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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Holloway'

Finch Touts East End Apartments, Early Childhood Center

March 20th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Mayor Bill Finch joined Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) and community leaders today to celebrate construction of the Milestone Apartments in the city’s East End. The new, three-story building will be home to an Early Childhood Education Center run by ABCD Inc. and 30 new apartments that will provide affordable […]

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Lee: City Council Conflicts Violate City Charter And Public Trust

March 5th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Council, News and Events

It’s impossible for taxpayers to get the best deal for their buck with no checks and balances in government. In Bridgeport, there’s no separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government, as required by the City Charter, a point hammered home by fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee in a letter to city […]

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Senator Moore: Stop The Conflict-Of-Interest Madness

March 3rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore is urging constituents to attend a public forum March 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown in support of a government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would enforce the voter-approved City Charter barring city employees from serving on the […]

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Hennessy And Moore Introduce State Legislation To End Conflict Of Interest On City Council

January 28th, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

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 […]

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Hennessy To Introduce Reform Bill Without Grandfather Provision

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 […]

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Debicella Visits Rescue Mission, Himes Visits Pleasure Beach

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 […]

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Lopez: City Councilors ‘Prisoners In The Cave Of Comfortable Ignorance’

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 […]

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What’s A Newspaper’s Responsibility?

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 […]

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