Mayor Bill Finch will submit his proposed budget to the City Council in four weeks with less tax revenue than last year. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: A year after City Hall celebrated a near 1 percent increase in the grand list–the amount of taxable property–some of those gains were lost.
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March 7th, 2014 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
March 5th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Doug Wade of Bridgeport-based Wade’s Dairy is a big proponent of increasing the minimum wage, even if the majority of Bridgeport’s business leaders are not.
March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
What a difference two weeks make. On February 17, the Parks Commission voted unanimously to reject Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to construct thousands of solar panels on the old dump at Seaside Park. Monday night they had a change of heart unanimously approving a 20-year partnership with United Illuminating. The lease arrangement now goes to […]
March 3rd, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The city’s Parks Commission tonight (Monday) at 6:30 is scheduled to take a second vote on Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to construct solar panels on the old dump at Seaside Park. The board unanimously rejected the plan two weeks ago, but a second meeting and vote has been called to win approval. Black Rock City […]
March 1st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
CT Post Editorial Page Editor Michael Daly shares observations about the need to build a new school to replace Harding High. Even though there’s been a complete turnaround in the power structure of the school board–the minority group that suffered one indignity after another at the hand of the Finch majority is now in charge–the […]
February 24th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning
Mary-Jane Foster, 2011 mayoral candidate, writes in a commentary “The turmoil surrounding Mayor Finch’s proposed solar panel farm in Seaside Park is notable and deserves further attention both by the CT Post and Bridgeport residents. As a relative matter this is an earthquake of measurable note on the Richter scale.” Full commentary follows:
Kase: “Shocking” Principal Should Have Been Fired, News 12 Airs Videos Of Principal Dragging Students
February 22nd, 2014 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
News 12 on Friday released videos showing Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson dragging kindergarten children down the hallway that last year triggered protests from parents and a six-month suspension that critics say should have been termination including Chief Administrative Officer Sandra Kase who reiterated her position today, calling the incident “shocking.” A parent provided the videos […]