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Entries Tagged as 'Eneida Martinez-Walker'

Council Overrides Budget Veto, Now A Waiting Game On State

May 26th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

As expected Thursday night the City Council overrode Mayor Joe Ganim’s veto of the budget, an exercise to buy time relying on the state to pass a budget that decides the flow of dollars to the city for the spending year that begins July 1. The state still has not passed a budget so now […]

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City Council Romper Room–The Play For Legislative Leader

May 22nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

For a traditionally sleepy cycle, there’s a wake of moving parts in this election season featuring offices for City Council and Board of Education. One key part is whether City Council President Tom McCarthy will seek reelection to his North End seat. On Sunday Big Mac said he hasn’t made a decision.

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‘Don’t Dump, That’s Stupid, You’ll Get Arrested’

May 19th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Asserting if you dump on Bridgeport you’ll be arrested, Mayor Joe Ganim citing the aid of neighborhood cameras announced on Thursday the city’s efforts in the war on blight including the arrest of a man unloading nearly 50 tires on the side of a road in the East End and another caught dumping a Jacuzzi nearby.

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City Council Unanimously Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget

May 9th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a nearly empty chambers, the 20-member City Council Monday night unanimously approved a nearly $542 million budget that reflected the modest budget committee changes to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan that calls for no tax increase for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Wild Ride Shaping Up For City Council Election Season

April 6th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

If your favorite sports are politics and primaries (me too), strap in for a slew of Democratic battles for City Council.

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Lopez: In Bridgeport, Sausage Making Gets Bad Rap Compared To Law Making

March 27th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In a follow-up to her commentary confronting the city’s new Downtown “RoboCops” parking meters, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez grinds up the city’s process to “essentially privatizing parking meter enforcement.” Like many, Lopez received a $40 computer programmed parking ticket for not completing a meter transaction within five minutes of pulling up. Her parking […]

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O&G’s Stones Crushed, Judge Radcliffe Rules Company Operating Illegally In East End, Activists Praise Decision

March 17th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: video, news conference. Mayor Joe Ganim, flanked by neighborhood activists and elected officials, hailed Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe’s order for O&G Industries to “immediately cease and desist from the use and maintenance of a recycling, concrete crushing, storage and stockpiling facility at 1225 Seaview Avenue” in the East End. See court decision here. […]

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For The Love Of Politics–Primaries

February 14th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

You can spend all your time making love. You can spend all your love making time. In city politics, it cuts both ways. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Sometimes, just like St. Valentine, it’s off with your head (politically speaking anyway). Is there a lot […]

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