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Entries Tagged as 'Bob “Troll” Walsh'

Rock And Roll City Council Campaigning, Smith And Spain Versus Burns And Kane

August 23rd, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

Retired Fairfield University political science professor Don Greenberg stood resolutely Tuesday night in the Black Rock Library directing a supposition to four candidates for City Council in the 130th District. The mayor won’t sign off on the paperwork to fill vacant library jobs to keep services running smoothly. Essentially, asked Greenberg, a member of the […]

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A Troll Samples Big Mac’s Future

September 23rd, 2016 · 23 Comments · City Council, City Politics

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh gazes into his crystal ball to divine Council President Tom McCarthy’s political future. “After the rough year he had this year in the State Senate Primary, next year will be no walk in the park.”

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Walsh: Listen To The People If You Want To Build Lasting Coalitions

September 20th, 2016 · 47 Comments · City Politics

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh shares observation about building a lasting organization to defeat the establishment. Before we read too much into the recent primary results, let’s consider a few factors:

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Andato A Pescare (Gone Fishing)

September 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Politics

Well, not fishing exactly, but some time away (no. not fitted for a straight jacket, they haven’t found one the right size) but visiting the Grimaldi principality (not storming the palace but maybe knock on the door) in Monte Carlo and then off to bella Italia.

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Feds Asked To Examine HUD Allegations About Housing Authority, Are Commissioners Scapegoats?

September 3rd, 2016 · 65 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

In a letter to Patricia Ferrick, agent in charge of the FBI in Connecticut, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh asks that the federal law enforcement agency look into allegations made by the head of the Housing and Urban Development’s Hartford field office asserting “HUD has received information that supports that some current Board Members continue these […]

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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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