Democratic political operatives Rafael Fonseca. But, GOP sources say, Larcheveque is now on the fence.

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