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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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Mark It Up! Attorney Anastasi Retires And Returns With A Fatter Paycheck

August 2nd, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

If you have value as a municipal lawyer, retire, collect your pension of more than $75,000 per year, and return to pad your paycheck $112,950 more as a paid outside attorney. Not a bad deal, eh? Mark Anastasi who served for more than two decades as chief of the City Attorney’s Office is the latest […]

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Zoners Raise DeFilippo’s Spirits

August 1st, 2018 · 19 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

As CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart notes, persistence has paid off for City Councilman Michael DeFilippo’s quest for a booze zoning change. He had to win three–Democratic primaries between last September and this April before finally being elected to help represent the North End on the City Council.

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Internal Affairs Examining Excessive Force Charges Against Councilwoman’s Son

July 19th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Police Department’s Office of Internal Affairs is investigating whether cops used excessive force, including painful shocks from a Taser, on City Councilwoman Karen Jackson’s son.

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Weighing A Ganim Challenge–Does Marilyn Want Moore?

July 8th, 2018 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s raising money, banging phones, crashing festivals, schmoozing voters all across the state in his Runyonesque run for governor while trying to balance the duties of his elected office, something a Ned Lamont supporter who very well could be a Ganim mayoral opponent next year declares is “double-dipping” receiving a salary during his job […]

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Perez In Police Chief Competition With 10 Other Applicants

June 25th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Acting Police Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez has to compete with 10 other applicants for his job–including two other unidentified members of Bridgeport’s finest.

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Guber Candidates Lamont, Ganim Pony Up For Presidents (And Votes)

June 23rd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Politics, like football, is a contact sport. Democratic-endorsed for governor Ned Lamont and underdog opponent Joe Ganim will utilize blitzing as a campaign tactic to throw each off message. Both are now trying to open holes for votes snuggling up to the equipment-strapped Harding Presidents football team.

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For The Love Of Money, Taxpayer Money

June 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In what was Tom McCarthy’s likely final City Council meeting, a constant presence for many of those years, fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, barked out a series of questions to members of the legislative body during the public speaking portion of the evening, wondering if proper attention is spent on the expenditure of taxpayer dough.

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