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Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'

Raising Questions About The Cost Of Police Contract, Pension Obligations

August 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the police union contract heads to arbitration, see story here, citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee asks about the price tag for the 2015 retroactive contract.

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Man Shot Dead In East End

August 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update here. From Cedar Attanasio, CT Post: City police said the man who was shot to death as he was working on his car on Sixth Street did not appear to be the intended target of Thursday morning’s shooting.

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Oh City Council, Just One More Thing–Boots Made For Talking

August 20th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

It’s disquieting for some City Council members to endure citizen budget hawk John Marshall Lee’s observations. He’s the Lieutenant Columbo of government watchdogs, coming back loaded with unnerving, bone-to-pick questions about financial issues. Columbo persists with uncanny observations, rumpled jacket and neck tie. Lee weighs in with signature bow tie and red boots, his symbolism […]

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City Opens Police Post In P.T.

August 17th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim and police officials on Thursday opened the city’s latest police post in a first-floor apartment in the P.T. Barnum housing project, joining posts in Trumbull Gardens, the Greene Homes, University of Bridgeport, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, East Main Street, Stratford Avenue, and John Street Downtown. A ninth police post is planned for […]

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Ganim Runs From Trump

August 16th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The number of politicians, business leaders, elected officials, members of Congress including now Republicans distancing from Donald Trump is down the street, around the corner into the next county. Count Mayor Joe Ganim among them, after snuggling up for a play at infrastructure dough following Trump’s election. State Senator Marilyn Moore, whose name is often floated […]

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A Stand Against Hatred And Violence–Trump Tees Up Rhetorical Mulligan After Golf Retreat

August 14th, 2017 · 11 Comments · News and Events

City officials and activists on Sunday joined more than 100 area protesters on McLevy Green in response to racial violence that included a fatal attack and injured dozens in Charlottesville, Va. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the attacks by white supremacists “domestic terrorism” in lieu of Donald Trump’s dodge to directly call out the offenders. […]

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Gaming Battle May Not Be Over

July 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The tribes are going ahead now with their $300 million East Windsor project along Interstate 91, about 17 miles south of Springfield. But the tribal leaders and lawmakers understand that MGM’s fight will go on in the courts and possibly the Bureau of Indian Affairs. “I believe going off the […]

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A “Tired” McCarthy Rejects Reelection To City Council, Served As Head Of Body For 10 Years

July 24th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying his new job as director of labor relations for the city of New Haven was a factor, City Council President Tom McCarthy announced on Monday he’ll not seek reelection to his seat in the North End 133th District, a position to which he first won election in 2001. He has served as council president […]

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