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Entries Tagged as 'John Gomes'

Chief Perez Honored At Cuban Club, What’s Chapman’s Future?

May 2nd, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Friends, family, police officers and city officials Saturday night honored Police Chief Armando J. Perez at The Cuban Lyceum as the city’s first Cuban-American police head. On March 1, Perez was appointed acting chief by Mayor Joe Ganim shortly after the resignation of Joe Gaudett who negotiated a new consulting contract to oversee the emergency […]

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Crickets … Two Speakers For City Council Public Hearing On $560 Million Budget

April 22nd, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Well, two speakers are better than none, right? At 6:07 p.m. on Thursday Scott Burns, co-chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, called the meeting to order for the public to speak on Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposed $560 million budget. Michael Bottillo, a postal worker from the West Side, stepped up to the microphone. “The […]

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Ganim: Malloy Budget Cuts Devastating–Will State Legislature Rescue City?

April 14th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

The financial scenario is ugly. Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday issued a distress letter to department heads that calls Governor Dan Malloy’s state budget cuts potentially “devastating.” Malloy is trying to close a nearly $1 billion projected deficit for the budget year starting July 1. Malloy axed, according to Ganim, $8 to $10 million in […]

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Is Gomes Ganim’s Hatchet Man?

March 11th, 2016 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The city released on Friday a list of city employees who were pink-slipped last week, largely developed by acting Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes described in a CT Post article as Mayor Joe Ganim’s hatchet man. Gomes has been called worse than that by some city employees in response to how he goes about things, […]

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Gomes-Driven Layoffs Impact About 20 City Employees Including Tax Assessor, Health Director

March 4th, 2016 · 95 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

In a financially bloody Friday about 20 city employees, some of them high profile, received layoff notices declaring they’re being let go as a result of government restructuring, including Tax Assessor Elaine Carvalho who just days ago signed the grand list of taxable property and the certified revaluation that will kick in for the budget […]

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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 6th, 2016 · 37 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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Nardozzi Out As Assistant Chief

January 8th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Assistant Chief James Nardozzi’s position has been eliminated as part of a Police Department reorganization to save money, according to a memorandum from Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes to Police Chief Joe Gaudett. Nardozzi was appointed the number-two top cop in November 2012. He was originally brought in to scale back police overtime, which has […]

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Have Cops Soured On The Ganim Land Of Milk And Honey? Police Brass Ordered To Turn In Take-Home Cars

January 4th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Law Enforcement

As some police officers have described it, supporting Joe Ganim for mayor after souring on Bill Finch was a pasture to “milk and honey.” Overwhelmingly endorsing Ganim’s candidacy, many police officers donated personally to Ganim’s campaign, they prevailed upon family and friends to do the same. They threw on walking shoes, knocked on doors, banged […]

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