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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Challenging Ganim’s Extra Benefits

February 24th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Joe Ganim’s office insisted the returned mayor received no special treatment when he was allowed to pick up where he left off with his accrued benefits after resigning in 2003 following a corruption conviction.

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What’s A Bridge Employee?

February 10th, 2017 · 17 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The mayor’s office recently confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media that Ganim is being treated as a “bridge employee” who picked up where he left off when sworn in Dec. 1, 2015, rather than as a new hire starting at the bottom.

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Ganim Tweet Subject: ‘Using My Individual Voice To Support Those Who Live In Fear’

February 8th, 2017 · 33 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Fairfield resident Ann McCarthy, the subject of Mayor Joe Ganim’s tweet to highlight suburban responsibility regarding sanctuary communities, works for a social service organization in Bridgeport. “Mothers, fathers, and grandparents are calling us seeking help for themselves and their children,” McCarthy wrote to the CT Post Wednesday. “That is why I attended the rally. To use […]

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Mayor, City Council Grapple With Sanctuary City Designation

February 3rd, 2017 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Agree or not, legal or not, one thing Donald Trump has shown in his two weeks as president is he puts words into action. He also promises to hold back federal funds from communities that designate as sanctuary city. Federal courts will likely decide the issue. Trump is no stranger to litigiousness.

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Cops File Overtime Complaints

January 27th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:  Several city police officers have filed complaints alleging Acting Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez illegally withheld overtime.

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Senator Moore Fumes Over Ganim’s Trump Schmooze

January 18th, 2017 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore who was reelected overwhelmingly in 2016 without the support of Mayor Joe Ganim declared Tuesday night that Ganim cozying up to Donald Trump means he has “turned his ear and back on the people that elected him.”

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Former Police Chief Chapman Returns To Overtime, Staffing Challenges

January 17th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Struggling with health issues and a long commute to the city, former Police Chief Wilbur Chapman who serves as a public safety consultant has resurfaced following a lengthy non-paid absence. Mayor Joe Ganim hired Chapman in December 2015 to serve as police department hatchet man and reel in overtime that’s gotten out of control once […]

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Ganim Will Attend Trump Inaugural

January 13th, 2017 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim will attend more next week in Washington DC than just the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Donald Trump’s inauguration is also on his list. The Republican president-elect and the Democratic mayor of Connecticut’s most populous city became friendly in the 1990s when Trump viewed Bridgeport as development potential.

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