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Entries Tagged as 'Bob “Troll” Walsh'

Leap Year Politics, Does Gaudett Deal Leap Over City’s Bidding Process?

February 24th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s a leap year, right? On Monday, the tacked-on last day in February, the City Council’s Contracts Committee followed by the full legislative body will take up the “Proposed Contract for Professional Services” with Joe Gaudett who is planning to resign as chief to accept another position within the police department allowing Mayor Joe Ganim to […]

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Walsh: Don’t Sour On City Librarian

February 16th, 2016 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library

It’s not every day former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh admits he’s wrong. Some members of the Bridgeport Library Board and employees have expressed concerns about the job performance of Library Director Scott Hughes including missing a filing deadline for a key state grant and mixing in political activities such as running for State Senate […]

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Questions Raised About Appointment Process For Library Board Members

February 13th, 2016 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events

Some Library Board members want to throw the book at Library Director Scott Hughes for poor performance. Hughes in response is challenging the board’s authority in court, alleging members were never properly appointed by the City Council. It raises questions about the self-appointing authority of the Library Board. If an existing member is reappointed for another […]

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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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Foster Campaign Supporter Also Files Federal Complaint

September 11th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When all else fails, there’s always the reliable mail fraud statute, right? Mary-Jane Foster supporter Bob “Troll” Walsh has been sharpening his teeth in state and federal election complaints. His latest on Friday, directed to the United States Postmaster General, argues political operatives are playing games with absentee ballots in violation of federal law.

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Finch Campaign Files Complaint With State Over Supervised Balloting

September 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s Campaign Manager Maryli Secrest has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State regarding “the disenfranchise of electors who have requested an absentee ballot and will be prevented from voting by this process.”

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Foster Sharpens Contrast With Opponents, Supporter Urges Feds To Monitor AB Voting For Primary

September 4th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: Roughly 900 absentee ballot applications were dropped off at Town Clerk’s Office Friday. In an interview with Channel 8, Democratic candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster says her primary opponents Bill Finch and Joe Ganim “are two career politicians who are cut out of the same cloth, they’re one in the same.”

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Foster Warns Of Absentee Ballot Abuse

September 3rd, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

If you receive an absentee ballot and did not request one, Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster wants you to contact state elections officials. In a letter to Democratic electors who could vote by absentee ballot Foster asks for their vote if they receive a requested ballot. Foster’s letter closes with a P.S. “Do not let […]

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