OIB readers have speculated the last few days about the Labor Relations salary of City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s become something of a whipping boy for fiscal watchdogs unhappy with the pace of government salaries as the city faces a tax increase come July 1. So we spent the day doing some checking to [...]
Entries Tagged as 'John Fabrizi'
May 15th, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Paging Zombie Land–Can Mojica Drum Up The Mojo For A City Council Challenge? Election Year For The Council
April 30th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Former City Councilman Ralph Mojica has filed paperwork to try to reclaim his former seat on the city’s legislative body challenging incumbents Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta in the 131st District that covers the South End, Downtown and the West End. Big Mojo served on the council for several years. He supported Chris Caruso for [...]
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April 19th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Former Mayor John Fabrizi told CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart that Charlie Carroll, who served as Fabs’ chief of staff, is the fall guy for the city’s response to the historic February blizzard that trapped citizens in their homes for days. Fabs is quoted: “Charlie has demonstrated over his many years with the city he [...]
April 11th, 2013 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
Where did 10 years go? The first week of April 2003, John Fabrizi started his first full week as mayor of the state’s largest city replacing Joe Ganim who had been convicted on federal corruption charges March 19, St. Joseph’s Day, and submitted his official resignation two weeks later. Fabs, the City Council president, per [...]
Did You Make The List Of Top 100 City Employee Wage Earners? Cops Tops On List, Mayor Trails Far Behind
March 22nd, 2013 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Hey, there’s more than one reason to make friends with a cop. OIB has received a list of the top city employee wage earners for 2012 and as usual it’s dominated by police officers, particularly the top 50, who in many cases received double their base pay from overtime. The list OIB reviewed does not [...]
Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City [...]
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January 9th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Bob Curwen, one of the longest-serving City Council members who also co-chaired the Budget and Appropriations Committee for more than a decade, announced Monday night his resignation from the city’s legislative body to deal with some family health matters.