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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

McCarthy Salutes UB Gymnasts Publicly, Finch Privately

April 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

For six straight years City Council President Tom McCarthy has honored the University of Bridgeport women’s gymnastics team in a public ceremony in City Hall. Mayor Bill Finch has always been a no-show, but he did something Monday night he had never done before, a private–if not public–acknowledgment of UB, a major asset to the city. […]

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Musto: Screw The City Charter–Gauging Musto’s Pinocchio Meter

April 21st, 2014 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, State Politics

The Bridgeport political establishment’s chief lapdog Anthony Musto is at it again. The Democratic state senator so terrified of the political payroll serving on the City Council in defiance of the City Charter whines Bridgeport voters should decide whether city employees should serve on the council. It obviously has escaped Musto, a lawyer, city voters […]

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Should City Council Stipends Be Spent On Charities?

April 14th, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Each of the 20 members of the City Council can access a $9,000 annual stipend presumably to be used in accordance with their duties as members of the budget-making and legislative body. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, although a proponent of charitable organizations, writes city councilors are misusing taxpayer money on behalf of needy […]

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Scenes From City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th, 2014 · 9 Comments · News and Events

It was cold, but that didn’t stop your favorite pols from greeting their peeps for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown on Monday. The Mayor’s Office loaded these images on Facebook.

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Mario Testa’s Political Juggling Act

March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Mario Testa has received two more years as Democratic Town Chairman. Now what? Time to size up the 2014 governor’s cycle with an eye toward the mayoral election next year.

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No Changes In Recounts For Democratic Town Committee Seats

March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.

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General Lee Urges Watchdogs To View Financial Lens

March 6th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council

One month away from Mayor Bill Finch submitting his budget proposal to the City Council, city financial guardian John Marshall Lee implored the city’s budget authority to focus on the financials. His Monday address to the council: Council President McCarthy, Council persons, interested member of the Bridgeport community. For the past two Council sessions I […]

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