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Surveillance System Features More Than 1,000 Cameras In City

June 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A law enforcement tool includes more than 1,000 cameras in city neighborhoods to catch bad guys, but could the good intent become intrusive? We lose some liberties in the cause of public safety. The Police Department has expanded the Fusion Center operated out of the Margaret Morton Government Center at 999 Broad Street, an advancement […]

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Public Input For Police Chief Search

May 1st, 2018 · 11 Comments · Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday announced that the Civil Service office will conduct two public forums on May 10 as part of the search process for a police chief. The city has retained government employee consultant Randi Frank to help oversee the hiring process with input from the public for the qualities they seek in […]

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Stooge Politics–Maria Piranha Takes A Bite Out Of City Clerk Lydia Martinez

April 21st, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira, former Democratic district leader in the Upper East Side and the self-styled piranha of city politics, does not hold back in this commentary castigating political rebellion in her neighborhood. The 138th District is under complete assault by Mario Testa, Mayor Ganim and City Clerk Lydia Martinez.

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DeFilippo, Herron Take Flight In North End–No-Show Keeley Finishes Last In City Council Race

April 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

This long, strange trip for City Council in the North End 133rd District will finally come to a close. Tuesday night district Democrats voiced loud and clear their support for endorsed candidates Michael DeFilippo and incumbent councilwoman Jeanette Herron who ran up nearly a three to one win over challengers Anne Pappas Phillips and former […]

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City Charter Conflict: When You Claim To Live Here, But Vote There

April 7th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

John Marshall Lee once again questions in a commentary the veracity of Civil Service Commission Chair Eleanor Guedes. “How does a Trumbull, CT registered voter claiming a residence of 48 Teller Road, Trumbull, vote in several recent years in Trumbull elections, while occupying a position as Chair of a Bridgeport Commission where it is indicated […]

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On Tuesday Another City Council Primary–Is The End In Sight?

April 5th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Less than a week from a third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District, about 100 voters have requested absentee ballots, according to the Town Clerk’s office. Of those about 50 so far have been returned so a good majority of the absentee requests will be counted Tuesday night in a race […]

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City Cop Charged With DUI, Assault With Vehicle In Wrong-Way Crash

March 28th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport Police Officer John Carrano, whose wrong-way driving on Broadbridge Avenue in Stratford triggered a head-on collision in December that led to extensive injuries to a woman, was charged on Tuesday with driving drunk, second degree assault with a motor vehicle and driving the wrong way. Carrano, then a member of the SWAT team, had been partying […]

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Supremes: Don’t Mess With Absentee Ballots

March 27th, 2018 · 22 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Stop … in the name of absentee ballots, especially if you’re a third party in the collection of ballots. That’s one of the messages from the Connecticut Supreme Court in its written ruling, issued on Monday, upholding Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’s order for another Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District. For background […]

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