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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Anastasi'

What’s Ganim’s Grade On Government Reform His First Year Back?

December 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

During the 2015 comeback campaign Joe Ganim rolled on a deodorant to mask a past that had forced him from office in 2003: public support from the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who investigated him and vigorous backing from members of the police union. Testimonials from the former fed and active city police officers presented a tonic […]

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School Board Maneuvering Continues, Special Meeting Monday

October 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education Secretary Ben Walker and at least three other board members are moving forward with a special meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School. Will selective boycotter Dennis Bradley, the chair, show up?

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It’s The ‘Bully’ Versus The ‘Buffoon’–Monday Night Fight At School Board Meeting

August 24th, 2016 · 155 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

It was quite a Monday night, the first full meeting of the new school year, for the Board of Education, with chair Dennis Bradley and member Maria Pereira engaged in a shouting match as Associate City Attorney Mark Anastasi yelled from a lectern in Geraldine Johnson School. One issue that had the fur flying was […]

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City Council Action This Week: Trumbull Poop Deal, Public Hearing On SHU Land Purchase

May 30th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A proposed settlement of litigation regarding what Trumbull will pay Bridgeport for processing its waste water in the past will be taken up Tuesday, 6 p.m. in the Wheeler Rooms of City Hall by the City Council’s Joint Committee on Miscellaneous Matters and Contracts.

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City Council Committee Approves Sale Of Eight Acres Of Golf Course Land To Sacred Heart For $4 Million

May 19th, 2016 · 28 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The City Council’s Contracts Committee Wednesday night by a 5-0 vote approved the sale of eight acres of “excess” golf course property at Fairchild Wheeler to Sacred Heart University for $4 million that had been previously approved by the Parks Commission. Sacred Heart wants the park property that abuts its campus for land coverage purposes to […]

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Who’s More Disingenuous In The Battle For Government Reform, Ganim Or McCarthy? Is Ed Adams Window Dressing?

March 24th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s first pass at his so-called watchdog office of Government Accountability is about as flaccid as the city’s Ethics Commission that has done nothing to monitor the conduct of public and elected officials in the past decade. Ganim, trying to live up to a campaign pledge assuaging concerns about his 2003 conviction on corruption […]

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Union Contract Sparks Court Battle

March 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The legal fight over a scuttled union contract is playing out in Superior Court with charges and counter charges between City Council President Tom McCarthy and Deputy City Attorney John Bohannon. More on this from the CT Post: But there is some speculation among union members that his departure has to do with serious allegations […]

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City Council President Tom McCarthy’s Shackle-Free Independence

March 2nd, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement

For his first eight years as City Council president while on the public payroll reporting to Mayor Bill Finch, Tom McCarthy never challenged his boss from his perch as head of the legislative branch. Last week, McCarthy spent his last official payday as deputy director of Labor Relations courtesy of a Joe Ganim-engineered severance package […]

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