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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Library Dollars Shape City Budget

April 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Voter-approved library funding is now at the center of the city trying to hold the line on taxes. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:

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City Council Issues Moratorium On Sewer Fee Foreclosures

April 13th, 2018 · 62 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update, includes resolution language. If you are subject to foreclosure action by the Water Pollution Control Authority, you’ve been given a 180-day reprieve to work something out. That, at least, is the perspective of the City Council that voted almost unanimously Wednesday night following a public hearing to place a moratorium on foreclosures regarding tardy sewer-fee […]

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Sludge Fight: Council Considers Moratorium On Sewer Bill Collections

March 28th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom Mulligan, way back in the day, referred to City Council meetings as the “Monday night fights.” Well, seems like the poop is really flying now between members of a council committee and City Attorney’s Office over Water Pollution Control Authority collections.

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Makeover For Downtown Meters

March 21st, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

 From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Time has expired for the camera-equipped automated downtown parking meters.

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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The Politics Of Prayer–Ministers Unleash Big Dogs For Development Bite

March 11th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

PSEG’s conversion of the state’s last coal plant to a gas-fired facility in the South End includes a $500 million investment, mega tax dollars to the city as well as a job apprenticeship training program as part of a community benefits agreement. City ministers have meowed to City Council members that the company isn’t doing […]

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Pastors Press City Council On Power Plant Jobs

March 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The mostly minority crowd urged the council, which was holding its regular meeting, to look into allegations that PSEG Power LLC has reneged on promises to hire residents and local contractors to build its gas-fired power plant in the South End.

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Gomes Backs Jonathan Harris For Governor

March 2nd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

He didn’t support Joe Ganim for his mayoral comeback and now State Senator Ed Gomes isn’t supporting Ganim for governor. The governor’s race is wide open in both major parties. Gomes, who just turned 82, is backing former state commissioner Jonathan Harris, a once peer in the State Senate. Who’s Jonathan Harris? See here.

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