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Entries Tagged as 'Eleanor Guedes'

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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Transparency … What Transparency? Plus: The GOP Versus Dodd

September 18th, 2009 · 75 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Okay, now we’re talking. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez is taking an interest in the case of the Bridgeport Civil Service Commission canning of Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs for something called breach of city loyalty. Why is this issue important? It’s the first time the non-political personnel director has been fired–for a dubious charge at that–and […]

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What’s Residency? The Eleanor Guedes Case, Plus: Primary Insanity, And Ramos Statement

September 14th, 2009 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education

1 p.m. update From the City Charter: Section 13. Board and Commission Members; Residency Requirement. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, no person shall be appointed to any board or commission established by this charter who is not a resident and registered voter of the city. Where does Eleanor Guedes reside? An immediate answer is […]

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The Mayor’s Gravy Train, Plus: Bucci Says Jacobs’ Terminators Should Resign

August 24th, 2009 · 48 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. That sound you just heard was Mayor Bill Finch ringing the dinner bell for Democratic operatives. Yes sir. Line right up, boys and girls, step up to the Democratic Party special delivery buffet line. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. An entire candy store of delights. A gravy […]

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