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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Ganim To Release Transition Team Recommendations

February 9th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday is scheduled to release findings and recommendations made by his 75-member transition team chaired by University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, former Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth who’s also a member of the administration.

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Does The Mayor Need A Wheel Man?

February 7th, 2016 · 91 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

For the past four decades Bridgeport mayors have had drivers, some more than others, utilizing inner-office staff or a police officer sometimes dictated by the daily schedule. Detective Ramon Garcia has assumed that role for JG2. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines the need for a driver and what other Connecticut cities do for mayoral […]

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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 6th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

How many direct hires has Joe Ganim made since he reclaimed the mayoralty starting December 1? Less than 30, according to a list of discretionary appointments provided by the city following an OIB FOI request.

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Is There Movement With Chief Gaudett?

February 5th, 2016 · 106 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement

Mayor Joe Ganim inherited a police chief he did not want in a leadership role, but is Joe Gaudett willing to take another job in the police department to free up his position? An effort is underway.

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Just Like The Old Days, Joe And Mario Back At The Capitol

February 4th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Budget, State Politics

Joe Ganim hadn’t schmoozed legislators in the capitol as mayor in 13 years. Wednesday at the opening of the legislative session he was back joined by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reconnecting with old-time pols such as Senate President Marty Looney who shepherded legislation last year that equalized auto taxes across the state to help […]

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City Architect Steps Up For Finch, Provides Job Downtown

February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]

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City Council Approves McCarthy’s Severance Deal, No Public Discussion

February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]

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City Council Expected To Approve McCarthy’s Severance Agreement Under ‘Consent Calendar’ Cover

January 30th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s one simple sentence on the City Council agenda for Monday night “Miscellaneous Matters Committee Report re: Settlement of Legal Claim with Thomas C. McCarthy” but getting there was no simple resolution. The city’s legislative body is expected to provide final approval to an employment severance package for its leader who also served as deputy director […]

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