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.
Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'
March 28th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
‘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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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.