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Anastasi Makes His Mark In City Hall

October 18th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

His title is City Attorney but he’s really the mayor’s attorney irrespective of who holds the office, such is Mark Anastasi’s perspective serving as the city’s chief legal counsel for more than 20 years. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has the latest on Anastasi. Arguably one of the most powerful people in City Hall, City […]

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Emboldened by Carmen Lopez, Officials Wonder About Work History Of Construction Company

October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Backed by research of retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, a fierce critic of the Finch administration, some members of the City Council and school board have questions about the 15-year work history between the city and a leading Connecticut construction firm. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Since the late 1990s, under three different mayors, […]

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Mayor Urged To Flush Housing Authority Board

October 9th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Just about every mayor must deal with a Bridgeport Housing Authority mess. It’s the nature of the beast. Things go wrong and you get a call from officials with the federal Housing and Urban Development that helps fund a $30 million operation for thousands of low-income folks. If you don’t fix this, the feds will […]

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Challenging The Smokestack, City Council Supports Phase Out Of South End Coal Plant

October 6th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Declaring the South End power plant a health hazard, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night passed a non-binding resolution urging PSEG to “phase out the coal-fired electricity generation at the Bridgeport Harbor Station … to remediate the property for the next use.” See full resolution authored by councilor Enrique Torres here. CT Post scribe Brian […]

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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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