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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

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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Proposed Charter School Expansion Could Swell Ed Budget Deficit

July 17th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

A special meeting of the Board of Education will take place today (Monday) 5:30pm in Room 305 of City Hall in response to Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School’s application with the state to expand in size and locations, a move local school officials assert will cost it an extra $200,000 in busing and other expenses.

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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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City Tickets Woman $40 For Meter Violation That Wasn’t Her Car

July 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Another city meter mess. A Stratford woman received a $40 parking ticket for a car that wasn’t hers. It was a municipal vehicle. Oh well, who’s counting? The City Council’s Contracts Committee will weigh a 12-month moratorium for the electronic meters enforcement and collections at its Tuesday meeting.

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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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A Dick’s Life–New-World Journalism Versus The Memories Working At 410 State Street

July 2nd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, Media

It’s a community institution where some of us got our start at 410 State Street Downtown. Now the once family-owned Connecticut Post is a key component of Hearst Connecticut Media’s corporate journalism with a mighty digital and hard-copy readership that stretches from Greenwich to New Haven and includes newspapers in Danbury and Middletown and also […]

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