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Finch Pads Retro Paycheck Last Day For Himself And Loyalists, Ganim Pay Scale Benefits Too

December 1st, 2015 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In one of his final acts as mayor based on inaction by the City Council, Bill Finch authorized retroactive pay increases for dozens of discretionary appointees–about a dozen of whom received termination letters on Monday in anticipation of Joe Ganim’s arrival as mayor–that some outgoing city employees described as a nice departure bonus of more […]

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Shining Sunlight On Moonlight

December 17th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy takes a hose to city employees, he says, are moonlighting financially. Fardy commentary: Every time you think someone in the Finch administration can’t screw up any more than they already have … they up and surprise you again.

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Reform Public Safety Hiring, Bridgeport Jobs For Bridgeport People

August 20th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes that harm is being done to the Civil Service system that was enacted following the election of Jasper McLevy in 1933, a major campaign promise of the Socialist mayor limiting the spoils system of government. Fardy argues in particular the city is behind in the hiring of public safety […]

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Former Mayor Tom Bucci’s Kiddie Korps Gang Rides Again

January 2nd, 2014 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

It’s hard to believe nearly 25 years after Tom Bucci served his last day as mayor, a dozen friends and members from his mayoral staff gather each December between Christmas and the New Year to reminisce, needle, pontificate, argue, compare crow’s feet, laugh lines, hairlines and waistlines. This is a crew with a sense of […]

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Firebirds Ask Feds To Investigate City’s Hiring Practices

December 26th, 2013 · 48 Comments · City Council, Firefighters, News and Events

The president of the Firebird Society of Bridgeport has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate concerns about the city’s hiring and promotional practices in the Fire Department he claims have impacted black and female candidates.

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City Extends Firefighter Exam

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

From Mayor Finch: Candidates will take test on Saturday, December 10 The City of Bridgeport Civil Service Commission today announced that the entry-level firefighter exam application deadline and test date have been extended.

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Mayor Statement On Latest Murders, Plus: Loads Of Police Applicants, Good Stuff Downtown, And Ganim Freedom Video

July 19th, 2010 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

  Evening Update: Statement from Mayor Finch regarding recent homicides: “I am very concerned about the recent tragic incidents in our City. I am in constant communication with Police Chief Joe Gaudett and I have directed him to utilize every asset available to confront this problem head-on. “I am proud of our police department’s swift […]

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Jacobs’ Rich, Ned’s Bridgeport Pitch, And Dick’s Barack Ditch

February 17th, 2010 · 14 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, State Politics

The City Council approved a financial termination agreement Tuesday night hammered out by city lawyers and former Mayor Tom Bucci who represented ousted Civil Service Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs. Jacobs will receive $155,000, $90k within 10 days, followed by another $65k next January. Bucci will receive $15,000 in legal fees and Jacobs gets another $8,000 […]

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