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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

Police Captain Accused Of Racist Texts Retires

August 13th, 2018 · 26 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Captain Mark Straubel, a top aide to Police Chief Armando Perez, has announced his retirement following assertions he wrote racist text remarks about another captain that were turned over by a former city police officer who now works for the Stratford Police Department.

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Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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Ganim Aligns With Bradley, Gomes For Turner In State Senate Contest

August 6th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A couple of thirty-somethings are going at it to fill the seat of retiring State Senator Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd District where Gomes hopes he’s replaced by his former administrative aide Aaron Turner and Mayor Joe Ganim, a candidate for governor, urges a vote for candidates on Line B, his line, except for party-endorsed […]

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Mark It Up! Attorney Anastasi Retires And Returns With A Fatter Paycheck

August 2nd, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

If you have value as a municipal lawyer, retire, collect your pension of more than $75,000 per year, and return to pad your paycheck $112,950 more as a paid outside attorney. Not a bad deal, eh? Mark Anastasi who served for more than two decades as chief of the City Attorney’s Office is the latest […]

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For Newton, A ‘Clean Slate’ Bolsters Community Productivity

July 16th, 2018 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Channeling a newly enacted Pennsylvania law, City Councilman Ernie Newton wants Connecticut to become the second state in the country to enact “clean slate” legislation to “send a clear message that everyone deserves a second chance, people should no longer have to suffer for mistakes they made years ago, they should no longer be subjected to […]

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In East End, Officials See Progress

July 1st, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Things are happening in the East End that’s creating optimism in a neighborhood many residents say has been long neglected. On Seaview Avenue Russian-born developer Anatoliy Gurevich is close to completing a condominium complex that officials say will help brighten the neighborhood. “Things are beginning to happen that are going to encourage people to want to live here,” […]

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Turner, Vermont Push Primary Against Bradley In Open State Senate Seat

May 29th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of pols scouring various districts to secure sufficient petition signatures to forge an August 14 primary, among them Democrats Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont seeking a challenge of party endorsed Dennis Bradley for the 23rd Senate District seat of a retiring Ed Gomes. Turner and Vermont can start that process Tuesday (today), according to […]

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Not Going Away: MGM Casino Supporters Pledge To Continue Push

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Government, business and neighborhood supporters of MGM’s proposal for a $675 million waterfront gaming destination gathered on Tuesday to reassert they will continue the battle for an open, competitive process during the January, 2019 legislative session.

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