The Police Department has lost 30 sworn officers so far this year to retirement and better paying job opportunities in Connecticut communities, dwindling law enforcement strength to under 400 for the first time in two decades with the specter of losing dozens more to retirement come January 2015.
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'
July 25th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events
July 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former Mayor John Fabrizi has raised just over $10,000 in a four-week period, according to campaign finance reports of his exploratory committee run for his old job. The contributions came largely from employee peers in the Board of Education, personal friends and old political alliances.
June 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The irrepressible Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, the longest-serving mayor in Providence, Rhode Island history, is once again seeking a political comeback. Evicted from office in 1984 for putting out a lit cigarette in the eye of his wife’s lover, Cianci made a political comeback in 1991 reclaiming the mayoralty and engineering the city’s rebirth. In 2002, the […]
June 3rd, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning
Saying he has passion for the city, John Fabrizi on Tuesday formed an exploratory committee for mayor seeking to reclaim the office he occupied for nearly five years following the resignation of Joe Ganim after Ganim’s conviction on corruption charges in 2003. Bill Finch replaced Fabrizi as mayor when he did not seek a second […]
May 29th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
The state’s largest city has had 52 mayors in its history, all white males except for one. Her name is Mary Chapar Moran who served one term from 1989 to 1991, but oh what a two years it was, including placing the city into federal bankruptcy court that made national news. Engaging, powerful public speaker, […]
May 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
It’s been 25 years and this video is more priceless than ever. This weekend and into next week a series of political conventions will take place to endorse candidates for an assortment of local, state and federal offices. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s restaurant on Madison Avenue will host candidate conventions on Monday and Wednesday […]
April 28th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
City Attorney Mark Anastasi’s interpretation of the City Charter is always a fascinating study. Mark claims it’s okay for city employees to serve on the City Council in clear violation of the City Charter because a loophole in state law allows the conflict of interest, despite legal rulings communities cannot be permitted to use state law as […]