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Entries Tagged as 'Bob Halstead'

Lopez, On Behalf Of Aggrieved Homeowner, Wins Reversal Of Historic District ‘Fraudulent Application’

September 9th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following persistence and legal expertise by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, the Bridgeport Historic District Commission Thursday night reversed an after-the-fact violation that led to the dubious installation of a driveway with a gate and curb cut at a house facing Washington Park. A certificate of appropriateness should have been obtained because the property […]

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When City Lawyers Must Buy Time, They Do This …

September 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

… Reschedule a meeting because they’d be facing retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez–questioning the veracity of a city commission–backed by a state official who notified commissioners to do their job … so a notice is posted at the front door of City Hall. Lopez and a number of other city activists showed up to […]

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Lopezed! When A Commission Ignores The Rules, A Judge Steps Up To Grate The Gate

August 31st, 2018 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s Historic District Commission has been Lopezed. Some have been lasered, some tasered, some Lendered (paging Jon Lender, Hartford Courant) but nothing like an unpacking by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who stepped up on behalf of former City Councilman Bob Halstead whose passion for historic preservation in the East Side’s Washington Park collided […]

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State To Historic Commission: Do Your Job To Enforce Regulations

August 31st, 2018 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Mary Dunne has notified the chair of the Bridgeport Historic District Commission that it cannot pass the buck in the enforcement of its regulations. Someone in the city, by state law, must step up such as the zoning office.

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Big Night For Testa And Ganim–Pereira’s Insurgent Slate Loses, Black Rock Challengers Fall

March 7th, 2018 · 66 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Insurgents came up well short Tuesday trying to take out seasoned campaigners in Democratic Town Committee primaries. A slate led by 138th District Leader Maria Pereira has lost all nine seats to a coalition aligned with Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in the Upper East Side, according to unofficial returns. Testa spent most of his day in the […]

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Dragging Out Voters In Town Committee Wars, Flexing ABs In The Rock

March 6th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Voters have been identified. Now it’s time to place last-minute calls, door knocks, lit drops and social media blasts. And oh, remind voters to send in their absentee ballot. Those could be pivotal. On Tuesday registered Democrats in 6 of 10 districts will decide the makeup of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee the next two […]

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Guerrilla Warfare, Absentee Ballot Push In Town Committee Primaries

March 1st, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 requests for absentee ballots and counting. Just days from Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries in six districts, candidates and political operatives are placing a premium on absentee ballots. Where’s the majority of the action?

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Himes Steps Up For Danny Roach As Town Committee Battle Heats Up

February 26th, 2018 · 109 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

High-profile pols generally don’t avail themselves to local, insider political skirmishes, but they will sometimes step up for neighborhood leaders who’ve been there for them early and often. That’s what Congressman Jim Himes has done for Danny Roach, neighborhood bar owner, police commissioner, mayoral appointee and district leader whose nine-member Democratic Town Committee slate faces […]

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