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Zoners Consider Housing Units For Sacred Heart Students

September 24th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: measure tabled. City Councilwoman AmyMarie Vizzo Paniccia was among North End residents voicing zoning opposition to this housing proposal for Sacred Heart University students on Park Avenue. She writes on her Facebook page:

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City Council Approves Newton’s Hire Local Ordinance

September 18th, 2018 · 47 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 17-2 vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night approved an ordinance submitted by East End councilor Ernie Newton that urges developers seeking City Council approval on projects to make Bridgeporters “twenty (20%) percent local resident hires and five (5%) percent ex-felon hires.” Councilors AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michael DeFilippo voted against the measure.

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Council To Vote On Resident Employment Ordinance

September 16th, 2018 · 36 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Newton ordinance passes 17-2. Council members AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michael DeFilippo no votes. The Bridgeport City Council Monday night will take up a resolution presented by members Brown, Viggiano, Herron, Martinez and Langan “recognizing White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi Groups as Terrorist Organizations.” It will be referred to Public Safety and Transportation Committee.

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The North End’s SHU Box

May 12th, 2018 · 21 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sacred Heart University’s impact on the city is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing for its economic benefits. A curse, however, to North End homeowners dealing with runaway collegiate parties. The burgeoning university features a split campus, a majority of it in Fairfield, but also a meaningful presence across Park Avenue into Bridgeport […]

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Councilwoman Vizzo-Paniccia Receives Advocacy Group Leadership Post

December 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Council, News and Events

At the annual City Summit conference in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency group of the National League of Cities, elected Bridgeport City Councilor AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia first vice president. The NLC is a resource and advocacy group for municipalities throughout the country.

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Aidee Nieves Becomes First Latina City Council President

December 5th, 2017 · 98 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: see council committee assignments here. Aidee Nieves, a member of the Democratic Town Committee, was elected Monday night as the City Council’s first Latina president. She replaces Tom McCarthy who served in that role for 10 years. He did not seek reelection to his North End seat, but was able to cast a vote, citing […]

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Logjam For City Council President

November 30th, 2017 · 90 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The race for City Council president is one gigantic swirl with veterans and young insurgents taking a look at the city’s top legislative spot to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. Who has the inside track for 11 votes?

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Newton: Hold Off On City Council Presidency Election Until Everyone Seated

November 27th, 2017 · 35 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As a court battle plays out to determine the Democratic candidates in the City Council’s 133rd District, maneuvering is underway to select a new legislative leader December 4 to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. But incoming council member Ernie Newton who served as council president back in the early 1980s says there’s no compelling reason to […]

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