For several years, community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has been a painstaking presence at City Council meetings haranguing councilors on open and accountable government, fund balances, audits, financial reports, spending and taxes. He asks questions, but fields no answers to his satisfaction. Now he’s decided to be the guy to provide answers to the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Pat Crossin'
April 21st, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
March 12th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
Former city councilman and school board member Pat Crossin, who waged a courageous struggle with lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, passed away Thursday morning. Crossin owned and operated Phillips Fuel Systems on the city’s West Side. He was 60.
October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
What must Republicans do to win seats on the Board of Education? Judging by the GOP strategy so far running as a team is not on the list. The three candidates for Board of Education Joe Larcheveque, Steve Best and John Weldon are presenting themselves as individual alternative choices to the status quo rather than […]
October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Alberto "Tito" Ayala·Alma Maya·Americo Santiago·Bob Curwen·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Scinto·Dottie Guman·Ed Gomes·Eneida Martinez-Walker·Gil Hernandez·Hector Diaz·Howard Austin·Jack Banta·Jim Fox·Jim Holloway·John Bohannon·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Valle·Marilyn Middlemass·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mitch Robles·Pat Crossin·Ralph Ford·Rich Paoletto·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Warren Blunt
August 5th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
If 2009 is a barometer for this year’s general election for Board of Education and City Council seats, the turnout will be death valley.
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·David Hennessey·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Howard Gardner·John Bagley·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Maria Pereira·Mary-Jane Foster·Pat Crossin·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka·Simon Castillo
August 4th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
In her latest searing essay in the Connecticut Post, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez barbecues the city’s “political machine” Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa claims was responsible for her appointment to the state bench. In July of 2009 Lopez in fact sought the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for a Board of Education seat. Carmen, […]
Finch Pitches Tax Increase In The Rock–Historic Opportunity For Schools: “I Never Asked This Before”
April 12th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education
Facing a sometimes restrained, sometimes frustrated crowd, Mayor Bill Finch addressed a jam-packed audience Wednesday night at the Black Rock Library Branch to explain why he must raise taxes. He established his priority right out of the box: his comments chastising neighborhood residents to stop complaining about high taxes were taken out of context.
February 1st, 2012 · 19 Comments · City Politics
UPDATE: The Democratic Town Committee challenge slate in the 137th East Side District has qualified to oppose the slate led by City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala. And you thought March madness meant college hoops! Three district primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats could take place March 6th, assuming necessary […]
Tags: Alberto "Tito" Ayala·Danny Roach·Gil Hernandez·Hector Diaz·Jim Fox·Joel Gonzalez·Lydia Martinez·Maria Valle·Mary-Jane Foster·Mitch Robles·Pat Crossin·Ralph Mojica·Rob Foley·Santa Ayala·Tom Mulligan·University of Bridgeport