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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.

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Tom White To Discuss Conflict Of Interest On The City Council

October 14th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former City Council legislative liaison Tom White who has filed a complaint in federal court challenging the elimination of his job will appear Tuesday at 8 p.m. on the cable access show Bridgeport Now co-hosted by Jennifer Buchanan. The weekly live call-in show airs on Cablevision channel 88. The show is also streamed live at […]

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Tom White: The Driveway Driveby–City Council Members Did Normal Due Diligence (Nothing)

June 14th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

Former City Councilman Tom White, in an OIB commentary, writes Connecticut Post reporters did the work members of the city’s legislative body are supposed to do, serve as a check on the executive branch for the dubious $400,000 driveway leading to Manny’s Mansion, instead of claiming they were left in the dark. If subservient council […]

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Tom White: City Government Is A Morally Compromised Institution

May 9th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White has an interesting perspective on how the city’s legislative body works. White, the council’s legislative liaison for several years, was whited out of the budget last year for trying to reform the way it conducts business, according to a federal lawsuit he brought against the city several months ago represented […]

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Will Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport Have Staying Power?

March 13th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Early 2013 looks like it’s shaping up as a long strange trip for the state’s largest city. A screwy budget cycle, a Democratic governor acting like he’s received a blood transfusion from a Republican–cut this, slash that, whack the cities–is causing much trepidation among city bean counters. To some degree Governor Dan Malloy’s austerity program […]

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Spineless Pols Take Note! New Citizen Action Group Organzing Public Forum In Support of Hennessy Government Reform Bill

March 8th, 2013 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

What pol will grow a spine? What political chickens will run for the hen house? The newly formed neighborhood action group Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport will host a public forum March 16, 2 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library on the long-shot legislative bill advanced by State Rep. Jack Hennessy that proposes to […]

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