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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

What? The City Council Avoids Conflict Of Interest? Hennessy: Council Members Ignore Conflicts On Local Level

July 21st, 2014 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sound the trumpets. Bang the drums. Toot the horns. The Bridgeport City Council that has been mired in conflicts of interest for years with city employee councilors approving their own wages and benefits actually tried following federal guidelines so needy organizations wouldn’t lose out on millions of dollars through the Community Development Block Grant Program. […]

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School Board Expels Charter Group FUSE, Moales Blows Fuse

July 12th, 2014 · 88 Comments · Education, News and Events

On a night the Board of Education terminated the school system’s relationship with a controversial charter group managing the troubled Dunbar School, school board member Ken Moales proclaimed Mack Henry Allen who was employed by the organization was the victim of a “high-tech … lynching” and portrayed as a “black rapist.” Moales did not stay for […]

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Halstead Beats City Blight Order In Court

July 6th, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City Councilman Bob Halstead proved you can fight City Hall and win…by taking the city to court. Halstead says he was unfairly cited for blight violations at his home. More from Brian Lockhart, CT Post:

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Public Hearing Approved For Solar Park Plan On Old Dump

June 26th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Connecticut Siting Council on Thursday approved a public hearing for the planned United Illuminating solar park on the city’s closed dump in the West End of Seaside Park. The state agency’s authority includes jurisdiction over power facilities and transmission lines. The agency had received requests for a public hearing from residents in Black Rock […]

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Could Uniform-Mounted Cameras Be Police Future?

June 23rd, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Politics, Cops, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Police officers’ every move in the field could eventually be captured on uniform-mounted cameras.

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Fingers Crossed, City Officials Prepare For Pleasure Beach Access

June 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · News and Events

Reopening access to Pleasure Beach, a peninsula in the city’s East End shut off to the public for about 20 years, comes with a long checklist of what ifs, including safety and security. And then there’s the price tag as well. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: It’s been nearly 20 years since Pleasure Beach was […]

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Wave A Flag, Cross The Street (Pray For The Best)

June 17th, 2014 · 19 Comments · City Council, Cops, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Imagine a day when pedestrians frantically wave bright yellow flags at oncoming traffic while they scramble across the city’s busy streets.

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