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Entries Tagged as 'Jay Malcynsky'

Riccio To Leave Port Authority, Plus: Club SIXX, Clean It Up!

June 29th, 2009 · 31 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Noon update: The Bridgeport Port Authority and its Executive Director Joe Riccio have agreed to part ways effective Tuesday. OIB friend Denis O’Malley, chairman of the port authority board, disclosed today that Riccio has agreed to a six-month severance of approximately $58,000. Under the terms of Riccio’s employment contract he was scheduled to be paid until October […]

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Why No Signature?

June 25th, 2009 · 26 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Monday night the Bridgeport City Council voted to blowtorch the Bridgeport Port Authority. Why hasn’t Mayor Bill Finch announced (as of Wednesday night) that he’ll sign the ordinance into law? He wants to make sure that decision doesn’t come back to ax him in the ass. Specifically what revenues/grant money could the city lose as a […]

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Council Shoots Horse, Places Saddle On Finch, Plus: Shooting Update, And Himes’ Homeland

June 23rd, 2009 · 52 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, State Politics

1:30 p.m. update: The Bridgeport City Council voted 13-6 Monday night to abolish the Bridgeport Port Authority. Now what? Mayor Bill Finch gave the council a lot of rope to dictate action in dissolving the PBA. He can always blame the council if scuttling the port authority becomes more trouble than it’s worth. But then […]

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Port In A Storm

June 22nd, 2009 · 14 Comments · City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Should they or shouldn’t they? Big decision tonight before the full City Council following a vote by the Ordinance Committee last week to abolish the Bridgeport Port Authority. Public hearing at 7 followed by council meeting at 7:30. Recap: Jay Malcynsky, an attorney and high-powered Hartford lobbyist for the port authority, managed to splice onto a […]

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Port Authority Tsunami Continues, Full City Council Vote Set For Monday

June 18th, 2009 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Education, State Politics

Get the lifejackets ready! A special meeting of the City Council has been set for Monday night at 7:30 to act on the Ordinance Committee’s vote to dissolve the Bridgeport Port Authority. A public hearing will take place, before the council meeting, at 7 p.m. A lot is swirling–and will continue to swirl–in the days […]

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Walk This Way, Talk This Way

June 17th, 2009 · 32 Comments · City Council, Education

As OIB friend Tom Kelly says the city’s legislative lobbyist in Hartford represents the ultimate in jaywalking. One day after it was disclosed that the city’s lobbyist Jay F. Malcynsky had acquired a convenient case of amnesia while pocketing a $55K consulting fee to work on the city’s behalf, City Councilman Bob Troll Walsh wants his contract revoked. […]

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Committee Votes To Sink Port Authority; Lobbyist Screws City

June 16th, 2009 · 46 Comments · City Council, Library, State Politics

The City Council’s Ordinance Committee voted Monday night to torpedo the Bridgeport Port Authority, the quasi-city agency that receives more than $1 million a year in docking fees, scheduling a public hearing on the matter for next Monday at 7 p.m. Too soon to say when the full City Council will take up the measure because […]

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