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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Voter Guide Provides Insights About Candidate Positions

September 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The League of Women Voters Bridgeport Voters’ Guide shares information on precinct locations and candidate statements and positions for Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for City Council. See guide here. Council districts and precinct locations here.

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Dear Mr. Bezos, Bridgeport For Amazon HQ2

September 10th, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

You hear about the MarketWatch chatter that Bridgeport is a fit for Amazon’s second HQ? Democratic candidate for City Council in the Black Rock/West End 130th District Rowan Kane, in a letter to company CEO Jeff Bezos, declares, “Our diversity of heritage and experience and thought is not just unique, it is the foundation of […]

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Final Weekend, You Vote Already?

September 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Here we go, final weekend before Tuesday’s Democratic primaries featuring contests in nine of ten City Council districts. The registration deadline is noon on Monday. Unaffiliated voters may also switch to a major party by the same deadline.

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The Comings And Goings Of City Council Candidates

September 7th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Wednesday night’s City Council candidate forum hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now in the Bijou Theater featured a combination of the old, the young, the idealistic, the pragmatic, the misinformed and even the awkward that some argue was downright rude right out of the box. The ably moderated forum opened with each of the 20 or […]

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City Council Candidate Forum Generates Crowd At Bijou

September 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

An informative City Council candidate forum Wednesday night hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now brought out about 20 candidates before roughly 150 spectators in the Bijou Theater Downtown. Moderated by Natalie Pryce and John Torres, the candidates responded to a number of questions posed both by the moderators and audience. In the video clip above the […]

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For Theater Project, It’s All About Jobs

September 6th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Union jobs, open shop jobs, hey, any kind of jobs. That was the message that dominated the City Council public hearing Tuesday night for New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become […]

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When A Plan Does Not Go According To Plan

September 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Pensions, unfunded liability, bonding were some of the topics citizen fiscal investigator John Marshall Lee presented to the City Council Tuesday night. From Lee: Next Tuesday September 12, there are Democratic primaries in nine of the ten districts. Citizen candidates in nine districts decided to run, not because they were organized by the historically influential, […]

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If They Win, Will Reformers Practice What They Preach?

September 5th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Young people invigorating city politics gives the establishment plenty of pause. And it’s nice to see in this current era of activism. Over the years, a whole bunch of young insurgents took on the establishment and then became the establishment. Still other so-called outsiders threatened the powers and settled for city jobs. When reformers experience […]

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