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Entries Tagged as 'Bob Curwen'

When The Dog Barks, Does The City Council Listen?

November 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

One thing about fiscal hound John Marshall Lee, he’s as dogged as they come trying to reach the 20-member City Council that approves the city budget and ordinances, among other matters. In his latest address to the councilors Monday night, Lee reminds them they are halfway through this term with an election on the horizon […]

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General Lee Barks ‘Troublesome’ Words For Council Members

May 20th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City stipends, debit cards, city ordinances … city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee reminded City Council members Monday night about their responsibilities to taxpayers. His comments follow: Ordinance–Stipends are considered reimbursements for expenses incurred while pursuing your duties … The big picture as you approved budget items this year …

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Fight For Control Of Upper East Side

February 3rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

In this wild and crazy Democratic Town Committee season, a race to watch is the 138th District where City Librarian Scott Hughes and former zoning commissioner Pat Fardy have joined forces with seven other neighborhood activists to try to wrest political control of the Upper East Side from a veteran slate that includes city employees […]

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School Board Controversy Among Top Stories In March And April 2013

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas receives three-year contract, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez tries to block it in court. These were among the top stories from March and April in 2013. Additional headlines follow:

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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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Minutes From City Council Meetings Highlight Funding Approval For Airport Improvements, Controversial Driveway

June 8th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Minutes of meetings from a September 17, 2012 City Council committee and then a meeting of the full City Council immediately following provide some insight into the funding approval that led to a controversial $400,000 gravel driveway at the Stratford home of a Bridgeport-based developer as part of a larger $40 million safety upgrade at […]

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