February 22, 2014
by Bill Finch | February 22, 2014 6:07pm
Students and parents of Bridgeport’s East Side and East End communities have waited many years for a replacement for the aging Harding High School. This project is one that is well-deserved, beautifully designed and long-awaited by the entire school community. For nearly two decades, Harding has been in major disrepair, and all possibilities to repair and renovate the current building have been exhausted. There is no alternative to new construction.
February 21, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2014 8:05am
If the window of government transparency in Connecticut has become foggy lately, in Bridgeport it’s turned into a funhouse mirror.
The latest to come from Mayor Bill Finch’s Carnival of Corruption was a vote Thursday evening to proceed with phase one of a deal to build a new Harding High School on 17.2 acres of a 78-acre brownfield site on Boston Avenue, currently owned by General Electric. This would enable Finch and his allies to sell the current Harding High site to Bridgeport Hospital.
According to federal law, a brownfield site refers to “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”
The aforementioned brownfield site is, according to a piece in the CT Post, “contaminated with lead, arsenic, petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile compounds.”
January 24, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | January 24, 2014 1:42am
After a six month sabbatical from political writing, it’s depressing to realize that here in Corrupticut, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — or, as one of my favorite bands would put it, “The Song Remains The Same.”
January 13, 2014
by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2014 6:30am
David Walker, a co-founder of the “No Labels” movement who moved to Connecticut in 2009, announced Sunday on WFSB’s “Face the State” that he would explore a run for lieutenant governor.
January 10, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | January 10, 2014 6:30am
A legislative task force appears poised to push for an expansion of video slot machines at three off-track betting facilities throughout the state.
November 14, 2013
by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2013 6:07pm
November 8, 2013
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 8, 2013 6:30am
There’s nothing like a monumental gaffe to relieve the occasional tedium of writing about politics. That’s one of the reasons pundits were delighted when Barack Obama picked Joe Biden as his running mate. But just when the vice president learned to behave himself, along comes Nancy DiNardo.
November 5, 2013
by Christine Stuart | November 5, 2013 1:54pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not on the ballot this year, but Republicans are hoping to win enough seats Tuesday to build momentum going into the 2014 gubernatorial election.
October 28, 2013
by Marc Bussanich | October 28, 2013 9:29pm
Top-ranking Connecticut officials are angry over Con Edison’s refusal to take responsibility for the September outage that left tens of thousands of New Haven-line commuters scrambling to find other transportation for 12 days.
October 17, 2013
by Staff Report | October 17, 2013 2:07pm