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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

DeFilippo Toasts Booze Decision Pending Zoning Appeal

October 9th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

City zoners raised City Councilman Michael DeFilippo’s spirits in July when they halved the distance between liquor stores and schools, daycare facilities, hospitals and churches to 750 feet. The decision faced fierce opposition from liquor store owners and community leaders. Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe denied a temporary restraining order on the decision, but left the door […]

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Panel Selected To Recommend Police Chief Finalists

October 6th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Acting Chief AJ Perez, former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi and Captain Roderick Porter are among the seven finalists in a Civil Service search that will be reduced to a list of three from which Mayor Joe Ganim will select a top cop to a five-year contract. The city, in a new selection twist of the […]

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Charges Dropped Against Son, Councilwoman Mom Presses Excessive Force Complaint

October 3rd, 2018 · 34 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: City Councilwoman Karen Jackson said authorities have dismissed their case against her 15-year-old son, who was charged June 27 with resisting and interfering with the officers after fleeing from police investigating the theft of a volleyball.

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The Nuances Of City Residency

September 27th, 2018 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, News and Events

A city ordinance requires municipal officials both elected and serving on boards to file residency forms every January with the Town Clerk’s Office validating their home addresses. While some have complied, others have not and in at least one case there’s movement to consider removal of the chair of the Civil Service Commission whose residence […]

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The ‘Citizenship Question’–Council Committee Weighs Census Issues

September 23rd, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Council, National Politics, News and Events

The City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee Monday night will take up two resolutions “in support of an accurate 2020 Census and to create a “Complete Count Committee” with local outreach, assistance and promotion” as well as “to express opposition to the addition of the “Citizenship Question” regarding the 2020 Census.” See agenda here.

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Nardozzi Among 7 Finalists For Police Chief Position

September 19th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

He was brought in under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch, then drew the ire of the city’s police union when he cracked down on overtime that contributed to his departure after Joe Ganim regained the mayoralty. Now former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi finds himself among seven finalists for the top cop position currently held […]

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Ganim Segues To Mayoral Election

September 14th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

See Ganim’s finance report for governor here. From Brian Lockhart CT Post: Mayor Joe Ganim spent nearly $850,000 in his unsuccessful bid for governor, and not only is he out a $60,000 personal loan, but he chipped in another $3,500 to help get his campaign’s budget in the black.

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When You Need A Cherrypicker For A Parking Meter

September 11th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Installation is moving along nicely, according to Steven Auerbach, the city’s indomitable purveyor of smart parking meters with a few tweaks remaining like those fronting the People’s United Bank headquarters on Main Street requiring a cherrypicker for short people. Mayor Joe Ganim stands 5’6″ tall. The instructional digital readout of the meters above would escape him.

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