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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

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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State Withholds Funds Until City Hires Permanent Health Director

September 6th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

A spokesperson for the State Department of Health says “There are statutory requirements for appointing a permanent health director that have not been met in this case. Until they are, we will be withholding a portion of state grant funds from the city.” The city has formed a search committee that includes Jack McCarthy who worked […]

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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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Three’s A Crowd In Registrar’s Office?

August 29th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Long-time city activist and registered Republican Rosa Correa says she’s running as a petitioning candidate for the Office of Registrar of Voters to “awaken” disconnected GOP electors to participate in the election process. Gee, counters Republican Town Chairman Michael Garrett, Correa hasn’t even participated in recent Republican campaigns and has often been a friend to Democrats.

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O&G Relocation Battle Heats Up

August 21st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The administration of former Mayor Bill Finch urged O&G to move its Seaview Avenue operation to the West End. Following pushback from neighborhood residents, Mayor Joe Ganim’s not supporting the move by his predecessor. Not yet, anyway. How will it shake out?

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