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General Lee Barks ‘Troublesome’ Words For Council Members

May 20th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City stipends, debit cards, city ordinances … city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee reminded City Council members Monday night about their responsibilities to taxpayers. His comments follow: Ordinance–Stipends are considered reimbursements for expenses incurred while pursuing your duties … The big picture as you approved budget items this year …

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Blagys Not Conceding Council Race, Black Rock Vote Separation Perplexes Supporters

November 6th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Republican City Council candidate Phil Blagys says he’s not ready to concede defeat that saw his running partner Rick Torres and Democratic incumbent Sue Brannelly with the most votes, according to unofficial returns, in the 130th District. Blagys won on the machines, but the Democrats absentee ballot operation on behalf of Brannelly put her over […]

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Council Candidates Debate Taxes, Development, Conflicts Of Interest

October 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

City Council candidates in the 130th District squared off Wednesday night for a spirited forum in the standing-room-only Black Rock Library conference room with Democratic incumbents Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom emphasizing their efforts to reduce taxes in the mayor’s proposed budget, pushing for renovations of Black Rock School while Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys […]

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Black Rock Council Battle, Torres And Blagys Versus Brannelly And Stafstrom

July 24th, 2013 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Not in decades has Bridgeport seen a general election for City Council such as the one shaping up in Black Rock, the highest turnout area of the city. Neighborhood leader Phil Blagys, with deep roots in the community, has agreed to serve as the council running partner of two-time Republican mayoral candidate Rick Torres against Democratic incumbents Sue […]

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Rick Torres Plans Run For City Council

July 17th, 2013 · 172 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Rick Torres Wednesday morning notified OIB he will be a candidate for City Council. Of all the names floating for a City Council run perhaps the most intriguing entry would be two-time Republican mayoral candidate Rick Torres. His potent Black Rock following that flows daily into his tasty Harborview Market is chewing his ear off to […]

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Minutes From City Council Meetings Highlight Funding Approval For Airport Improvements, Controversial Driveway

June 8th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Minutes of meetings from a September 17, 2012 City Council committee and then a meeting of the full City Council immediately following provide some insight into the funding approval that led to a controversial $400,000 gravel driveway at the Stratford home of a Bridgeport-based developer as part of a larger $40 million safety upgrade at […]

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Paging Zombie Land–Can Mojica Drum Up The Mojo For A City Council Challenge? Election Year For The Council

April 30th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Ralph Mojica has filed paperwork to try to reclaim his former seat on the city’s legislative body challenging incumbents Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta in the 131st District that covers the South End, Downtown and the West End. Big Mojo served on the council for several years. He supported Chris Caruso for […]

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