Sometimes when mayoral administrations are on the verge of a switch, key decisions are held back as a matter of convenience to duck controversial news on the way out the door. That’s the case involving a contentious issue in the police department. Police Chief Joe Gaudett on Tuesday was poised to place a high-profile police […]
Entries Tagged as 'Beardsley Park'
November 25th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]
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October 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
In the latest direct mail piece, Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign undercuts what Joe Ganim feels is a great strength, assailing the veracity of his tax record as mayor as well as his testimony under oath at his 2003 corruption trial in which his sentencing judge announced “I find by clear and convincing evidence Mr. Ganim’s testimony […]
October 2nd, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
As governor, Lowell Weicker rescued Bridgeport from financial ruin, now he’s hoping his endorsement of Mary-Jane Foster adds credibility and financial resources to her mayoral campaign.
May 9th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning
Policy wonk Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, shares an environmental storm warning for the Seaview Avenue Corridor Plan. From Kohut: All of the citizens of Bridgeport (and neighborhoods adjacent to Bridgeport in Trumbull and Stratford) should be aware of the dire environmental and public-safety threat taking form in Hartford and Bridgeport City Hall […]
May 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Saying he “learned some very tough lessons” from his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, former Mayor Joe Ganim has officially entered the race for the city’s top position filing a candidate committee on Tuesday after raising more than $50,000 in one night in an exploratory phase two weeks ago. Ganim plans a formal […]
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February 19th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: The racist letter typed on city letterhead and distributed through the Police Department is another knock for a department rocked by the recent conviction of two of its veteran officers for an incident of police brutality known locally as the Beardsley Park Stomp.
February 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Connecticut U.S. Attorney: Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that two former Bridgeport Police officers were sentenced today in Bridgeport federal court for violating an individual’s civil rights by using unreasonable force during the course of an arrest. U.S. District Judge Jeffery Alker Meyer sentenced both ELSON MORALES, […]
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