City Librarian Scott Hughes has experienced growing pains with the Library Board that includes a successful voter referendum achieving more annual funding for upgrades and new buildings. Lately however, each side considers the other a pain in the butt.
Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'
February 11th, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events
February 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
And the battle is officially on. Three of ten Democratic Town Committee Districts will face off in March 1 primaries covering the West Side, East Side and Upper East Side that will feature three slates, according to elections officials. Absentee ballots, key in these low-turnout party wars, will be available this week. The top vote […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Anderson Ayala·Bob Halstead·Eric Stewart-Alicea·Gabrielle Parisi·Gil Hernandez·Howard Gardner·Jessica Martinez·John Olson·John Ricci·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Martha Santiago·Tyreke Bird
February 7th, 2016 · 91 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
For the past four decades Bridgeport mayors have had drivers, some more than others, utilizing inner-office staff or a police officer sometimes dictated by the daily schedule. Detective Ramon Garcia has assumed that role for JG2. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines the need for a driver and what other Connecticut cities do for mayoral […]
February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]
February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]
February 1st, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Presidential caucus and primary fever abound nationally, but in Bridgeport pols are gearing up for March 1 Democratic Town Committee primaries in potentially four districts featuring a cast of characters for control of the party.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Bob Halstead·Denese Taylor-Moye·Gil Hernandez·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Jessica Martinez·John Olson·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mitch Robles
January 30th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
It’s one simple sentence on the City Council agenda for Monday night “Miscellaneous Matters Committee Report re: Settlement of Legal Claim with Thomas C. McCarthy” but getting there was no simple resolution. The city’s legislative body is expected to provide final approval to an employment severance package for its leader who also served as deputy director […]
January 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
A coalition of religious leaders will engage Governor Dan Malloy, Mayor Joe Ganim and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal to “seek action on gun violence, police reforms and school funding” at a forum tonight (Thursday) at 7 at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue.