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Entries from April 21st, 2017

An Exclusive With Linda Blair–Preview Of Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State

March 31st, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

My new book Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State opens with an exclusive interview with actress Linda Blair when I was a munchkin reporter in 1978. What follows is the book’s first chapter, the story behind landing the story. To order the book see here. Mark your calendars for a book party at […]

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Easter Egg Hunt Rescheduled

March 31st, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

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Settlement Of Lonnie Blackwell’s Discrimination Lawsuit On City Council Agenda, Ganim To Submit Budget

March 30th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The agenda for Monday night’s City Council meeting includes a “Communication from City Attorney re: Proposed Settlement of Pending Litigation with Lonnie Blackwell, referred to Miscellaneous Matters Committee.” The issue stems from a federal discrimination lawsuit filed more than three years ago in which Blackwell, former head of the Guardians minority police organization, claims he […]

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Trump, Ganim Featured In Wheelhouse Of WNPR

March 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events

CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart and your favorite whipping boy were guests Wednesday morning on WNPR’s Wheelhouse show hosted by John Dankosky and Colin McEnroe. We talked Trump, Ganim, OIB, sanctuary cities, casinos, parking meters, the budget, taxes, public safety, Lowell Weicker and other stuff.

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Suspect Armed With Fake Gun In Police-involved Shooting In North End

March 30th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update on this story here regarding fake weapon. Original story: A police investigation into street robberies in the North End Wednesday night led to a police-involved shooting on Woodmont Avenue in which an 18-year-old armed man was shot in the face, according to police. State police are investigating the incident.

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O&G Executive: We’re Not The Bad Guy, The City Benefits

March 29th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ray Oneglia, vice chairman of the Torrington-based O&G Industries, responds to community critics following a state judge’s order for it  to “immediately cease and desist from the use and maintenance of a recycling, concrete crushing, storage and stockpiling facility at 1225 Seaview Avenue” in the East End. In a commentary that also appeared in the […]

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Stallworth Resigns City Job, “Very Little Interaction” With Joe

March 29th, 2017 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early backer of Joe Ganim’s mayoral comeback, has resigned as director of the Small & Minority Business Resource Center after being demoted from the mayor’s office as part of an administrative shakeup by Ganim in December. His last day of employment will be April 14, according to his resignation letter […]

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Guardians Leader Arraigned On Assault Charges

March 29th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A city police officer was arraigned Wednesday on assault charges for allegedly beating a city resident following a car collision in September.

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