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Gardner Tends To Minimum Budget Requirement Controversy

April 29th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Education

Democratic mayoral candidate Howard Gardner, a member of the Board of Education, asserts the city’s pulling a dipsy doodle when it comes to financially meeting the state-mandated Minimum Budget Requirement. This commentary also appears in the CT Post. From Gardner: Someone recently shared this saying with me, “In God we trust, everybody else must have […]

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White: Speaking Out Leads To Budget White Out–Saga Of City Council Conflicts

April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White provides insight into conflicts that arise with city employees serving on the budget and legislative body. He had served as council staff support but, as he writes, “I stuck my neck out and did what I thought was right by expressing concerns which may be labeled as misappropriation of funds.” […]

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Walsh FOI Trolls Information Among Bill Killers Of Government Reform

March 13th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

How deep do tentacles run to kill a government reform bill? That’s what former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh wants to know in a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi whose dubious legal opinion allows city employees to serve on the City Council in defiance of the voter-approved City Charter.

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Bass Pro Construction Expected To Begin Within 30 Days

August 23rd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Building permits have been filed to start construction of Bass Pro Shops as the anchoring tenant on the Steel Point redevelopment area first proposed 30 years ago to revitalize the East Side. Officials say construction will begin within 30 days.

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Malloy Celebrates Groundbreaking For Ernest Trefz School Of Business At UB, Mayor A No Show

November 20th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Wednesday joined University of Bridgeport officials at the groundbreaking for the Ernest Trefz School of Business in honor of the UB supporter and trustee. Mayor Bill Finch, continuing his boycott of UB because of his opposition to an arm of the Unification Church that rescued the university financially more than 20 […]

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Bridgeport Now Host Issues FOI Request, Seeks Review Of Documents For Driveway To Manny’s Mansion

July 1st, 2013 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Jennifer Buchanan, an active member of the community action group Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport, has issued a freedom of information request to the city seeking a review of documents associated with the city’s approval to finance a controversial driveway for Bridgeport-based developer Manny Moutinho’s Stratford mansion as part of an airport safety project. […]

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Wood Praises Charlie Carroll As One Of City’s Best

April 25th, 2013 · 40 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Finch’s Chief of Staff Adam Wood salutes the work of Charlie Carroll who will resume the duties of the full-time director of Parks after performing both roles of parks and Public Facilities chief for five years. Letter to editor from Wood. I am writing today to make the record clear: Charles Carroll is one […]

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2012 Review: Ayala Wins State Senate Primary Over Newton, Gomes–Historic Election For Hispanics

December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.

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