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Stooge Politics–Maria Piranha Takes A Bite Out Of City Clerk Lydia Martinez

April 21st, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira, former Democratic district leader in the Upper East Side and the self-styled piranha of city politics, does not hold back in this commentary castigating political rebellion in her neighborhood. The 138th District is under complete assault by Mario Testa, Mayor Ganim and City Clerk Lydia Martinez.

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City Charter Conflict: When You Claim To Live Here, But Vote There

April 7th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

John Marshall Lee once again questions in a commentary the veracity of Civil Service Commission Chair Eleanor Guedes. “How does a Trumbull, CT registered voter claiming a residence of 48 Teller Road, Trumbull, vote in several recent years in Trumbull elections, while occupying a position as Chair of a Bridgeport Commission where it is indicated […]

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Great Scott! A Switch For Mitch In The 131st District–Party Officer Selection Thursday

March 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On Thursday, 5:30 p.m. the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will select party officers at the Madison Avenue restaurant of Mario Testa who will seek another two-year term as party leader. On Monday recounts took place in three districts following last week’s primaries. A change occurred in the 131st District where a slate led by former […]

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Wanna Be An Ethics Commissioner? Apply Here

February 22nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Council, News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: The City of Bridgeport is now actively soliciting applications of civic-minded Bridgeport residents to fill two vacancies on the City of Bridgeport Ethics Commission. Applications can be found online by following this link: bridgeportct.gov/ethics.

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Are You Paying Attention?

February 6th, 2018 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

That was one among many questions posed to City Council members Monday night by government hawk John Marshall Lee. Less than two months ago, the Assistant City Clerk wrote a letter to three members of the November 2017 City Council informing them of the approved resolution requiring that “all officers of the city, elected or […]

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What’s Bona Fide Residency? The Eleanor Guedes Case

January 12th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

The question of residency for Civil Service Commission Chair Eleanor Guedes was a hotly debated item on OIB in 2009. See here. What’s bona fide residency? In the case of Guedes she has a family business outfitted with a bedroom in Bridgeport she declares as a residence, but the evidence then and now argues she […]

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Filling Vacancies And Playing By The Rules

December 21st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Civil Service

Government scrutineer John Marshall Lee has been digging through a number of city departments raising questions about board and commission vacancies as well as the inner workings of Civil Service. He provides this report: Bridgeport, have you ever thought about the way fellow citizens, appointed to Boards and Commissions by successive Mayors, and perhaps later […]

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Show Me The Money???!!!

September 25th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Financial watchdog John Marshal Lee reports on the Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department held Saturday, and questions the absence of support for education. SHOW ME THE MONEY???!!! This afternoon a “Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department” walked a few blocks from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 100 Park Ave. […]

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