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Entries Tagged as 'Michael Voytek'

Mulligan Stew For The South End NRZ

February 23rd, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone meets tonight (Thursday) 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center. The agenda includes “Democratic Town Committee elections” and “Revision of Bylaws.” Revision of bylaws? What could that mean, considering the previous heated meeting to consider a proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for […]

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The Case Against The Halfway House

March 1st, 2011 · 28 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rally on steps of City Hall before the Planning and Zoning Commission hearing. Michael Voytek, the attorney representing neighborhood groups in opposition to the halfway house proposal that was rejected by city zoners Monday night, delivered the following presentation in City Council chambers.

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Sanity Prevails, Zoners Reject Halfway House Proposal

March 1st, 2011 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a five to one vote Monday night the Planning and Zoning Commission rejected the application to extend approval of a halfway house for male offenders in the West End. The petitioner Community Solutions says it will appeal the decision. From Tim Loh, Connecticut Post: The boiling point at Monday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting […]

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Forget The Snow, Here Comes The Absentee Ballot Blizzard

February 1st, 2011 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What snowdrifts? Watch out for the drifting absentee ballots. Can you imagine if we have a day like today in three weeks? Feb. 22 is the special election to fill the state rep seat vacated by Chris Caruso who’s working for the Malloy administration. Connecticut’s 126th State Assembly District includes portions of the North End and […]

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OIB Party Pictures

December 15th, 2010 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Thanks to everyone who attended the annual OIB holiday party. We had a jammin’ time at Tiago’s downtown. It was our largest event yet with a cross section of readers and city officials including several from the Mayor’s Office, staff from Congressman Jim Himes’ office, State Rep. Chris Caruso, City Council President Tom McCarthy and even […]

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Commission Rejects Mario’s Restaurant Zone Change

November 29th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: In what State Rep. Chris Caruso called a win for the neighborhood, the Planning & Zoning Commission Monday night denied Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s application for a zone change for his Madison Avenue restaurant. The restaurant is located in the heart of a residential area and Mario sought permission to change the zoning designation to Office […]

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Russo Drops Out, Endorses Debicella, Plus: Boys Club Fight Looms

April 29th, 2010 · 13 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Former Bridgeport State Senator Rob Russo dropped out of the race for Congress today and endorsed Shelton State Senator Dan Debicella for the Republican nomination in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District, a 17-town region that takes in the state’s largest city and heavy GOP Fairfield County suburbs.

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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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