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Entries Tagged as 'Sal DiNardo'

Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Carving Up The City To Suburbs, Careful What You Wish For

July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]

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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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Hot Items On City Council Committee Agenda

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Several key items appear on the Monday evening agenda of the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee including a tentative severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, a proposed settlement of taxes related to 889 Barnum Avenue that will turn 11 acres over to the city adjacent to the proposed […]

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City Council To Act On Tax Settlement For Control Of East Side Property

January 21st, 2016 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

After years in the making the city is on the verge of gaining control of 11 acres on Barnum Avenue adjacent to the proposed site of a new train station on the East Side. The abandoned Remington property for years plagued by fires with some buildings recently demolished had been controlled by RemGrit Realty whose principal […]

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City Council To Vote On Bond Refinance Expected To Save $3 Million

January 17th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The City Council Tuesday night is expected to approve the refinancing of municipal bonds that Finance Director Ken Flatto projects will save at least $3 million for the current fiscal year to help close a budget deficit initially pegged at $20 million for the year ending June 30.

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Fire At Vacant Remington Site, 60 Firefighters Respond, Arson Suspected

August 19th, 2014 · 42 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From the CT Post: Two separate fires that broke out at about the same time in the old and long vacant Remington Arms factory Tuesday morning is leading officials to suspect arson.

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Finch: CT Post Inaccuracies Damaging To Bridgeport

October 1st, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on his Facebook page takes exception to how the Connecticut Post characterizes his administration’s relationship with developer Sal DiNardo. The mayor writes: My administration has never given Sal DiNardo a tax break. We’ve aggressively gone after every delinquent property owner, including Mr. DiNardo. Through our actions against Mr. DiNardo, my administration was […]

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