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Entries from February 15th, 2018

Cop Shucked Overtime–Home When Supposed To Be At Work

February 14th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Ah shucks, what’s wrong with running the overtime clock while home? That was, according to an arrest affidavit, what veteran Police Lieutenant Stephen Shuck had on his mind.

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Following Cop’s Arrest, Newton Urges Audit Of Police Overtime

February 14th, 2018 · 49 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following the arrest of a 34-year veteran of the Police Department for allegedly stealing overtime money, City Councilman Ernie Newton says an audit should go back many years to determine the depth of the abuses.

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Watch: Ganim Marries Sloths On Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Gee mayor, if you’re gonna marry sloths on Valentine’s Day they could at least accommodate you with a campaign donation. Yup, sloths are slow to write the check. How about city employees?

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School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Take Notice–Transform Cities Into Economic Drivers

February 14th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

If you want to resuscitate Connecticut’s economy, the way to get there is through cities, according to Bridgeport economic policy wonk Jeff Kohut. He writes, “the urban centers of the world are the logical, natural economic generators for their surrounding geo-political regions. Connecticut must rediscover this reality and act accordingly.”

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Endorsements For Town Committee Seats

February 14th, 2018 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Jeanine Oburchay, chair of the political action group Better Bridgeport, announced endorsements in three Democratic Town Committee districts. Primaries will take place March 6 in 6 of 10 districts.

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