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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Downtown Leaders Back Meters

July 20th, 2017 · 18 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: An influential coalition of downtown property owners–members include various developers like Kim Morque and Phillip Kuchma, Forstone Capital and People’s United Bank–has endorsed the controversial new parking meters.

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Meanwhile, East End City Council Battle Thickens

July 19th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ernie Newton sought to “dispel some rumors” Wednesday as he pitched fellow East End Democrats on supporting his efforts to return to the City Council.

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Following Prostitution Bust, An Ethics Commission Kayo

July 15th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The ethics commission member accused of soliciting a prostitute has “with great reluctance” resigned. But Dr. Noel Kayo also wrote in his letter to Mayor Joe Ganim that he hoped to again volunteer for a municipal board after he clears his “good name and reputation.”

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Council Committee Advances Theater Renovation Plan, With Questions

July 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: In a close vote, the City Council’s Contracts Committee preliminarily blessed a New York-based developer’s $400 million vision for a pair of historic downtown theaters–but only after meeting behind closed doors to view a pair of rejected proposals.

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Shots Fired Near Mayor While Visiting Family Of Homicide Victim

July 6th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

 From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: There are times when it seems excessive for the mayor of a city with overtaxed residents and an overstretched police force to have a detective as a chauffeur. Thursday morning was not one of those times.

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Will They Ever Catch Up? Filling Board and Commission Vacancies

July 1st, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Bill Finch had this problem. Joe Ganim too. Whether effort for the task, administrative disorganization, lack of interest by the public to serve, background check logjam; filling vacancies to boards and commissions has been a quagmire for a decade.

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‘Bridgeport’s Newest Ethics Commissioner, One Wild And Crazy Guy’–McCarthy: Get Lost

June 29th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Ethics commissioner “Doctor” Noel Kayo’s story is getting better every day. Pinched for allegedly patronizing a prostitute, or what police say he thought was a prostitute, the “doctor” who’s not licensed to practice in Connecticut could easily be clubbing with Steve Martin. Now here’s a novel idea, how about the Ethics Commission meeting at city clubs? […]

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For Former Offenders, A New Job Opportunity

June 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

On a day the city announced the Mayor’s Initiative on Re-Entry Affairs was praised by the United States Conference of Mayors, a jobs fair organized by former State Senator Ernie Newton on behalf of his employer Career Resources at the Margaret Morton Government Center attracted a steady stream of former offenders seeking a second chance […]

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