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Library Board Throws Book At Hughes, Soltis Named Acting Director

October 20th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post Months short of his 10-year anniversary with the city, Library Director Scott Hughes is out of a job.

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Library Board Battle With Hughes Lingers

October 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said.

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City Financial Position Improves, But Questions Linger

October 11th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city has eliminated most of the $20 million budget deficit, if not the entire thing.

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Ganim Appoints Health Director, Goes To City Council For Approval

September 30th, 2016 · 35 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed Maritza Bond, who supervises a health education center in New London, to serve as city health director. Her nomination will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. See Council agenda here. Council addendum here.

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How Will City Retrieve Ganim’s Stolen SUV?

September 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Tahoe is supposedly a “pool” car assigned to the office of Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes and shared by different employees. That is the same John Gomes who, earlier this year, had a key role in cost-cutting measures to trim the budget, from layoffs to … wait for it […]

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Bridgeport NAACP: Black Officer Not Treated Like Other Cops

September 27th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city’s NAACP branch said the federal government may have to monitor Bridgeport’s Finest to prevent discrimination against minority cops. NAACP officials say they are frustrated with the handling of a racist letter controversy involving prominent black police Lt. Lonnie Blackwell. Blackwell stands accused of conspiring to circulate a phony […]

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$1 Million For Bridgeport Youth Club Unaccounted For

September 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Seems the city isn’t the only one that can’t keep track of money. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Where’s the money? McCarthy was concerned when told Keeley could not account for the city’s full $980,000 purchase payment to Orcutt. “It’s important they figure out what happened to the money,” he said. Richard Saxl, the attorney […]

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Housing Authority Members Resign, Following Request From Feds

September 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Two weeks after the regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development urged Mayor Joe Ganim to replace the appointees of his predecessor, four Housing Authority commissioners have resigned, according to the mayor’s office. That means the mayor is now actively searching for replacements following HUD assertions the housing authority is a mess.

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