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Moore: Families Suffer From Low Wages

July 24th, 2016 · 45 Comments · News and Events

What’s it like to live on low wages? Wednesday night at City Hall speakers shared their perspective including State Senator Marilyn Moore at a public hearing hosted by the State Department of Labor that is staffed by former State Rep. Chris Caruso. Moore is the first speaker and her remarks begin just prior to the 3 minute mark of the video above.
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Trying To Craft A Road Map, Ganim Orders Strategic Planning For Staff

July 22nd, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

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Aerial of UB campus.

If you’re wondering why City Hall has been quiet the past few days, many key administrative staffers are at the University of Bridgeport for a strategic planning session. Like a lot of new administrations, although Joe Ganim had been there before, the first year in office can sometimes appear rudderless especially without crafting a road map to success. Mayor Joe has ordered about 30 members of his administration to join him for two days, Thursday and Friday, in a strategic planning session at the UB South End campus.
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Forum On Paid Family Leave

July 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

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Feds Probe Dem State Party Fundraising

July 22nd, 2016 · 12 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant:

The office of the U.S. Attorney is convening a criminal grand jury to investigate claims of illegal fundraising by the state Democratic Party for the benefit of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Himes To Host Forum On Race Relations

July 22nd, 2016 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes on Monday will host a forum to discuss current race relations in America, 6:30 p.m. at the Darien Public Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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Pizarro Returns To Blight Department

July 22nd, 2016 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Pizarro Finch tax protest

Several years ago Danny Pizarro led a tax protest against Bill Finch at City Hall.

Mayoral aide Danny Pizarro who was suspended in March by Mayor Joe Ganim for owing more than $55,000 in taxes on a number of city properties has returned to his position in the city’s anti-blight department.
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McCarthy’s State Senate Message: Together We Can Do Better

July 21st, 2016 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

McCarthy first mailer

McCarthy mailer.

City Council President Tom McCarthy has issued his first mail piece in his quest to defeat freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary, highlighting his public service and building coalitions to bring people together.
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Staley Joins City Management Team

July 21st, 2016 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Kimberly Staley

Kimberly Staley

UPDATE: Kimberly Staley who most recently served as vice president and director of client services for the KRA Corporation, a workforce development company, has been hired as assistant chief administrative officer. Staley was raised in Father Panik Village and PT Barnum public housing projects. The annual salary is $127,555.
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