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Entries Tagged as 'Keith Rodgerson'

BOE Bucks And Pissy Pols

February 24th, 2010 · 13 Comments · City Budget, Education, National Politics, State Politics

Last year the Board of Education gave back $4 million to help ease the city’s deficit pain. Don’t expect that to happen again. In fact, the BOE finance leader is requesting a 10 percent increase.

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Santa Claws Has Arrived!

December 18th, 2009 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Break open the Bombay Sapphire (save some for me), crack a few oysters (lemon and hot sauce too), poise your twisted minds (okay, I’ll speak for myself), time for the annual OIB holiday grab bag because as city pols say … you bag and I’ll grab. (That never happened to me, did it?) My Santa wish […]

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Cougie’s Coulter Collar, Plus: Saving Phone Messages, And Russo’s Congress Street Bridge Video

December 17th, 2009 · 30 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Afternoon update: This is too funny. Keith Cougar Rodgerson, former City Council member, had his day in court today for crashing conservative crow Ann Coulter’s downtown Tea Party in September. Cougar was charged with this … Sec. 53a-181a. Creating a public disturbance: Infraction. (a) A person is guilty of creating a public disturbance when, with intent […]

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Juvenile Detention Center Withdrawn, Plus: Troll’s Slur Against Brantley

October 30th, 2009 · 98 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Library, State Politics

Saturday update: Gov. Jodi Rell pulled the item from the State Bond Commission agenda to approve financing of a juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side. State Rep. Chris Caruso took the lead to oppose the Virginia Avenue location. As neighborhood opposition mounted other pols piled on. News release from Mayor Finch: Mayor […]

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Building Blocks And SHU Who?

October 22nd, 2009 · 21 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Wouldn’t it be nice if 333 State Street, that miserable Downtown eyesore next to Housatonic Community College, could actually be renovated into a commercial/residential tax roll project? The firm that paid the city $500,000 to overhaul the building, First National Development, has taken on new partner Carlson Construction in an effort to expedite the $12 million project. Lack […]

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Troll’s View Of Residency

October 7th, 2009 · 39 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, News and Events, State Politics

2:30 p.m. update: City Civil Service Commission description: · Five members, five year terms · Four members appointed by the Mayor · One member elected by city employees; this elected member shall be an employee of the city of Bridgeport. This member is permitted to hold paid public office and/or position. · In October of […]

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Cougar’s Coulter Blast, Plus: The Early Vote Count, And Finch Resuscitates Nurse Pay

September 11th, 2009 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Coming Monday: The residency of Bridgeport’s Civil Service Commission president. Weekend Update: This shit is too funny. Check out the video of former City Councilman Keith Cougar Rodgerson adding some spice to Ann Coulter’s downtown Tea Party Friday afternoon. Cougie decided to give Annie an ear-splitting dose of Ray Charles from his apartment overlooking her speech on […]

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Where Are The Cranes?

August 31st, 2009 · 38 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bill Finch needs some momentum in his mayoralty, an economic development initiative to call his own, or maybe revive a languishing project than can provide a spark. The mayor has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday afternoon with Bridgeport Landing Development LLC, developers of Steelpointe Harbor, to provide an update. Maybe they can actually plant a shovel […]

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