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Entries Tagged as 'Jose Casco'

Veteran City Council Member Castillo And Education Activist Join Forces For District Run

July 14th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Incumbent city councilman from the 136th District Alfredo Castillo has paired up with community activist Maria Zambrano Viggiano to represent the East Side and Hollow neighborhoods. The other councilman for the district Jose Casco says he plans to seek reelection and is searching for a campaign partner that would set up a September Democratic primary.

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Lopez: In Bridgeport, Sausage Making Gets Bad Rap Compared To Law Making

March 27th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In a follow-up to her commentary confronting the city’s new Downtown “RoboCops” parking meters, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez grinds up the city’s process to “essentially privatizing parking meter enforcement.” Like many, Lopez received a $40 computer programmed parking ticket for not completing a meter transaction within five minutes of pulling up. Her parking […]

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Will Scott Feel The Budget Burn?

March 20th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Standing outside O&G’s ominous stockpiling plant in the East End, the wind whipping off Yellow Mill Pond, City Councilman Scott Burns joined Mayor Joe Ganim and several of Burns’ Black Rock constituents last week saluting Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe’s order to shut it down while reminding the construction services firm the battle ahead in […]

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Councilman Casco Under Pressure To Resign

July 16th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: (Jose) Casco is under pressure to resign his seat on that 20-person legislative body following his arrest Sunday night over an argument with his estranged wife.

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Councilman Casco Blows Gasket

July 13th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

It’s generally not a good idea to tell city police officers you think you’re an important person in town, especially when they’re about to arrest you. City Councilman Jose Casco, who sits on two key committees, Budget and Appropriations and Ordinances, was arrested Sunday night in a domestic violence dispute involving his wife. He has […]

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Budget Committee Cuts Chapman From Ganim Plan, Delays Police Class, Adds $1.5 Million To Education

May 9th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement

A weary Budget and Appropriations Committee turned a long day’s Saturday journey into an early morning Sunday vote just after midnight by cutting nearly $4 million from Mayor Joe Ganim’s $560 million spending plan, adding roughly $1.5 million to the flatfunded Board of Education, delaying a police class until the next fiscal year, cutting vacant positions […]

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Ganim Putting Finishing Touches On Budget Proposal To City Council

March 28th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim, according to the City Charter, is scheduled to submit the first budget of JG2 to the City Council no later than next Tuesday April 5. This is a tricky budget for Ganim and city bean counters because it will reflect the revaluation of city property that kicks in for the budget year […]

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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