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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Meyer'

Retired Judge Lopez Shares Legal Insight Into Weldon School Board Seat, City Attorney Agrees, Six Seats Up For Grabs

July 6th, 2017 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Update: City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer on Thursday afternoon told OIB he agrees with the legal interpretation shared by Judge Lopez. “I have the utmost respect for Judge Lopez,” said Meyer. “I generally concur with her interpretation of the statute and will set forth a formal opinion within the next few days.” That opinion, he […]

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City Terminates O&G As Program Manager For School Construction Projects

April 4th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update, includes termination letter: Following a recent legal battle win regarding the removal of a concrete crushing operation in the East End, the city has terminated O&G’s services as Construction and Program Manager for school construction projects. The letter from the city does not specify cause for removal, and city officials have not yet stated […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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City Unveils Portal For Freedom Of Information Requests

February 16th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Navigating a Freedom of Information request through a government agency can be a rowboat against the tide. If you can figure out where to issue a request is another story. Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration has made it easier to secure information through its Open Bridgeport website. A Freedom of Information portal is also now featured on […]

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Pereira Wants State Complaint Hearings Delayed Until Lawyer Issue Resolved

January 29th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education

Declaring “since when do one’s political enemies get to select one’s legal representation,” Board of Education member Maria Pereira has asked the executive director of the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to postpone procedural complaints alleging age and race discrimination against her until “the matter of my legal representation is resolved.”

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Merry Christmas! City To Pereira: Accept Our Lawyer Or Pay Personally To Defend Human Rights Complaints

December 23rd, 2016 · 47 Comments · Education, News and Events

If Board of Education member Maria Pereira chooses her own legal counsel to defend complaints filed against her with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities she must pay for those services out of her own pocket, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who notified her that the city has retained the Hartford-based […]

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Revisiting Ganim’s Historic Comeback

November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One year ago on Nov. 3, Joe Ganim made history reclaiming the mayoral office he was forced out of following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003. Thursday night city Democrats and supporters will honor the one-year anniversary of that election at a fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. […]

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Judge Upholds Ganim’s Authority To Fill School Board Vacancies

October 25th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Monday ruled in favor of the defendants upholding Mayor Joe Ganim’s authority to fill Board of Education vacancies. The two school board members in question Annette Segarra-Negron and Rafael Fonseca, represented by the mayor’s brother attorney Paul Ganim who also is the city’s judge of probate, were sitting in […]

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