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City Awarded $10 Million For Storm Projects

June 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: This week, HUD announced that it is awarding Bridgeport $10 million in federal funds as part of Rebuild by Design, which is a multi-stage regional competition to promote resiliency in the Sandy-affected region (For more information, click here and here).

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Murphy Wants Call To Action For Underwater Mortgages

May 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · News and Events

From U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: On Monday U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will visit the Housing Development Fund in Bridgeport to call for action to reduce the number of underwater mortgages throughout the city. In a recent study, Bridgeport was ranked tenth in a list of U.S. cities with the highest percentage of underwater mortgages. […]

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Reformers Want To Take Bite Out Of Big Mac In Town Committee Fight

February 11th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Gail Janensch, an active member of the League of Women Voters, says it’s time for new blood on the Democratic Town Committee with a message of reform. She’s running on a slate for the March 4 primary challenging the established slate in the North End 133rd District led by City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s […]

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Blumenthal Tells Con Ed Chief To Pay For Metro-North Power Failure

October 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The president of the giant New York-based Consolidated Edison this morning declined to assume any monetary responsibility for the September 25 power failure in Mt. Vernon that shutdown the Metro-North commuter rail line.

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Blumenthal To Conduct Hearing In City Hall Regarding Metro-North Power Outage

October 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · News and Events

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will chair a field hearing in Bridgeport on Monday to examine the causes of the recent Metro-North power outage, how to prevent such failures from reoccurring, and the economic impact of the major service disruption. The hearing will take place 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers of Bridgeport City Hall, 45 […]

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