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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

Bridgeport Casino Bill Calls For Competitive Process

February 6th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

As the Connecticut legislature enters a new session, one of the headliner issues is competition for a commercial casino in Bridgeport. From Dan Haar, CT Post: Supporters of a casino in Bridgeport will roll out a bill Tuesday that would revoke the East Windsor license granted last year to the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes […]

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Bottoms Up! When Candidates Call–Winter, Spring, Summer And Fall

February 4th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s been a spirited debate for sure the past two years as the city navigates zoning regulations for liquor establishment proximity. Two principals in this battle, liquor store applicant Michael DeFilippo and Zoning Commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips, will also face off once again in a four-way Democratic primary for City Council in a North End […]

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These Guys Know All About Wild Nights–Bad Slugs Rock

February 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This sure beats political karaoke. Mike DeSalvo, lead guitar; Ken Dixon, electric mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ralph Hohman, vocals, guitar; Pat Quinn, drums; John Alcott, bass; Mike Daly, keyboards. Who are these ancient minstrels rocking to Wild Nights at The Windmill in Stratford? They’re scribes, editors, wordsmiths at the Connecticut Post. They’re The Bad Slugs. What […]

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City Attorney, Following Council Protests, Suggests Payment Plans For Constituents Behind On WPCA Bills

January 31st, 2018 · 35 Comments · City Council, News and Events

If you’re behind on sewer use fees, the City Attorney’s Office Monday night offered suggestions to City Council members concerned about constituents.

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Council President Nieves: No Tolerance For Racism Or Bigotry In Bridgeport City Government

January 30th, 2018 · 24 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City Council President Aidee Nieves, with councilor Eneida Martinez listening nearby, announced to a crowd of roughly 100 Monday night that “we can never have any tolerance for racism or bigotry in Bridgeport city government.” Her remarks drew applause on a night residents showed up for an Ordinance Committee meeting in City Hall addressing complaints […]

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Marcus Brown Presses Reforms In WPCA Collection Process

January 29th, 2018 · 56 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Kicking off Monday’s Ordinance Committee meeting, co-chair Marcus Brown delivered these remarks setting forth a process, including a public hearing, to address resident complaints about the collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority. BEFORE BEGINNING THIS MEETING, THE CHAIRS WISH TO MAKE A FEW OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS COMMITTEE’S CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE PORTION […]

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Councilor Martinez: ‘I Respect All Religious Traditions, And Detest Bigotry In Any Form’

January 29th, 2018 · 36 Comments · City Council, News and Events

East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez declared on Monday “In light of press accounts, I wish to state categorically, that I bear no animosity toward anyone based on his or her race, ethnicity, or religious tradition.” At the December 27 Ordinance Committee meeting, according to minutes, Martinez described Russell Liskov and Juda Epstein, lawyers involved […]

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Council Members Raise A Stink Over Sewers

January 24th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Incoming City Council members promised to serve as a stronger check on the executive branch and so far a number of them are putting words into action. Council members have heard constituent horror stories about the collection process of the Water Pollution Control Authority, an area that a young Joe Ganim vehemently questioned as a […]

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