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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

Justice, After Van Crushed For Parts

October 17th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Citizen watchdog John Marshall Lee is like a chihuahua nipping at the heels of public officials to do the right thing. His persistence, with an assist from East End City Councilman Ernie Newton, has prevailed upon Police Chief AJ Perez to reimburse a woman whose van was dubiously towed and subsequently crushed for parts. How […]

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State Supreme Court Unanimously Tosses Newton Conviction On Campaign Finance Charges

October 12th, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

Ruling “it is reasonably possible that the jury was misled” about Ernie Newton’s intent, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday unanimously threw out his January 2015 conviction on campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 run for State Senate. The justices ordered a new trial, but will state prosecutors pursue one? See Supreme Court decision […]

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Freedom Of Information Raid–City Lawyers Lopezed For Illegal City Council Committee Meeting

October 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A state hearing officer has ruled city lawyers directed an illegal executive session of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee whose members have been ordered to a training session on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act following a May meeting that was challenged by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez after the […]

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Lighting Up The Avenue, A Grocery Store And Much More Planned For East End Food Desert

September 26th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Could it finally be the East End’s time? A local developer with deep roots in the East End joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials on Wednesday to announce plans for a 30,000-square foot buildout that will include a grocery store, Optimus Health Care facility, a pharmacy, restaurants, hair salon and laundromat, all adjacent to a […]

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City Council Approves Newton’s Hire Local Ordinance

September 18th, 2018 · 47 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 17-2 vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night approved an ordinance submitted by East End councilor Ernie Newton that urges developers seeking City Council approval on projects to make Bridgeporters “twenty (20%) percent local resident hires and five (5%) percent ex-felon hires.” Councilors AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michael DeFilippo voted against the measure.

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Council To Vote On Resident Employment Ordinance

September 16th, 2018 · 36 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Newton ordinance passes 17-2. Council members AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michael DeFilippo no votes. The Bridgeport City Council Monday night will take up a resolution presented by members Brown, Viggiano, Herron, Martinez and Langan “recognizing White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi Groups as Terrorist Organizations.” It will be referred to Public Safety and Transportation Committee.

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Police Chief Search In The Dark

September 9th, 2018 · 27 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Callie Heilmann, founder of Generation Now, said of the chief search: “What is unique about Bridgeport that requires such a secret process? Whatever confidence the administration thinks they’re getting by keeping the panel members secret is going to be completely offset by the fact the public will feel very frustrated […]

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Clarion Call Over Firefighters Exam

September 7th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

Past presidents of the Firebird Society of Bridgeport have signed a commentary written by retired firefighter Donald Day denouncing a city decision to extend conditional offers of employment to about 30 names on the list of an expired Civil Service exam. Day is joined by other fellow past presidents Ron Mackey, Joel Christy and George […]

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