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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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Donations Sought For Fire Victims

January 1st, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

News release from city: More than 100 City Residents are homeless as a result of a fire in a condominium complex that struck in the early morning hours on December 31. The City is accepting donations on behalf of residents today (January 1 from 2-5:30 PM) and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM-3 PM at […]

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North End Fire Leaves More Than 100 Homeless, Families Need Help

December 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Jim Shea, CT Post: More than 100 people are homeless after a fire ripped through a condominium complex, forcing residents into the street early Thursday morning. All the residents were able to escape safely. Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue one resident on the third floor of the 215 Charles St. building. That […]

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Gomes Puts Brakes On Take-home Vehicles And OT, Announces New Procedures

December 18th, 2015 · 35 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Acting Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes issued a directive to city department heads on Friday informing that requests for take-home vehicles and overtime must come at his approval with priority given to “on-call emergency responders.”

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Merry Christmas! Ganim Unveils Findings Of ‘Staggering’ $20 Million Budget Deficit

December 17th, 2015 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Oh those dreaded election-year budgets. Asserting to the City Council Wednesday night these are “staggering numbers to walk into,” Mayor Joe Ganim and his financial team detailed findings of an inherited $20 million budget deficit halfway through the budget year that shows revenues overestimated by $5.6 million and expenditure issues of more than $14 million.

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Ganim Appoints Former Police Chief Chapman Senior Adviser For Public Safety, The $64,000 Question: How Long Will He Stay?

December 15th, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

He served as police chief under Joe Ganim, joined him on the campaign trail in Ganim’s comeback and is currently on Ganim’s transition team. And now Wilbur Chapman is back as “senior adviser for public safety.” Translation: Chapman will help Ganim run the Police Department. Chapman will receive $64,000 for the next six months. How long will […]

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