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Entries Tagged as 'Eleanor Guedes'

City Charter Conflict: When You Claim To Live Here, But Vote There

April 7th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

John Marshall Lee once again questions in a commentary the veracity of Civil Service Commission Chair Eleanor Guedes. “How does a Trumbull, CT registered voter claiming a residence of 48 Teller Road, Trumbull, vote in several recent years in Trumbull elections, while occupying a position as Chair of a Bridgeport Commission where it is indicated […]

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What’s Bona Fide Residency? The Eleanor Guedes Case

January 12th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

The question of residency for Civil Service Commission Chair Eleanor Guedes was a hotly debated item on OIB in 2009. See here. What’s bona fide residency? In the case of Guedes she has a family business outfitted with a bedroom in Bridgeport she declares as a residence, but the evidence then and now argues she […]

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Filling Vacancies And Playing By The Rules

December 21st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Civil Service

Government scrutineer John Marshall Lee has been digging through a number of city departments raising questions about board and commission vacancies as well as the inner workings of Civil Service. He provides this report: Bridgeport, have you ever thought about the way fellow citizens, appointed to Boards and Commissions by successive Mayors, and perhaps later […]

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Debating Demographic Makeup Of Uniformed Services, Day, Mackey and Dunn Air Out Positions

March 9th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Retired African American city firefighters Donald Day and Ron Mackey, both of whom took on City Hall to increase the hiring of minorities and females in the department in the 1980s and 1990s, assert in this joint commentary the city’s testing policy has set back the demographic makeup of uniform services. Civil Service Personnel Director David […]

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Santa Claws Has Arrived!

December 18th, 2009 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Break open the Bombay Sapphire (save some for me), crack a few oysters (lemon and hot sauce too), poise your twisted minds (okay, I’ll speak for myself), time for the annual OIB holiday grab bag because as city pols say … you bag and I’ll grab. (That never happened to me, did it?) My Santa wish […]

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Joe’s Release, Plus: Eleanor, Gee You’re Swell, New Laws And Recession Impact

September 30th, 2009 · 30 Comments · Civil Service

3 p.m. update: Hey, Joe Ganim will be home soon. If you go to www.bop.gov you can check on the release date of federal inmates. Joe’s release date is now July 2010 but he’ll be out sooner should he accept halfway house time which would be available to him in January. The former mayor participated in a BOP-approved substance abuse […]

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Residence, What Residence? Plus: Political Tea Leaves, And Rosa Correa’s Appointment

September 29th, 2009 · 23 Comments · Civil Service

You gotta love City Attorney Mark Anastasi. How does a lawyer spew BS? Mark shared his “legal” defense of Civil Service Commission President Eleanor Guedes’ claimed bona fide residence in Bridgeport (even though she really lives in Trumbull). Eleanor led the charge to fire former Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs who’s challenging his termination in court. The City […]

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Russo: No Rubber Stamps, Plus: Trolling For Topics, And Mayor’s State Of The City

September 22nd, 2009 · 45 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, State Politics

1 p.m. update: Former Republican State Senator Rob Russo officially declared his candidacy for U.S. Representative calling Democrat Jim Himes a rubber stamp for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and vowing to end crisis spending by Congressional Democrats. Russo made his announcement on Sherman Green in Fairfield, using health care as the centerpiece of […]

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