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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Debating Tax Breaks For Developers

March 28th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: If watching developers sweat is your thing, it’s time to sit in on a meeting of the City Council’s economic development committee.

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Finch Declares City Employees On City Council ‘Doesn’t Look Good’, Suggests Ganim Find Job In Outer Space

March 25th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Acknowledging city employees serving on the City Council “doesn’t look good,” Mayor Bill Finch appeared on the Chaz & AJ radio show Wednesday morning urging former Mayor Joe Ganim to find something else to do than seek his old job. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart listened to the interview that also included a surprise call-in, […]

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NAACP Chief: Cop Recruitment Disappoints Reflection Of Community, Finch: City More Diverse Than Other CT Cities

March 23rd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a government recruitment drive to hire police officers who reflect the makeup of the city, the new head of the local NAACP George Mintz expressed disappointment in the numbers. As of Tuesday, 1,013 candidates had met the testing qualifications, according to a story by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart. Of those, 139, or 14 […]

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Violating The City Charter, McCarthy Puts Finch In Political Predicament

March 19th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

City Council President Tom McCarthy has placed Mayor Bill Finch in a pickle. McCarthy serves at the pleasure of the mayor as deputy director of Labor Relations while filling the dual role as head of the city’s budget and legislative body in defiance of the City Charter. How can Finch take the high road asserting […]

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Under George Mintz, New Direction For NAACP

March 15th, 2015 · 3 Comments · News and Events

CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart profiles the new local leader of NAACP George Mintz. “If I need to mobilize the community and have 5,000 people tie up traffic in Bridgeport to make a point, then yes, I’m willing to do that,” he said. “But that will come after I have had the opportunity to dialogue. […]

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In Radio Interview, Ganim States He’s ‘Seriously Considering’ Run For Mayor–Says ‘Truly Sorry’ For Breaching Public Trust

March 11th, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim appeared Wednesday morning on the Chaz & AJ morning broadcast on radio station WPLR, offering contrition as he moves a step closer to running for the office he vacated in 2003 following his conviction on federal corruption charges.

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‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes

March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Proposed Development For Mount Trashmore Site In East End Raises Questions

March 9th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A sky-high illegal dumping ground known as Mount Trashmore that scarred the East End and was the subject of numerous protests was finally removed in 1992. A 2013 urban greenhouse proposal for the site, Boot Camp Farms, promising to create jobs for vets, has yet to take off.

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