The Bridgeport political establishment’s chief lapdog Anthony Musto is at it again. The Democratic state senator so terrified of the political payroll serving on the City Council in defiance of the City Charter whines Bridgeport voters should decide whether city employees should serve on the council. It obviously has escaped Musto, a lawyer, city voters […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mark Anastasi'
April 21st, 2014 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, State Politics
OIB Rewind: Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?
April 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
This OIB story first published Oct. 25, 2013: Outgoing Board of Education member Maria Pereira, elected as a member of the Connecticut Working Families Party, has been a lightning rod since her win in 2009, even accusing local Democrats of a “plantation” mentality. (See video.) In 2012 she confronted Governor Dan Malloy in a testy exchange during the governor’s […]
March 20th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
Breaking its longstanding relationship with the Bridgeport-based firm Durant, Nichols, Houston, Hodgson & Cortese-Costa, the Board of Education is crafting a request for qualifications for legal services such as personnel and labor negotiations, a large-ticket item that could represent millions of dollars over several years. City Attorney Mark Anastasi wants to be part of the […]
March 2nd, 2014 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Two weeks to the day the Parks Commission unanimously rejected Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal for construction of a solar generating facility on the former landfill at Seaside Park, the board is scheduled to meet again for what the mayor hopes this time is approval of a 20-year arrangement with United Illuminating. The meeting is scheduled […]
February 28th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
City Councilman Rick Torres is urging the chief executive officer of United Illuminating to reconsider the company’s partnership with the city to place thousands of solar panels on the old municipal landfill in Seaside Park, writing “The city’s Parks Commission voted unanimously to deny the project. Not only did they vote down the project, but […]
February 25th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
During last week’s City Council public hearing on Mayor Bill Finch’s plan to install a solar field on the former landfill at Seaside Park, a supporter of the proposal, Onte Johnson, a local Sierra Club organizer against the coal-fired power plant in the South End operated by PSEG, proclaimed to audience members “I would love […]
February 20th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
One of the five Parks Commission members who voted down the proposed solar field for Seaside Park Monday night says at no time did the associate city attorney who attended the meeting advise the members their vote would be non-binding. If anything, Ann Owens told OIB on Wednesday, there was an urgency for the vote […]