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Foster Calls For Independent Audit Of Tax Office

June 25th, 2015 · 37 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

News release from Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster Mary-Jane Foster, candidate for mayor in the Democratic Primary, today called for an independent operational and financial audit of the city’s Tax Collector Department. “We are seeing very serious management deficiencies in this department, which is putting our precious tax dollars at risk,” the candidate said.

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The Future Of Boys & Girls Club?

June 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city is hoping Bridgeport native Blagys and his nonprofit Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, which is based in Fairfield with locations at 2414 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport and within Fairfield’s McKinley’s Elementary School, will establish Wakeman’s respected brand at the North End club.

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Government Reform Bill Dies In State House, Killed By Union Leadership

June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]

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Lee: Bridgeport Needs Watchdogs

June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee barks, do City Council members listen? Certainly not to Lee’s satisfaction, according to his latest talking points Monday night to the legislative body. Would some council members like to muzzle him? Lee himself is weighing a run for City Council. Do you remember hearing statements that start with […]

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Bridgeport Conflict-Of-Interest Measure Passes Senate, Awaits Uncertainty In House

May 28th, 2015 · 67 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Led by freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore who promised to make it a priority on the campaign trail, the State Senate early Thursday morning unanimously approved legislation that would enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. The proposed legislation now goes to the State House where it faces […]

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Lee: Where’s The Trend Line On Job Creation?

May 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee raises a series of questions about job creation in the city. Lee commentary: What’s worrying City residents at this time? Taxes? Education? Jobs?

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Finch, Rooney Promote Firefighters

May 21st, 2015 · 14 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Friends, family members and fellow firefighters gathered in City Hall’s Council Chambers on Wednesday night to celebrate the promotion of six members of the Bridgeport Fire Department.

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Nothing Like A Little League Pitch From Pols

May 10th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Is there anything better for politicians in campaign season than working a little league crowd? Mayor Bill Finch on Saturday greeted the peeps in the North End to celebrate the opening of  three new baseball fields at Blackham School resulting from a partnership with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

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