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Why State Senate Candidate Ricky DeJesus’ Tax Delinquency Swelled

February 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus owes the city roughly $140,000 in personal property taxes. He also owed a whole bunch more in real estate taxes sold off in tax lien sales. In this story CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart explains why the city did not go after him for collection of back personal property taxes. […]

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State House Candidates Spar Over Conflicts, Taxes, Development

February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]

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Paoletto Announces Retirement From City, Will Resign Council Seat

February 14th, 2015 · 46 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City employee City Councilman Richard Paoletto has announced his retirement from his paid position as well as his resignation from the City Council representing the Upper East Side, following a second sexual harassment claim against him in five years.

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February 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Welcome to Connecticut’s largest city. If you have a lead on any government corruption, please contact the FBI.

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Say It Loud, Say It Clear: Forgiveness

February 6th, 2015 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim, former State Senator Ernie Newton and Governor Dan Malloy gather under one roof together, might as well be a church where second chance was the subject. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: Forgiveness was in the air. So was irony.

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Oops! Pastoral Endorsements For Moales Fizzle

February 4th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senate candidate Ken Moales’ “huge community announcement and press release with the IMA & Hispanic Pastoral” did not materialize today. More from CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: The most obvious take away from the email is that Moales was expecting to be endorsed by the IMA and the Hispanic Pastoral Alliance.

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Retired FBI Agent: City Employees On The City Council Conflicted

February 2nd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Critics say it is an incestuous situation that breeds conflicts-of-interest, particularly on budget votes, and leads to questions about whether those council members can truly serve as checks-and-balances to the mayor–who is also their city employer and ultimate boss.

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