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City Council Sets Mil Rate, Ganim Signs Budget, Claims Lower Tax Burden, Walker: Disease Has Not Been Treated

May 27th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday he has signed a $552 million budget approved by the City Council that sets a mil rate at 54.37 for real estate and personal property and includes a motor vehicle mil rate at 37 per a state-mandated cap. Ganim asserts, despite the rate increase from the current year […]

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Moore, McCarthy Tout Key Fundraising In State Senate Battle

May 27th, 2016 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore and her Democratic-endorsed August primary opponent City Council President Tom McCarthy both had mighty fundraising weeks as they gear up for a summer season of campaigning in what is shaping up as a hotly contested race in Connecticut’s 22nd District that covers one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and […]

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Fore! SHU Wants Piece Of Golf Course Land, Park Board Approves Veterans Memorial For SHU Tennis Courts, Roach: Great Deal For The City

May 12th, 2016 · 48 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE, initial story reported lease instead of sale. The burgeoning Sacred Heart University wants to purchase roughly eight acres of wooded-wetland property from the Bridgeport-owned Fairchild Wheeler golf course that abuts its campus and develop property on Veterans Memorial Park for six tennis courts off Park Avenue. The university, undergoing explosive growth, apparently needs the golf […]

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Off-duty Cops Worked As Bouncers For Bar Serving Underage College Drinkers

April 8th, 2016 · 47 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s never good when a bar serves 80 underage college students, even worse when off-duty police officers–against regulations–watch it going on as bouncers for the bar. Tuesday night city police raided Golden Star Cafe on Main Street in a round-up of Sacred Heart University students. To the surprise of the raiding party two off-duty city […]

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In Testy Vote City Council Approves Gaudett Consulting Contract, Perez To Become Acting Chief

March 1st, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Several irritated City Council members Monday night including President Tom McCarthy groused through the proposed three-year contract with Joe Gaudett in which he will resign as chief and become a consultant in the Emergency Operations Center, a move that now allows Mayor Joe Ganim to appoint ally Captain A.J. Perez as acting police leader likely […]

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City Council Approves McCarthy’s Severance Deal, No Public Discussion

February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]

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City Council Rejects Controversial Finch Labor Agreement

December 31st, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: How they voted. Facing a mega budget deficit, at the urging of Mayor Joe Ganim, the Bridgeport City Council in a special meeting Wednesday night voted 12-3 to rescind controversial pay raises approved in a labor agreement covering about 150 city employees for a five-year period starting July 1, 2013. Those city employees have […]

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McCarthy Wins Unanimous Vote For Council Presidency

December 8th, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: committee chairs. On a night Joe Ganim presided over his first City Council meeting in more than 12 years, Tom McCarthy once again was voted president of the budget and legislative body where he promptly announced committee assignments including freshman councilor from Black Rock Scott Burns and veteran Denese Taylor-Moye from the South End […]

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