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Council Members Accused Of Anti-Semitism

February 27th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: The municipal attorney who pursues delinquent sewer-use bills is taking on City Council members over inflammatory comments made about his being Jewish.

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Assault Hospitalizes Councilwoman Martinez

February 22nd, 2018 · 12 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart and Tara O’Neill, CT Post: Police are investigating an assault that sent a prominent councilwoman to the hospital.

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Wanna Be An Ethics Commissioner? Apply Here

February 22nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Council, News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: The City of Bridgeport is now actively soliciting applications of civic-minded Bridgeport residents to fill two vacancies on the City of Bridgeport Ethics Commission. Applications can be found online by following this link: bridgeportct.gov/ethics.

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Following Cop’s Arrest, Newton Urges Audit Of Police Overtime

February 14th, 2018 · 49 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following the arrest of a 34-year veteran of the Police Department for allegedly stealing overtime money, City Councilman Ernie Newton says an audit should go back many years to determine the depth of the abuses.

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School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.

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Meanwhile, City Council Members Seek Financial Information

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee on Monday attended a financial presentation to the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee. He files this commentary: Yesterday was a “red letter” day for the City of Bridgeport. The City stood up publicly on two occasions to talk about financial results. In the morning the Mayor announced a […]

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A Lot Of Gas Blowing Over South End Power Plant Conversion

February 10th, 2018 · 34 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The City Council members who represent the district, Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta, were instrumental in setting up PSEG’s presentation to the City Council. “We went to (City Council President) Aidee Nieves and explained we need for them to come to the full council for a presentation to all of us,” Taylor-Moye told OIB. She […]

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Will Bridgeport Generation Now’s Battle Cry Lead To Lasting Ideas?

February 9th, 2018 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Reform is in the air in the city. Will it stick in any lasting measure? Bridgeport Generation Now has launched an on-line petition, see here, in support of an “Anti-Corruption Resolution.” Monday night the social action group’s President Callie Heilmann urged the City Council to support its call to action. See video above.

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