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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Council Members Raise A Stink Over Sewers

January 24th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Incoming City Council members promised to serve as a stronger check on the executive branch and so far a number of them are putting words into action. Council members have heard constituent horror stories about the collection process of the Water Pollution Control Authority, an area that a young Joe Ganim vehemently questioned as a […]

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Council Members Urge Ganim To Reimburse City For Campaign-Related Security

January 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

About half the City Council, and the number appears to be rising, want Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor to reimburse the city for police security when he’s on the stump. Ganim has reimbursed the city for mileage. Why not for police detail? Why would Ganim need police outside of the city? What’s wrong with […]

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Council Members To Ganim: Reimburse City With Campaign Funds

January 9th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Pressure is mounting on Mayor Joe Ganim to pay the city back for his use of a taxpayer funded police detective while campaigning for governor.

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Funding For Train Station Stopped

January 6th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Pushed by then-Mayor Bill Finch and then-State Senator Andres Ayala, Governor Dan Malloy announced plans for an East Side train station a few months before his 2014 reelection. The initial price tag shot up. Now, it appears, funding has derailed.

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‘If He Wins The Governor’s Office You Know This Is A Movie’

January 3rd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim made it official Wednesday morning declaring his candidacy for governor asserting he wants cities to drive a new Connecticut economy. Ganim made his announcement this morning on the WPLR radio show hosted by the jocular Chaz and AJ. He later met the media after filing his paperwork. Ganim issued this statement, “I am […]

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Debating Ganim’s Security Costs

December 30th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The two detectives and a police lieutenant assigned to guard and chauffeur Mayor Joe Ganim around the city and state earned nearly $70,000 total in overtime for that assignment this year.

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Policing The Police Commission

December 25th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The debate over whether the city’s police commission answers to citizens or the political powers-that-be is coming to a head.

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Police Chief Case: Ganim Juggles Loyalty With Voter-Approved Process

December 21st, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Approaching two years as the city’s top cop, few dispute A.J. Perez’s likability, work ethic and accessibility, but does that translate into effective law enforcement management? Perez has exhibited decades of loyalty to Joe Ganim, in good times and bad, something the mayor has rewarded Perez in technically an acting capacity. But will it extend […]

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