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Library Board Checks Out Hughes’ Job Performance

February 11th, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

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.

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Political Slates Set For March 1 Dem Primaries

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 […]

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Does The Mayor Need A Wheel Man?

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 […]

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City Architect Steps Up For Finch, Provides Job Downtown

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 […]

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City Council Approves McCarthy’s Severance Deal, No Public Discussion

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 […]

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Pols Poised For Democratic Town Committee Primaries

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.

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City Council Expected To Approve McCarthy’s Severance Agreement Under ‘Consent Calendar’ Cover

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 […]

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Religious Leaders To Question Malloy, Ganim, Blumenthal On Key Issues

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.

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