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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'John Ramos'
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
December 12th, 2012 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
The next mayoral election is 2015, but if you want to build coalitions, speak out on issues and poise yourself as mayoral timber, it’s not too soon to commence groundwork. That, at least, is the thinking of a number of political operatives and neighborhood leaders prevailing upon Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church [...]
November 9th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
The Rev. Anthony L. Bennett is senior pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church. He was among several city ministers who urged a no vote to Tuesday’s charter question. See his commentary below that he penned for the CT Post: In the winter of 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began to put on [...]
November 7th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
What did we learn from the defeat of the education ballot question? The traditional Democratic Party apparatus, even well financed, is vulnerable to defeat in higher turnout elections, especially in the face of organized opposition. Small election turnouts they can control, large turnouts they cannot.
August 24th, 2012 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Maria Pereira and Sauda Baraka, the two Working Families Party members on the elected Board of Education take issue with an essay written by Jacqueline Kelleher, Sacred Heart University professor, who sits on the state-appointed board but seeks to validate her spot as one of three endorsed Democrats running in the September 4 special election [...]
April 17th, 2012 · 25 Comments · City Budget, Cops
CT Post reporter Dan Tepfer issues this report about the city’s highest wage earners in 2011. John Ramos, fired as school chief last year after throwing in the towel to support a state takeover of education, led the pack followed by a number of city police officials, traditional among the highest earners as a result [...]
February 9th, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
John Marshall Lee, resilient community watchdog, has spent oodles of time attending City Council, Board of Education, Planning & Zoning Commission hearings and more to fill up OIB readers about the city’s decision-making process. He shares in a commentary below observations about Acting Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas’ presentation to close a budget deficit and reposition [...]