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Blizzard Response Big Test For City

January 26th, 2015 · 20 Comments · News and Events

The blizzard of 2013 was a nightmare for residents that turned into a gigantic toothache for Mayor Bill Finch: unplowed streets, some public works crews sent home, residents trapped in their homes for days. The mayor says for this storm they’re better prepared.

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Councilors Want Resolution To Paid Suspension

January 26th, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Three months after a city councilman and employee was sent home with pay over a sexual harassment allegation, two colleagues have demanded a status update on the politically volatile investigation.

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State Senate Candidate DeJesus Owes More Than $100,000 In Back Taxes, Claims It’s A Springboard To Higher Office

January 22nd, 2015 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Maybe Richard DeJesus can go to Hartford to pass stronger laws to collect from tax deadbeats like himself. Companies operated by the city councilman, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for the February 24 State Senate special election, owe roughly $140,000 in personal property taxes and interest dating back to 2003, according to an OIB review of city […]

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School Chief Seeks Millions More For Proposed Budget

January 20th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

Acting Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz wants $251.5 million to operate city schools in the budget year that starts July 1, a five percent increase. From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The city school district needs $7 million more in 2015-16 just to keep things running as they are, according to a budget plan developed […]

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Gomes Urges Democratic State Party To Invalidate DeJesus Endorsement For State Senate, Dems To Expedite Ruling

January 17th, 2015 · 34 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Ed Gomes has asked Democratic State Party officials to dismiss the nomination of State Senate candidate Richard DeJesus after it was learned the chair who broke the convention tie for the endorsement has an attorney-client relationship with DeJesus. Gomes writes, “This conflict and failure of Attorney Farrow to recuse or reveal his attorney-client relationship if […]

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Finch Reverses Himself On Ganim: He Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run

January 17th, 2015 · 97 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch will appear on Dennis House’s Face The State Sunday 11 a.m. on WFSB Channel 3, and he has some pointed observations about former Mayor Joe Ganim contemplating a run for his old job, although Finch does not specifically mention Ganim by name, prompted by a House question, according to the advance transcript. […]

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DeJesus Wins Tainted Endorsement For State Senate, His Lawyer Breaks Tie, Gomes Supporters Protest, Testa: Lawyer Should Have Recused Himself

January 15th, 2015 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATES: In an Only In Bridgeport moment, Ed Farrow, the chair of the Democratic convention to endorse a candidate for the February 24 special election for State Senate, broke a tie on behalf of his client City Councilman Richard DeJesus, creating havoc Thursday night following the nomination and cries of conflict of interest from supporters […]

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