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Entries Tagged as 'John Gomes'

Ganim Ponders Key Staffing Changes

December 15th, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

UPDATE: John Gomes Demoted, Details To Follow: One year into Joe Ganim’s mayoralty, staff stressors are beginning to snap leading to potential changes at the top level makeup of the administration. State Rep. Charlie Stallworth’s city position, one of Ganim’s first hires who served as co-chair of the mayor’s transition team, is tenuous. Will he […]

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Paging Personal Injury Lawyers! Sidewalk Repair Solution, Split It

December 11th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport is a city of sidewalks. Walk and talk and balk … when it comes time for repairs. Cracked sidewalks in the city also beckon slip-and-fall lawyers. The city is trying to address the bigger question–who’s responsible for the fix-up? It’s not cheap. The City Council is examining a proposal.

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How Will City Retrieve Ganim’s Stolen SUV?

September 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Tahoe is supposedly a “pool” car assigned to the office of Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes and shared by different employees. That is the same John Gomes who, earlier this year, had a key role in cost-cutting measures to trim the budget, from layoffs to … wait for it […]

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Show Me The Money???!!!

September 25th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Financial watchdog John Marshal Lee reports on the Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department held Saturday, and questions the absence of support for education. SHOW ME THE MONEY???!!! This afternoon a “Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department” walked a few blocks from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 100 Park Ave. […]

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Staley Joins City Management Team

July 21st, 2016 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

UPDATE: Kimberly Staley who most recently served as vice president and director of client services for the KRA Corporation, a workforce development company, has been hired as assistant chief administrative officer. Staley was raised in Father Panik Village and PT Barnum public housing projects. The annual salary is $127,555.

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In April Budget Hearing The Sound Of Crickets, What About Tuesday?

July 3rd, 2016 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

On April 21, this happened: the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee conducted a public hearing on the city’s spending plan and two taxpayers spoke. On Tuesday, now that they’ve received their tax bills, angry taxpayers are trying to rally a protest for the City Council meeting. Isn’t it better to scream before the budget is […]

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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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