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Where’s Wilbur Chapman? ‘C’mon, Wilbur’

November 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Earlier this year some City Council members sought to trim the budget by defunding the $120,000 public safety adviser job Mayor Joe Ganim created for a political ally, ex-Police Chief Wilbur Chapman …

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Hughes Sues For Library Job

November 17th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Was City Librarian Scott Hughes, one of the few black department heads, fired over his political involvement? Or did his political ambitions hurt his job performance? Those questions are heading for state Superior Court.

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Ganim In Israel For Municipal ‘Technological Advances’

November 16th, 2016 · 13 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Since returning to office last December, Mayor Joe Ganim  has become a bit of a jet-setter, visiting other states and countries in the name of professional development.

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At Party For Joe, Mario Shows Fundraising Strength, ‘No Arm-twisting’

November 4th, 2016 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the one-year anniversary of his comeback win Thursday night about 250 pols, friends and supporters filled Testo’s Restaurant ballroom for a Democratic Town Committee fundraiser honoring Joe Ganim’s return to office. State elected dignitaries included Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen. The suggested contribution was $250 minimum. Prior to the event, […]

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Gresko Rejoins Team Ganim

November 2nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

During JG1 Joe Gresko served as a media spokesman. The former newsman for WICC, now an elected official in the State House, has returned in a part-time role. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more:

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Budget-stressed City Seeks Financial Guidance

October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.

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Library Board Throws Book At Hughes, Soltis Named Acting Director

October 20th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post Months short of his 10-year anniversary with the city, Library Director Scott Hughes is out of a job.

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Library Board Battle With Hughes Lingers

October 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said.

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