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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Riccio'

City Funds To Bail Out Port Authority Raise Questions About Nunn’s Intent

January 24th, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

A nearly $1 million fund transfer in November from an economic development office account to the financially strapped Bridgeport Port Authority approved by then-Chief Administrative Officer Andy Nunn who attempted to line up a job there when Bill Finch was a lame-duck mayor is creating waves. Nunn tried to position himself as Port Authority director in […]

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Marine Band Concert, Parade Celebrate Columbus Weekend

September 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News and Events

News release on Columbus events: The 104th Columbus Day Parade, one of the longest continuous parades in the State, and the Parris Island Marine Corps Band Concerts will culminate three days of celebrating Italian-American culture and heritage on Sunday, October 7th in Bridgeport.

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Gennarini, Grand Marshal Of Columbus Festivities

April 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Council of Italian American Societies: The Council of Italian American Societies (CIAS) will officially install Frank T. Gennarini of Milford as the 104th Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Festivities at a fundraising dinner Thursday May 3rd.

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Foster Issues FOI Request–Who’s Getting Paid?

March 3rd, 2011 · 70 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mary-Jane Foster, an exploratory candidate for mayor, wants to know how much taxpayer dough has been spent on outside legal fees since Bill Finch has been mayor. It’s a lot. But it’s not something hizzoner shares on his daily Twitter feeds. Wouldn’t that be nice? My guess is millions. Who’s being paid? How much? Any of these lawyers […]

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Ferry Company Awarded Fees In Court Fight–Now What?

February 24th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Another legal round for the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company. U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Droney has awarded the ferry company more than $1 million in legal fees and costs in conjunction with the ferry company’s lawsuit that challenged the passenger fees the Bridgeport Port Authority was charging on its ferries between Bridgeport and Port Jefferson, […]

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Mayor And Malloy–Newt The Hoot–A Barrel Of Conservation

September 20th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy, joined by Mayor Bill Finch, will share his plans at the Bridgeport Ferry Terminal Tuesday morning for developing state ports “in an effort to grow jobs, increase economic growth and trade flow, and improve transportation infrastructure.” The city has a choppy relationship with Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port […]

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Jacobs’ Financial Ladder

February 1st, 2010 · 36 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics

Sweet! New month, a short month, time to think pitchers and catchers, spring arrives next month. Will Phil see his shadow on Tuesday? And will Ralph see the money? And exactly how much loot? Ralph being Ralph Jacobs, canned by the Civil Service Commission last year as personnel director for something called “breach of city […]

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Abate Lands Riccio Deal

December 9th, 2009 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

What’s a Riccio Deal? Riccio, as in Joe, the city’s former Port Authority director, received a six-month buyout to go away after he was terminated by Port Authority commissioners several months ago following an explosion over Riccio’s efforts to seek state legislation stripping the city of home rule over the agency. Apparently, that deal was good enough […]

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