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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Anastasi'

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 […]

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Anastasi Wants To Be On Mark With School Board Legal Counsel

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 […]

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A Mulligan For Parks Commission, Second Vote Scheduled For Rejected Solar Facility On Closed Dump

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 […]

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Torres To UI: Park Solar Park Elsewhere–Will Park Board Vote Again?

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 […]

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Torres Proposes Coal Plant Closure

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 […]

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Parks Commissioner: No One Told Us Vote Was Non-Binding

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 […]

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Anastasi-speak Strikes Again, City Attorney Claims Park Board Vote On Solar Project ‘Non-Binding’

February 19th, 2014 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a classic Mark Anastasi legal opinion, Bridgeport’s city attorney declares the Parks Commission’s Monday night vote vanquishing a proposal for thousands of solar panels for Seaside Park is nothing more than “non-binding.” Gee, if the Parks Commission has no juice in this matter, what was the point of asking the body to vote on […]

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