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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

Turner, Vermont Push Primary Against Bradley In Open State Senate Seat

May 29th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of pols scouring various districts to secure sufficient petition signatures to forge an August 14 primary, among them Democrats Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont seeking a challenge of party endorsed Dennis Bradley for the 23rd Senate District seat of a retiring Ed Gomes. Turner and Vermont can start that process Tuesday (today), according to […]

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Not Going Away: MGM Casino Supporters Pledge To Continue Push

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Government, business and neighborhood supporters of MGM’s proposal for a $675 million waterfront gaming destination gathered on Tuesday to reassert they will continue the battle for an open, competitive process during the January, 2019 legislative session.

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City Council Approves Budget With No Tax Increase–Education Advocates Cry Schools Shortchanged

May 8th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: see council budget changes here. The City Council by a 16-3 vote Monday night approved a city budget with no tax increase for the spending year that begins July 1. Councilors Kyle Langan, Pete Spain and Eneida Martinez voted against the budget urging more support for city schools.

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MGM Donates $50,000 For East End Pop-Up Market

May 6th, 2018 · 62 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from MGM Resorts: MGM Resorts today announced plans to donate $50,000 to support the establishment of the nonprofit East End NRZ Pop-Up Market & Café in Bridgeport, responding to a longstanding food desert in the East End in order to provide local residents access to healthy, nutritious food.

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Lopez Files FOI Complaint Against City, Charging Violations At City Council Meeting

May 5th, 2018 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on Friday filed a complaint with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission charging that a meeting on Tuesday by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a quorum of the […]

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Newton: “Just Hire One,” The Road To Reentry

April 28th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

“Returning citizen navigator” City Councilman Ernie Newton was the featured guest on Tom Dudchik’s Capitol Report show focused on reentry reform for former offenders, second-chance messages and Mayor Joe Ganim’s candidacy for governor.

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A Report From The Trenches, WPCA Scrutiny Leads To Roar Of Reform

April 27th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sludge is a messy business in more ways than one. The Water Pollution Control Authority is charged with overseeing the city’s treatment and processing of waste water. Understanding the machinations of the agency’s collection process is also messy. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, who is providing pro bono guidance to a City Council committee […]

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WPCA Weighs City Council Moratorium On Foreclosures–Lopez, Klein Scrutinize Collection Practices

April 20th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A special meeting of the Water Pollution Control Authority is scheduled to take place Friday afternoon regarding the City Council’s 180-day moratorium on foreclosures. The authority will hear a presentation by the City Attorney’s Office where foreclosure action is initiated. It raises a question: what happens when the will of the council bumps against the […]

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