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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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Ricci Terminated By City Over Road To Manny’s Mansion

August 1st, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Airport Manager John Ricci today was terminated by the city for ‘reckless and intentional misconduct’ accused of a business association with radioactive developer Manny Moutinho who was awarded $400,000 to make an improvement to his own driveway leading to his waterfront Stratford mansion under the guise of a municipally owned airport safety project. Ricci is […]

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Will Ricci Survive City Review Of Road To Manny’s Mansion? Is He A Scapegoat?

July 9th, 2013 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Grounded Airport Manager John Ricci has been a survivor in city politics for more than 30 years, Republican administrations, Democratic administrations, deftly playing both sides in a political city that historically eats its young. Suspended with pay from the airport leadership position he had occupied for over 20 years, Ricci’s facing the biggest challenge of […]

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Lawyers Argue Colon’s School Board Status

September 13th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Leticia Colon’s right to return to the city school board–despite spending months on the City Council while a state-appointed board was in charge of the school district–won’t be decided by the judge who set the ground rules for Sept. 4′s special election, according to the attorney who has asked […]

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Judge To Order Date Of BOE Special Election Wednesday

April 14th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati, after hearing three hours of testimony on Friday about the logistics for scheduling a special election for four Board of Education seats, announced he’ll set an order for a date next Wednesday April 18. Based on testimony likely months for potential party primaries and then a general election will be July […]

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Judge Sets April 13 Hearing To Discuss BOE Special Election Date

March 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

In an effort to avoid a logistical election nightmare, legal parties Friday morning prevailed upon Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati to set a full hearing on April 13 that will include input from city elections officials to establish a clearer path for the setting of a special election for four Board of Education seats ordered […]

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Supremes Set BOE Special Election No Later Than 150 Days From Trial Court Order–State Board Still In Place Until Election

March 28th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

When will a special election for Board of Education take place? That’s been the central question since the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against the state takeover of schools. Today the Supremes issued an amended ruling setting a special election at the direction of the trial court: The case is remanded to the trial court with […]

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Elected School Board Members: Charter Commission A Dog And Pony Show

March 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira, Bobby Simmons and Sauda Baraka, elected members of the Board of Education, have responded to a request to address the mayoral-empaneled Charter Revision Commission that will likely pose a question to voters regarding an elected or appointed school board. Basically, the three elected board members tell the commission to stuff it. Grab a cup […]

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