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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Religious Leaders On City Council Split Over ‘Sanctuary City’

March 9th, 2017 · 93 Comments · City Council, News and Events

While City Council members sort through designating Bridgeport a sanctuary city that is opposed by Mayor Joe Ganim, two church leaders on the legislative body have differing views.

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Confronting City’s New ‘RoboCops’

March 8th, 2017 · 41 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez’s patience meter for the city’s new Downtown parking meters has run out. She writes in a commentary “patrons of downtown businesses are given tickets without ever being told, warned, advised or otherwise notified that pulling over into an empty space for more than 5 minutes will result in a […]

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Municipal ID Cards Delayed

March 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration has found a new reason to delay issuing municipal identity cards to undocumented immigrants and others who call Connecticut’s largest city home. President Donald J. Trump.

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Challenging Ganim’s Extra Benefits

February 24th, 2017 · 11 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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