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Entries Tagged as 'Angel DePara'

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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Cecil Young Is Noisy, And That’s No Bull, Airs Out Lungs In Front Of FBI Office

August 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Community gadfly Cecil Young‘s bullhorn is much a part of the fabric of Bridgeport as the coal burning South End smokestack. They both huff and puff and spew. Cecil’s blown out the ear drums of residents at all points in the city. Several years ago his bullhorn created such a racket in front of then Mayor […]

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 6th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

How many direct hires has Joe Ganim made since he reclaimed the mayoralty starting December 1? Less than 30, according to a list of discretionary appointments provided by the city following an OIB FOI request.

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Pullman & Comley To Remain As City Bond Counsel

January 12th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport-based law firm Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom will continue, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who says the firm submitted the strongest and least expensive proposal after the city solicited price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut.

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