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Entries Tagged as 'John Ricci'

The Race For Tuesday’s Cricket Vote

February 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

By the time polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for Democratic Town Committee primaries in three districts, about 700 electors will have cast votes by absentee ballot which could ensure that more votes will be cast that way in some precincts than actual electors showing up to the polls. That noise you just heard in […]

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Town Committee Wars–The I, Me, Mine Of Politics (Absentee Ballots Too)

February 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been mailed by elections officials in three of 10 Democratic Town Committee districts competing in Tuesday’s primary with 27 seats up for grabs. This is as retail as retail can get when it comes to identifying voters and dragging them out. In these low-turnout primaries that may not hit 10 […]

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Maria Pereira Dances For Seniors And Votes In Dem Party Squabble, Wanna Cut In?

February 19th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Who says Board of Education member Maria Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? Wednesday night the self-proclaimed piranha of city politics led her Democratic Town Committee slate in a prance with a belly dancer at an event schmoozing senior citizen voters at Augustana Homes, a key battleground for votes in the 138th District that […]

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Sikorsky Airport Suffers Another Leadership Death

February 8th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Forced out as airport manager a few years ago by then-Mayor Bill Finch, Public Facilities Director John Ricci must now pay more attention to the municipally owned Sikorsky Memorial Airport in the short term following the death of operations superintendent Steve Ford who suffered injuries from a fall over the weekend at his home in Shelton. […]

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Political Slates Set For March 1 Dem Primaries

February 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

And the battle is officially on. Three of ten Democratic Town Committee Districts will face off in March 1 primaries covering the West Side, East Side and Upper East Side that will feature three slates, according to elections officials. Absentee ballots, key in these low-turnout party wars, will be available this week. The top vote […]

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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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Ricci Oars Gondola’s Bond

January 30th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Facilities Director John Ricci has a reputation for helping his friends. You might add his employees to the list as well. Jennifer Gondola, who made news in 2012 when New Haven police confiscated her phone after she filmed a police arrest, was charged this month in an alleged drug-sale conspiracy. Ricci, her boss, assisted […]

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West Side Pols Gear Up For Town Committee Fight

January 13th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s not exactly the Jets versus the Sharks, but a political fight is brewing on the West Side that will warm winter’s chill. Former City Council President Lisa “Honey” Parziale appears to mean business leading a 132nd Town Committee District slate against a veteran crew led by long-time District Leader Mike Freddino. Parziale and Freddino […]

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