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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

City Launches Body Cam Program

February 20th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Sophia Kunthara, CT Post: The city unveiled its police body and dash camera pilot program Tuesday in a move Mayor Joe Ganim called a “step of additional accountability and transparency.”

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Cop Shucked Overtime–Home When Supposed To Be At Work

February 14th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Ah shucks, what’s wrong with running the overtime clock while home? That was, according to an arrest affidavit, what veteran Police Lieutenant Stephen Shuck had on his mind.

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Following Cop’s Arrest, Newton Urges Audit Of Police Overtime

February 14th, 2018 · 49 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following the arrest of a 34-year veteran of the Police Department for allegedly stealing overtime money, City Councilman Ernie Newton says an audit should go back many years to determine the depth of the abuses.

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School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.

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Meanwhile, City Council Members Seek Financial Information

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee on Monday attended a financial presentation to the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee. He files this commentary: Yesterday was a “red letter” day for the City of Bridgeport. The City stood up publicly on two occasions to talk about financial results. In the morning the Mayor announced a […]

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Courant Gets Viggy With It

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hearst Connecticut Media, owner of the Connecticut Post and a number of other southern Connecticut newspapers, has successfully poached key Hartford Courant staffers in recent months. The Courant has returned fire, hiring away Neil Vigdor, one of the top political reporters in the state, as media outlets ramp up political coverage of the 2018 gubernatorial […]

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A Lot Of Gas Blowing Over South End Power Plant Conversion

February 10th, 2018 · 34 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The City Council members who represent the district, Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta, were instrumental in setting up PSEG’s presentation to the City Council. “We went to (City Council President) Aidee Nieves and explained we need for them to come to the full council for a presentation to all of us,” Taylor-Moye told OIB. She […]

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“¡Ya Basta!” Clean Up Sewer Collection Mess At WPCA

February 7th, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, News and Events

UPDATE, related story here. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez is providing guidance to the City Council’s Ordinance Committee that wants to reform collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority following constituent complaints. In this OIB commentary she writes “It is true that state law considers a sewer bill that goes unpaid for thirty […]

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