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Entries Tagged as 'Dennis Murphy'

Trying To Craft A Road Map, Ganim Orders Strategic Planning For Staff

July 22nd, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

If you’re wondering why City Hall has been quiet the past few days, many key administrative staffers are at the University of Bridgeport for a strategic planning session. Like a lot of new administrations, although Joe Ganim had been there before, the first year in office can sometimes appear rudderless especially without crafting a road […]

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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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Murphy Bugged By Troubled DMV

February 19th, 2016 · 27 Comments · News and Events

Bridgeport resident Dennis Murphy is working to fix the mess at the Department of Motor Vehicles. More on this from the Associated Press. The private vendor that designed a major upgrade of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles’ aging computer system is committed to making sure all the “bugs” are fixed, the interim commissioner assured state […]

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As Customers Screech, Malloy Proposes Privatization To Shorten Wait Times At DMV

February 9th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

There’s the old story about a stick-up man who pulls his gun on a street, points it at a guy and says, “Give me everything you got.” The guy looks at him and says, “Okay, here, but can I can keep my driver’s license? You know how the motor vehicle department is.” Governor Dan Malloy […]

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From Camel To Car, Dennis Murphy Gets Behind Wheel Of Troubled DMV

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

He has served as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor for five years, has even filled in as acting commissioner and now Bridgeport resident Dennis Murphy will try to steer the Department of Motor Vehicles in the right direction after another Bridgeport resident Andres Ayala resigned as commissioner following a troubling year at […]

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The Politics Of Legal Work, City Solicits Pricing For Key Bond Counsel Services

January 2nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom could be coming to a close. The Bridgeport-based law firm with offices in Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury has been notified by the city that it is soliciting price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut. Bond counsel work […]

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Who Is Joe Ganim? The Early Years

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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