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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Honis'

Book Signing Brings Out Connecticut Characters At Barnum Museum

May 13th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What better place to host a book party for the title Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State than the magnificent Barnum Museum. Thank you to everyone who shared in my book event Thursday night. We had quite an eclectic crowd. Some scenes follow. Kudos to Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher and staff […]

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Deputy Chief Honis-’Waiter At The Last Supper’-Retiring–’A Cop’s Cop’

February 24th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis, the legendary 47-year veteran of the city Police Department who took on bad guys with brain and brawn, battled police chiefs who didn’t want him and survived local and federal investigations, will reportedly retire next Friday, according to several city sources. And with it will come a city payout involving accumulated […]

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More Beat Cops, Fewer Chiefs Debated

August 7th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Bridgeport’s four deputy police chiefs earn, in total, more than $715,000–money some City Council members and at least one key mayoral adviser argue would be better spent hiring more beat cops.

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Read It And Roar–The Top 100 Municipal Wage Earners For 2015

January 30th, 2016 · 106 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Okay, strap in, grab a cup of joe, or if you need it a cocktail, to review the list of top 100 wage earners for 2015 once again dominated by police officers whose pay was padded by overtime, some of them retirement payout and vacation and comp days. Some of the police overtime is also […]

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School Board Controversy Among Top Stories In March And April 2013

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas receives three-year contract, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez tries to block it in court. These were among the top stories from March and April in 2013. Additional headlines follow:

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He’s Baaack! Police Department Prepares For Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis’ Return Monday

May 2nd, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Two weeks ago Police Chief Joe Gaudett told OIB Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis’ return to the Police Department was imminent after a two-year administrative leave with pay pending a criminal investigation of a cold case involving the death of a prostitute decades ago. On Monday the department is expected to welcome back Honis, a police […]

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Teflon Hon? Gaudett: The Return Of Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis “Imminent”

April 17th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Two years ago Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis, a member of the police department for more than 40 years, was placed on administrative leave with pay pending a criminal investigation of a cold case involving the death of a prostitute decades ago. Now $250,000 later–the amount the city has paid out in salary and benefits without […]

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Will Deputy Chief Honis Return To The Cop House?

March 15th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement

Nearly two years ago Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis, a member of the police department for 40 years, was placed on administrative leave with pay pending a criminal investigation of a cold case involving the death of a prostitute decades ago. Lawyers for the city are contemplating an agreement that could lead to Honis returning to […]

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