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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

Byers Remorse At Housing Authority?

July 17th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Housing Authority will have four executive directors in about four years with the announced departure of George Byers following a dispute with Mayor Joe Ganim who appoints the commissioners. The authority that recast itself Park City Communities has a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents.

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Councilman Casco Under Pressure To Resign

July 16th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: (Jose) Casco is under pressure to resign his seat on that 20-person legislative body following his arrest Sunday night over an argument with his estranged wife.

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White Paper: Debating The Need For A Financial Review Board

July 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White, who also provided staff support for the budget and legislative body, shares in a commentary the city’s failure to provide financial oversight. “The missing ingredient, in my opinion, is members that have the education and work experience to handle this challenging role. Also missing is support staff to assist with […]

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Councilman Casco Blows Gasket

July 13th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

It’s generally not a good idea to tell city police officers you think you’re an important person in town, especially when they’re about to arrest you. City Councilman Jose Casco, who sits on two key committees, Budget and Appropriations and Ordinances, was arrested Sunday night in a domestic violence dispute involving his wife. He has […]

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City Council Members Annoyed About Lack Of Information

July 11th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

First, Mayor Joe Ganim’s so-called office of public integrity is put on hold and now funding for his second-chance initiative receives push-back from a City Council committee. Who’s doing the administration’s advance work with the City Council?

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Protest March To Police Station

July 10th, 2016 · 135 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Bill Cummings, CT Post:  The Bridgeport protesters were peaceful, beginning their march to the police station after prayer and reflection at the Mounty Aery Baptist Church on Frank Street. The procession was led by three men playing bongos, while marchers behind carried a large sign proclaiming “Black Lives Matter.” They moved onto Main Street […]

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Two Unions Agree To Concessions

July 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Two city unions–the 700-member National Association of Government Employees and the 130-person supervisors–have given Mayor Joe Ganim some of the concessions his budget needs.

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Building For Sale, CT Post Real Estate Tax Bill More Than $170,000

July 4th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Media, News and Events

Hearst Connecticut Media that owns the Connecticut Post and four other daily newspapers in Fairfield County announced two weeks ago that it had placed 410 State Street for sale as it begins the process to downsize its physical editorial and advertising presence in Connecticut’s largest city. According to city tax officials based on the building assessment for […]

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