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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 5th, 2016 · 10 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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Ganim Names Meyer City Attorney, Prioritizing Chief Gaudett’s Status

December 3rd, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

R. Christopher Meyer, who worked in the City Attorney’s Office for 26 years, has been named by Mayor Joe Ganim the city’s chief lawyer replacing Mark Anastasi who will remain in the office as an associate city attorney. Ganim had appointed Anastasi city attorney shortly after his election in 1991 when Anastasi was a young […]

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Testa Says He’ll Break Tie For Ganim At Party Endorsement For Mayor

July 21st, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the eve of the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor, Town Chair Mario Testa announced if need be he’d break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim over incumbent Bill Finch, blowing his top over what he says is the state party sending down a legal observer to keep tabs on what could be […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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Ricci Terminated By City Over Road To Manny’s Mansion

August 1st, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Airport Manager John Ricci today was terminated by the city for ‘reckless and intentional misconduct’ accused of a business association with radioactive developer Manny Moutinho who was awarded $400,000 to make an improvement to his own driveway leading to his waterfront Stratford mansion under the guise of a municipally owned airport safety project. Ricci is […]

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Will Ricci Survive City Review Of Road To Manny’s Mansion? Is He A Scapegoat?

July 9th, 2013 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Grounded Airport Manager John Ricci has been a survivor in city politics for more than 30 years, Republican administrations, Democratic administrations, deftly playing both sides in a political city that historically eats its young. Suspended with pay from the airport leadership position he had occupied for over 20 years, Ricci’s facing the biggest challenge of […]

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Lawyers Argue Colon’s School Board Status

September 13th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Leticia Colon’s right to return to the city school board–despite spending months on the City Council while a state-appointed board was in charge of the school district–won’t be decided by the judge who set the ground rules for Sept. 4′s special election, according to the attorney who has asked […]

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Judge To Order Date Of BOE Special Election Wednesday

April 14th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati, after hearing three hours of testimony on Friday about the logistics for scheduling a special election for four Board of Education seats, announced he’ll set an order for a date next Wednesday April 18. Based on testimony likely months for potential party primaries and then a general election will be July […]

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