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Finch Dumps Democratic Leader Santiago From Housing Authority

September 26th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has booted longtime political operative Americo Santiago from the Bridgeport Housing Authority. The housing agency has experienced turmoil the past two years including the recent resignation of director Jim Miller and prior to him Nick Calace, as well as financial irregularities uncovered by federal auditors.

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Christina Ayala Faces Election Charges

September 24th, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Brian Lockhart of the CT Post reports “A Superior Court judge Tuesday signed a warrant for the arrest of state Rep. Christina Ayala D-Bridgeport, according to a law enforcement source.”

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Inventory Of Chemicals In Buildings A Must To Assist Firefighters

September 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Like many of her neighbors along Seaview Avenue, Gladys Fernandez said she had no idea potentially explosive chemicals were stored in the old industrial buildings across the street.

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Is The Connecticut Post Part Of “The Oppressive Machinery?” If You Haitz Newspaper Coverage, Call Henry

September 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media, News and Events

Journalism in general, and print media specifically, ain’t what it used to be. How in creation does the daily newspaper covering the state’s largest city slot just one full-time scribe to City Hall? Well, we’re spread thin they’ll say, we have this and that and this and that and with cutbacks from corporate suits, it’s […]

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State Officials Review Solar Park Plan On Old Dump

September 11th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The fight over a United Illuminating plan to install 9,000 solar panels atop the closed Seaside Park dump brought the Connecticut Siting Council to town Thursday.

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Navigating Himes-Debicella Maritime Political Posturing

September 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On Monday, Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella stood in front of the failed Derecktor Shipyards lot criticizing Democratic incumbent Jim Himes for supporting a $3 million government assistance package for the bottomed-out luxury yacht builder in the city’s East End, claiming Himes backed a sweetheart deal. Essentially, Debicella was recycling a GOP campaign complaint […]

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Debating Tax Incentives To Encourage Development

September 9th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Several City Council members such as Trish Swain and Rick Torres, in a story by Brian Lockhart of the CT Post, wonder how much money the city is leaving on the table because of tax breaks. Then again, how much would the city lose by not offering developers incentives?

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