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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

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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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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