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Walker: City Needs Financial Control Board To Restructure Finances

October 31st, 2014 · 21 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker was a featured speaker at a meeting of The Movement, a new coalition offering a public forum to potential mayoral candidates. Walker shares some of the points he touched on in his presentation last night.

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State House Candidates Address Blight, Government Reform And Taxes

October 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A few weeks ago South End activist and demographics guru Andrew Martinez conducted an online survey that received more than 80 responses with approximately 35 being South End residents. Based on responses from South End residents, Martinez identified three priority areas: Blight, Governance (transparency, conflicts of interest) and Taxes. The candidates running for the 130th […]

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Merrill Doesn’t Ditch Mitch For Failing To Disclose Convictions

October 30th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

South End District Leader Mitch Robles has been given a pass from the office of Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill for not disclosing felony drug convictions on his application renewal as a notary public. From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office allowed Mitchell Robles, a longtime district […]

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City Councilman Enrique Torres’ Black Power Tattoo Binds ‘Myself To The Black Struggle’

October 30th, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two-time mayoral candidate City Councilman Enrique Torres speaks yarns about the “black struggle” but no one really thought he’d needle a tattoo on his arm to drive home the point. He did. Torres, who’s contemplating another Republican run for the mayoralty, posted a photo on his Facebook page sporting a new tattoo in another of […]

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McCarthy To City Council Members On Paoletto Probe: I Will Recuse Myself, Don’t Talk To Press

October 29th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

City Council President Tom McCarthy, in an email to members of the legislative body, says he will recuse himself as deputy director of Labor Relations in a probe of sexual harassment allegations against city employee councilor Rich Paoletto, the second time since 2010. Paoletto, who represents the Upper East Side, has been suspended with pay […]

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Does “The Movement” For Mayor Beat A Pulse For 2015? Or Flatlined?

October 29th, 2014 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

The Movement “to raise issues facing the citizens of Bridgeport, educate and engage people in fostering real changes” will conduct its third community forum on Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, featuring former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who has his Black Rock home for sale, as the featured speaker.

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Homestretch To Election Day

October 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

One week to go and polls show the race for governor cannot be any tighter.  Barring anything kooky happening in the final days, now it’s just a question of which side does a better job pulling out their peeps.

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