Forced out as airport manager a few years ago by then-Mayor Bill Finch, Public Facilities Director John Ricci must now pay more attention to the municipally owned Sikorsky Memorial Airport in the short term following the death of operations superintendent Steve Ford who suffered injuries from a fall over the weekend at his home in Shelton. […]
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February 8th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
February 7th, 2016 · 91 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
For the past four decades Bridgeport mayors have had drivers, some more than others, utilizing inner-office staff or a police officer sometimes dictated by the daily schedule. Detective Ramon Garcia has assumed that role for JG2. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines the need for a driver and what other Connecticut cities do for mayoral […]
February 3rd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Human skulls, a high priest in the Santeria religion, neighbors terrified of a curse. All of this and more playing out in the drug investigation of Felix Delgado.
February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]
February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]
February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning
Citizen financial scrutineer John Marshall Lee has uncovered waves of dubious decisions from the prior administration’s control of the Bridgeport Port Authority, what he describes as the warping of an institution to make it less open, accountable, transparent and honest, his acronym for OATH. In his address to the City Council Monday night, he urged […]
February 1st, 2016 · 5 Comments · News and Events
Aliyah Martinez, an eight grade student at Dunbar School in the East End, shares her experience about confronting racism in school in this commentary that appeared first in the Sunday edition of the Connecticut Post. As a student in 8th grade, I hear a lot of things I wish I didn’t have to hear.
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January 30th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Public Facilities Director John Ricci has a reputation for helping his friends. You might add his employees to the list as well. Jennifer Gondola, who made news in 2012 when New Haven police confiscated her phone after she filmed a police arrest, was charged this month in an alleged drug-sale conspiracy. Ricci, her boss, assisted […]