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Who’s Protecting Taxpayer Money?

November 30th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee raises a question, What happens when City custodians and fiduciaries fail to protect public funds and property? As the Ganim administration prepares to take office Tuesday, Lee no doubt will continue to review purchase orders to see who’s getting paid and asking why. His latest commentary centers on a city […]

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Reel Fun, Traffic Jam Hooked On East Side, Bridgeport Bass Pro Shops Opens To Thousands

November 19th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Thousands of enthusiastic customers Wednesday night flooded the opening of Bass Pro Shops, the anchor tenant to the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side more than 30 years in the making, outgoing Mayor Bill Finch’s economic development legacy. Bass Pro is an incredible 150,000-square-foot indoor experience for its “Outdoor World” featuring fishing, boating, […]

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Rev. Lee Protests Tribute Reversal, Mayor’s Office Cites Misunderstanding, Thanks Her For Service

August 12th, 2015 · 87 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Video features OIB commenter Steven Auerbach in verbal exchange with Mary McBride Lee. Charging Mayor Bill Finch meddled politically in a tribute to honor Rev. Mary McBride Lee’s march at Selma in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the city councilor and supporters protested Tuesday in front of the Margaret […]

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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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