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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

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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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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City Posts Surplus Last Year, Battles Deficit This Budget Year

February 13th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

An auditor’s report from accounting firm BlumShapiro shows the municipal fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017 with a surplus of $4.6 million. See audit here. Projections are not as rosy for the current budget year that started July 1, according to Mayor Joe Ganim and finance officials struggling to close a multi-million deficit based […]

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Meanwhile, City Council Members Seek Financial Information

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee on Monday attended a financial presentation to the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee. He files this commentary: Yesterday was a “red letter” day for the City of Bridgeport. The City stood up publicly on two occasions to talk about financial results. In the morning the Mayor announced a […]

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Courant Gets Viggy With It

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hearst Connecticut Media, owner of the Connecticut Post and a number of other southern Connecticut newspapers, has successfully poached key Hartford Courant staffers in recent months. The Courant has returned fire, hiring away Neil Vigdor, one of the top political reporters in the state, as media outlets ramp up political coverage of the 2018 gubernatorial […]

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