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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

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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Lee Dredges Up Questions About Port Authority

May 16th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Community watchdog John Marshall Lee has a wave of questions regarding operations of the Bridgeport Port Authority including the lack of appointments to the board of directors. Who is feeling “shy” at this waterfront moment? What else is ongoing but unsaid by those interested in Port development? Why is there no reference to other harbor front […]

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Sincerely, John Marshall Lee

May 2nd, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

As the City Council closes in on a budget vote, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee shared some thoughts Monday night with the budget and legislative body. Council members, greetings. I mean that sincerely because you have at least one historic decision facing you shortly … that is the approval of an Operating Budget for […]

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City Council Members Encouraged To Dig For Dollars

April 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Budget, Education, Library, News and Events

Citizen budget scrutineer John Marshall Lee was among the speakers at the public hearing for the proposed school board and library budgets. From Lee: Budget and Appropriation members and other Council members in attendance I speak to you to ask for full support of the Board of Education and Library budget presentations. As you heard […]

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