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Entries Tagged as 'Trish Swain'

Spain Takes Aim At McCarthy, ‘Political Tom-foolery’

June 11th, 2016 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

If you want someone going door-to-door on behalf of a candidate for public office, Black Rock’s Pete Spain gets right to the point as he does in this commentary highlighting City Council President Tom McCarthy’s “corrosive effects of conflicts of interests to our government.” McCarthy is challenging incumbent State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August […]

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Driving Miss Daisy Or Fiscal Crazy?

October 14th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Love him or not, perhaps somewhere in the middle, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, also a petitioning candidate for City Council, keeps on barking in the cause of members of the budget and legislative body eating OATs–open, accountable and transparent–splashed with fiscal fluency. He shares his latest commentary after attending the latest Budget and […]

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Railroad Station Design, Airport Improvements On City Council Agenda

July 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The Bridgeport City Council begins its summer session Monday night, one regularly scheduled meeting for July and August. While the mayor’s race is getting most of the attention, this is also an election year for the council.

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City Attorney Anastasi Tells Torres To File An FOI Request, Swain Says Opinion ‘Severe Roadblock’

June 25th, 2015 · 22 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Leave it to Bridgeport’s verbose City Attorney Mark Anastasi to save the best for last. In his nearly 18 months on the City Council, Republican Rick Torres, also a mayoral candidate, has railed about the lack of city information flow to the budget and legislative body. In a legal opinion regarding a resolution for departmental […]

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Honey Has Sweet Tooth For Council Comeback, Swain One And Done

June 21st, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Citing a lack of leadership, former City Council President Lisa “Honey” Parziale says she will be a candidate for the budget and legislative body in the West Side 132nd District she represented for about 20 years. She served as council president for about 10 of those years. Meanwhile freshman West Side incumbent Trish Swain tells […]

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Winds Of Change On City Council?

May 21st, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

There’s Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster, Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello too running for mayor on the Democratic side. Enrique Torres is a Republican mayoral candidate. Okay, what about the City Council?

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Ganim: Tax Deals Crippling City

May 5th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim issued a statement on his Facebook page following the City Council rejecting a compromise tax abatement proposal for the second phase of an ambitious, mixed-income housing development on the East Side. Ganim writes:

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City Council Rejects Tax Break, Plus: Lee On Budget: ‘Half Truths Of Padding, Ghost Employees And Half Stories’

May 5th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Update: votes against. In a rare vote against Mayor Bill Finch Monday night the City Council torpedoed a proposed tax break for a developer. Prior to the council meeting citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee, considering a run for City Council, addressed the legislative and budget body as a whole Monday night, “the last chance […]

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