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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

I Am Woman–In Trumbull, Moore Savors Moment Of Endorsement Backed By New, Young Female Voices

May 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore, an establishment fighter, was in an unusual position Monday night, but one she’s savoring. For the first time she won the Democratic endorsement–and by acclamation–an acknowledgement of both her constituent popularity and a nod by politicians who had formerly opposed her, including former City Council President Tom McCarthy who challenged her […]

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The North End’s SHU Box

May 12th, 2018 · 21 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sacred Heart University’s impact on the city is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing for its economic benefits. A curse, however, to North End homeowners dealing with runaway collegiate parties. The burgeoning university features a split campus, a majority of it in Fairfield, but also a meaningful presence across Park Avenue into Bridgeport […]

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Lopez Files FOI Complaint Against City, Charging Violations At City Council Meeting

May 5th, 2018 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on Friday filed a complaint with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission charging that a meeting on Tuesday by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a quorum of the […]

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Your Chance To Squawk About The City Budget

April 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education, News and Events

Home stretch time for City Council action on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed city budget. See proposed spending plan here. See meeting schedule here that includes tonight’s public hearing on the Board of Education budget, 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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On Tuesday Another City Council Primary–Is The End In Sight?

April 5th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Less than a week from a third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District, about 100 voters have requested absentee ballots, according to the Town Clerk’s office. Of those about 50 so far have been returned so a good majority of the absentee requests will be counted Tuesday night in a race […]

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Ganim Budget: No Tax Increase–Delegates Approved For Mayor’s Run For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $561 million budget proposal to the City Council that calls for no tax increase for a second straight year. When it comes to city budgets, the devil’s in the details. It will be reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee for action over the next six weeks or […]

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Mayor To Submit Budget To Council

March 30th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday is expected to submit his budget proposal to the City Council for the spending year starting July 1. It will be referred to the Budget & Appropriations Committee for review and action. Ganim is running for governor so a tax increase would undercut a fiscal message on the campaign trail. […]

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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