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Entries Tagged as 'John Ricci'

The Legal Costs To Settle The Controversy Over Manny’s Mansion

January 15th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The construction for the controversial access road to developer Manny Moutinho’s Stratford mansion as part of an airport safety improvement plan cost $389,000, a figure Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe ruled city taxpayers were under no obligation to pay. In the cause of what city officials say was public safety the city has scrambled to […]

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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2013 Look Back: Airport Land Deal Grounds Manager, Raises Questions–Plus, Airport History

November 29th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment

As we approach the end of 2013, OIB will revisit some of the major stories of the year. One of the high-flying stories revealed first by the Connecticut Post was the $400,000 land deal between the city and developer Manny Moutinho that cost Airport Manager John Ricci his job, cast a cloud over the City […]

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Council Candidates Debate Taxes, Development, Conflicts Of Interest

October 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

City Council candidates in the 130th District squared off Wednesday night for a spirited forum in the standing-room-only Black Rock Library conference room with Democratic incumbents Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom emphasizing their efforts to reduce taxes in the mayor’s proposed budget, pushing for renovations of Black Rock School while Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys […]

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Judge Dale Radcliffe And Carmen Lopez, Legal Power Couple

October 11th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Changing the mind of a mayor is not an easy thing, especially when it appears a project is a done deal. It takes a rallying point or someone to help rally the opposition to make it clear holding firm will be more trouble than it’s worth. In the days leading up to Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Judge Radcliffe: Why Did Anastasi Put In Moutinho’s Driveway When Appeal Was Pending?

October 9th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe, as he often does, got right to the point on Tuesday in the ongoing saga of the $400,000 taxpayer-paid driveway for Manny Moutinho’s Stratford mansion. “Why did Mr. Anastasi make the decision to put in the driveway when the appeal was pending?” Judge Radcliffe, referring to City Attorney Mark Anastasi […]

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