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Entries Tagged as 'David Dunn'

Panel Selected To Recommend Police Chief Finalists

October 6th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Acting Chief AJ Perez, former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi and Captain Roderick Porter are among the seven finalists in a Civil Service search that will be reduced to a list of three from which Mayor Joe Ganim will select a top cop to a five-year contract. The city, in a new selection twist of the […]

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Clarion Call Over Firefighters Exam

September 7th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

Past presidents of the Firebird Society of Bridgeport have signed a commentary written by retired firefighter Donald Day denouncing a city decision to extend conditional offers of employment to about 30 names on the list of an expired Civil Service exam. Day is joined by other fellow past presidents Ron Mackey, Joel Christy and George […]

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Gander Ganim, Lamont Finance Reports For Governor

July 11th, 2018 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim loaned his campaign for governor another $25,000 on June 30 bringing in total $60,000 he has loaned among the nearly $800,000 raised, according to the latest filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See Ganim finance report here. The finance report ending June 30 shows the campaign had on hand $316,343.10. Ganim and […]

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Does It Matter Where They Live? 30 Percent Of Uniformed Services Reside In City

May 25th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

About 30 percent of Bridgeport’s 702 public safety officers reside in the city, according to statistics provided by the city for members of police and fire services.

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‘I Prefer An Engaging Rogue To A Complete Fool’

April 28th, 2017 · 51 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Leave it to retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez to assess the state of affairs in city politics. Fresh off taking the city to task for rolling out a messy parking meter system, the city resident writes in a commentary for OIB “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Plug In A Number, Figure Out The Rest, Ganim’s Challenge With Unions

June 29th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

When Mayor Joe Ganim and city bean counters crafted a budget in the spring that was eventually approved by the City Council for the spending year starting July 1 it assumed $4 million in union concessions. Mayor Joe’s an experienced negotiator, better than most sitting on the other side of the table. Okay, he told […]

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Firebird Leader Blisters Ganim For ‘Plantation Mentality’ In Fire Department

June 1st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

Darrien Penix, president of the Firebird Society that fights for the rights of minority firefighters, uses Joe Ganim’s words on the campaign trail against him asserting the Fire Department looks “all white at the top,” a declaration the mayor made when challenging incumbent Bill Finch last year. Penix asserts nothing has changed in the six […]

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