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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

Gardner Laments Pols Favoring City At Expense Of Schools

July 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner in a commentary that also appeared in the CT Post asserts “As long as the administration and political bosses can pressure and influence members of the board, the 21,000 children of this district will always get the short end of the stick.”

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Kohut: City SS Titanic

July 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

North End resident Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, shares in this commentary “Economic “development” in Bridgeport is mostly fanciful illusion and consists almost exclusively of propaganda-quality announcements of inappropriate, grandiose, jobless, undoubtedly tax-abated/untaxable projects on city-owned, “flippable” properties.” From Kohut:

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City In Bondage

July 3rd, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal observer John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night on the subjects of pensions, bonding and overtime. Tonight on your agenda is an item, #105-16 to refer to committee, an idea from Joe Ganim’s “playbook” that has had very little discussion.

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Political Action Committee Seeks Candidates For City Council, School Board

June 21st, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The political action committee Better Bridgeport, formerly known as Citizens Working For a Better Bridgeport, chaired by Jeanine Oburchay is inviting all potential candidates for City Council and Board of Education to fill out a questionnaire and return it by June 30. Candidates should E-mail betterbpt@gmail.com and specify whether you need the school board or council […]

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General Lee Reminds City Council To Take Inventory Of Budget Year

June 19th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council

The City Council Monday night conducted its last official meeting for the budget year ending June 30. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee urged them to reflect. Tonight is the last regular City Council meeting of the fiscal year. As we await State final deliberations on revenue to Bridgeport as a City and to Bridgeport […]

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When Radio’s Voice Becomes A Whisper

June 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Back in the day, Bridgeport was a radio town: WICC, WNAB, WDJZ, WEZN, all with newsrooms and most with regular talk shows to examine issues, events and public officials. NAB, DJZ and EZN are now gone or different animals. WICC remains with Jim Buchanan’s talk show weekdays 4 to 7 p.m. but no reporters on […]

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A City Budget, A State Budget Unfinished, So Many Questions

June 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, State Politics

Hartford is a complete maddening mess in the final days of the legislative session that looks like a special session will be required to pass a state budget. It was one of several topics that citizen budget scrutineer John Marshall Lee addressed to the City Council Monday night. I know that State grants to cities […]

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A Recruitment Campaign: Step Up For Bridgeport

May 26th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start to the election season (at OIB the traditional start is, of course, all year). Three members of the political action committee Better Bridgeport, Jeanine Oburchay, John Marshall Lee and Pete Spain, have composed a commentary urging citizen involvement in the electoral process, asserting “Our city is crying out for […]

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