Mary-Jane Foster, an exploratory candidate for mayor, wants to know how much taxpayer dough has been spent on outside legal fees since Bill Finch has been mayor. It’s a lot. But it’s not something hizzoner shares on his daily Twitter feeds. Wouldn’t that be nice? My guess is millions. Who’s being paid? How much? Any of these lawyers [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Andy Abate'
February 8th, 2010 · 18 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics
Update: Marilyn Moore is a pistol. A pol with passion. And I say pol in the best sense of the word (some pols don’t like being called pols), a bright feisty force you want on your side in a fight.
September 24th, 2009 · 68 Comments · Education, Library
I was looking to create a little trouble Wednesday afternoon. (Yeah, I can’t help myself.) So I called Jim O’Donnell, the genial president of the Bridgeport Library Board, to elicit an update on the November referendum to determine library funding. Voters will decide whether one mil shall be appropriated to fund library services. Basically, one mil in the [...]
February 26th, 2009 · 31 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Legislative leaders from Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe heard a pitch Wednesday night from their respective chief executives about authorizing creation of a regional sewer system modeled after one created in the New Haven region. Twelve of twenty Bridgeport City Council members joined their suburban peers at Tashua Knolls in Trumbull to hear a presentation from [...]
September 27th, 2008 · 73 Comments · City Budget, Civil Service, National Politics, News and Events
When I look at the layoff list of city employees Mayor Bill Finch released on Thursday I see several with a long history of service to the city. Andrew Abate, who served as chief of the Water Pollution Control Authority for about 20 years, was let go. Funds for the WPCA come from a separate water fee so [...]
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