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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

Public Facilities Chief John Ricci Packs It In

April 21st, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

In a surprise move Public Facilities Director John Ricci, a political survivor who has served in city administrations on multiple levels for the past 40 years, has submitted his retirement, effective in late June. Ricci was an early supporter of Joe Ganim’s return to the mayoralty after he had a falling-out with Ganim’s predecessor Bill […]

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Former State Judge Howard T. Owens Jr.–’A Friend In Good Days And Bad’

April 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Howard T. Owens Jr., the lovable eccentric whose endearing gait patrolled the corridors of the Connecticut State Capitol, several state court houses and left a mark on city politics for decades died early Tuesday morning. He was 83.

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Wanted: Regional Business Chief

March 29th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert is one of those entrepreneurs who thinks outside the box, even in his political calculations. In 2015, he was among the few business community leaders to back Joe Ganim’s return as mayor. Just about everyone else weighed in heavily for incumbent Bill Finch in the primary or Mary-Jane Foster in the general election. […]

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City To Launch National Search For Police Chief–Perez: Let’s Do It

March 21st, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday announced the city’s in planning stages to launch a national search for chief of police, a position occupied on technically an acting basis by his friend A.J. Perez who assumed the role more than two years ago following the resignation of Joe Gaudett who took on a city consulting position […]

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As Construction Progresses, Debate Centers On Harding Name

March 14th, 2018 · 45 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

With construction of a new facility to replace Harding High progressing for the next school year, the naming of the school has reemerged. Keep the name or something new? Four years ago then Mayor Bill Finch, whose administration secured property off Boston Avenue from General Electric to build a modern facility, suggested renaming the school […]

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Testa Chairmanship Vote Set For Thursday

March 13th, 2018 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa will seek another two-year term to lead the Democratic Town Committee. Will he have a challenge?

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Gomes Backs Jonathan Harris For Governor

March 2nd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

He didn’t support Joe Ganim for his mayoral comeback and now State Senator Ed Gomes isn’t supporting Ganim for governor. The governor’s race is wide open in both major parties. Gomes, who just turned 82, is backing former state commissioner Jonathan Harris, a once peer in the State Senate. Who’s Jonathan Harris? See here.

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Council Members Accused Of Anti-Semitism

February 27th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: The municipal attorney who pursues delinquent sewer-use bills is taking on City Council members over inflammatory comments made about his being Jewish.

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