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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Gaudett'

Nardozzi: Pay Me Or I’ll Sue

April 18th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

James Nardozzi was brought in as assistant chief to reel in police overtime under Mayor Bill Finch. He appeared to do that for a while, did not endear himself to some police officers who supported Joe Ganim for mayor and then found himself out of a job during a reorganization of the department. He wants […]

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Ganim Tabs AJ To Be Ajax Of Police Department

March 4th, 2016 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Captain Armando Perez, better known as AJ, is now Acting Police Chief Perez. Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night in a packed City Council Chambers issued the oath of office to his friend who supported him during good times, bad times and now redemption times. The search for a permanent chief could take upwards of a […]

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City Council President Tom McCarthy’s Shackle-Free Independence

March 2nd, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement

For his first eight years as City Council president while on the public payroll reporting to Mayor Bill Finch, Tom McCarthy never challenged his boss from his perch as head of the legislative branch. Last week, McCarthy spent his last official payday as deputy director of Labor Relations courtesy of a Joe Ganim-engineered severance package […]

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Gaudett Resigns As Chief, Perez In Charge Of Police Department

March 1st, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following the City Council’s Monday night approval of a consulting contract to oversee the emergency operations center, Joe Gaudett on Tuesday issued his resignation as police chief. Captain A.J. Perez will lead the department as acting chief.

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In Testy Vote City Council Approves Gaudett Consulting Contract, Perez To Become Acting Chief

March 1st, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Several irritated City Council members Monday night including President Tom McCarthy groused through the proposed three-year contract with Joe Gaudett in which he will resign as chief and become a consultant in the Emergency Operations Center, a move that now allows Mayor Joe Ganim to appoint ally Captain A.J. Perez as acting police leader likely […]

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Gaudett Contract Now Public, City Council To Take Up Agreement

February 27th, 2016 · 50 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The City Council’s Contracts Committee will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall to review the professional services agreement detailing Joe Gaudett’s new role overseeing the Office of Emergency Management and the Communications Division as he prepares to resign as chief if the contract is approved. The full City Council could act on the […]

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Leap Year Politics, Does Gaudett Deal Leap Over City’s Bidding Process?

February 24th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s a leap year, right? On Monday, the tacked-on last day in February, the City Council’s Contracts Committee followed by the full legislative body will take up the “Proposed Contract for Professional Services” with Joe Gaudett who is planning to resign as chief to accept another position within the police department allowing Mayor Joe Ganim to […]

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Council Committee Meeting Set To Address Gaudett Contract

February 22nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The  City Council’s Contracts Committee is scheduled to meet February 29, 5:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room of City Hall to examine a pact with Joe Gaudett segueing from police chief to supervising a department as a contract worker. The three-year package is worth roughly $125,000 per year that also allows Gaudett to continue collecting […]

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