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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]

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Slater, GOP Chair, Cynical About Obama Cancellation, Claims ‘Convenient Cover Story’

October 16th, 2014 · 27 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Even though President Obama cancelled a visit to New Jersey as well to address an Ebola response, and state Democratic leaders say he will return to Connecticut, Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater questions in a statement the motive behind the president postponing his Bridgeport visit Wednesday, adding “I find this to be a convenient […]

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Speedy Gonzalez Urges Support Of Peace And Progress Line

October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in […]

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Republicans Urge Finch To Support New Ordinance, “Make Pigs Fly”

March 26th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Republican Town Chairman John Slater says pigs are animals too and should be included in Mayor Bill Finch’s green initiative just like chickens. Statement from Slater to the mayor. I wanted to take this time to offer my congratulations on the landmark ordinance you have worked on to ensure the Bridgeport taxpayers can house chickens […]

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Road To Manny’s Mansion On Council Committee Agenda

January 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A legal resolution could come soon involving the controversial $400,000 “access way” installed by Mark IV Construction, owned by developer Manny Moutinho, as part of an airport safety plan. The City Council’s Public Safety & Transportation Committee, according to committee co-chair Michelle Lyons, is scheduled to meet Thursday 6 p.m. in Wheeler Room A of City Hall, […]

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Republican Chair Slater Calls For Public Hearing On Proposed Airport Property Litigation Agreement

December 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: City Council Monday night referred this item to Public Safety and Transportation Committee with no discussion. The City Council tonight, according to an agenda item, is expected to take up the “Pending Appeal concerning the Stratford ZBA’s Granting of a Variance for the New Access Way Constructed by Mark IV Construction Co. Inc. on Sikorsky […]

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Vallas Shocked Abusive Principal Not Terminated, GOP Condemns Baraka’s Vote, Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest, ‘Parents Disgusted … Open Season On Children’

November 1st, 2013 · 99 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night who voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria […]

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GOP Refutes Lopez Claim Party Is A ‘Compliant’ Subsidiary Of Finch

October 24th, 2013 · 39 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

In an editorial published in the Connecticut Post retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, a frequent critic of Mayor Bill Finch, charges local “Republicans holding public office have been reliable, loyal and dependable allies of the Finch machine.” See Lopez commentary here. Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater fired off a response asserting Lopez “did not mention a single program […]

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