State Representative Jack Hennessy and State Senator Marilyn Moore have introduced the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would extend state law to include all governmental bodies that serve as boards of finance such as the City Council. The Bridgeport City Charter approved by voters […]
Entries Tagged as 'Jim Holloway'
January 28th, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
January 2nd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Unburdened by two state senators who blocked a government reform bill, State Rep. Jack Hennessy will once again submit legislation to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on the City Council. The two state senators who opposed it to protect the political establishment, Anthony Musto, defeated in an August Democratic […]
August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The campaign season begins in earnest next week right after Labor Day weekend, but that’s not stopping Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Himes from stepping up his Bridgeport appearances, nor his Republican opponent Dan Debicella who was born in Bridgeport. In recent days Himes visited Pleasure Beach, now open for public access thanks to federal dough […]
August 12th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, retired Superior Court Judge and Bridgeport resident Carmen Lopez takes aim at the “obedient employees on the Council to march on command and follow orders” during a meeting of the City Council’s Education Committee. Check it out: Take an introductory course in philosophy at any university […]
June 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media
OIB poster Andy Fardy isn’t bashful about expressing his point of view, be it blowtorching government power or questioning media responsibility. The retired city firefighter often takes a hose to the establishment. In this commentary he expresses frustration about what he says is the Connecticut Post “failing to do its job” as a community watchdog […]
June 17th, 2014 · 19 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Imagine a day when pedestrians frantically wave bright yellow flags at oncoming traffic while they scramble across the city’s busy streets.
June 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Police Capt. Robert Gearing hasn’t sought accolades while spending countless hours working to make the city’s East Side and East End a safe and stable place for its residents, visitors and business people.