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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Meyer Renders Legal Opinion On Weldon School Board Position, Six Seats On November Ballot

July 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer has issued a legal decision with the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State in which he advises that John Weldon’s school board seat should appear on the November ballot to fill out the term ending 2019. Meyer termed it a preliminary decision pending a legal review and interpretation […]

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Attention Political Junkies: Capitol Report Premieres Sunday Channel 8

July 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

OIB friend Tom Dudchik, owner and editor of CTCapitolReport, kicks off his political insight show Sunday 10 a.m. on Channel 8. ‘Capitol Report’ will follow ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ on Sunday mornings. Dudchik and panelists will look under the hood of Connecticut politics, chalkboard the wide open 2018 governor’s race and examine the state budget crisis from a variety […]

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Following Prostitution Bust, An Ethics Commission Kayo

July 15th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The ethics commission member accused of soliciting a prostitute has “with great reluctance” resigned. But Dr. Noel Kayo also wrote in his letter to Mayor Joe Ganim that he hoped to again volunteer for a municipal board after he clears his “good name and reputation.”

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Here We Go Again, Another Fire At Former Rubber Plant, Emergency Demo Ordered

July 14th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: City orders emergency demolition. See here. “Due to the fire and safety hazards that currently exist because of the most recent fire (Wednesday), an emergency order for demolition was issued by the Building Department in collaboration with the Bridgeport Fire Department,” according to city spokeswoman Rowena White. A demo crew was on site Friday morning. […]

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Veteran City Council Member Castillo And Education Activist Join Forces For District Run

July 14th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Incumbent city councilman from the 136th District Alfredo Castillo has paired up with community activist Maria Zambrano Viggiano to represent the East Side and Hollow neighborhoods. The other councilman for the district Jose Casco says he plans to seek reelection and is searching for a campaign partner that would set up a September Democratic primary.

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Gardner Laments Pols Favoring City At Expense Of Schools

July 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner in a commentary that also appeared in the CT Post asserts “As long as the administration and political bosses can pressure and influence members of the board, the 21,000 children of this district will always get the short end of the stick.”

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Lopez: Time For City Council To Create A Serious Charter Revision Commission

July 12th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a commentary also published by the CT Post, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez urges creation of a Charter Revision Commission with specifics on government reforms that should be examined. From Lopez: It’s that time of year again! In politics, this time is known as the ‘silly season.’

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Council Committee Advances Theater Renovation Plan, With Questions

July 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: In a close vote, the City Council’s Contracts Committee preliminarily blessed a New York-based developer’s $400 million vision for a pair of historic downtown theaters–but only after meeting behind closed doors to view a pair of rejected proposals.

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