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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

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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CT Post: City Waters Down Ethics Reform

August 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A year after promising a sweeping effort to weed out conflicts of interest, Mayor Bill Finch’s administration is instead requiring something far less onerous of city workers and saving paperwork.

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Bridgeport’s Pelto Factor In Governor’s Race

August 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a critic of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies, is awaiting word if he has secured enough certified signatures to qualify for the November ballot as a petitioning candidate poised to poach votes from Malloy. Pelto and his Bridgeport supporters say it’s all for a good cause. From […]

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

July 21st, 2014 · 20 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 · 89 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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