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Entries Tagged as 'Michael Giannotti'

Winners By The Numbers

November 8th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The winners via The Connecticut Secretary of the State public reporting web page. Winners in bold follow:

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City Council Unanimously Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget

May 9th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a nearly empty chambers, the 20-member City Council Monday night unanimously approved a nearly $542 million budget that reflected the modest budget committee changes to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan that calls for no tax increase for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Giannotti Positions For City Council Run, McCarthy Not Sure About Reelection

February 28th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former journalist Michael Giannotti volunteered for Mayor Joe Ganim’s 2015 comeback campaign, accepted a city position as public safety spokesperson at $63,500, then left abruptly after a few weeks as his relationship with Ganim unraveled. Now a Ganim critic, Giannotti says he’s pondering a run for City Council in the 130th District that includes Black […]

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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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Giannotti Packs It In As Public Safety Spokesman

January 27th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Joe Ganim eschews drama. Michael Giannotti marinates in it. Ganim is stoic. Giannotti, emotional. When Ganim launched his unlikely comeback last year Giannotti, a former journalist, stepped up to volunteer as his spokesperson. It was something Ganim needed to rebuild public credibility and he saw Giannotti’s value. But value on a campaign trail does not […]

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SHU Students Victim Of Home Invasion

January 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From public safety spokesman Michael Giannotti: Patrol Units were dispatched to 3105 Old town Rd. (Saturday) regarding a home invasion/robbery with gunshot fired. Detective Bureau also responded and investigated. A crime scene was secured and photographed as well as packaging material (plastic bags), and a video surveillance monitor seized while on the scene. One 40 […]

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Arrest Made In Black Rock Homicide

January 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Police have made an arrest in the 2015 drowning death of Wayne Bentley, 42 of West Haven, who was killed August 1 from a fight outside Chubby’s bar and grill, 3488 Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock. The medical examiner ruled it a homicide.

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Ganim And Harris Come To Terms On Communications Position

January 5th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

Rarely ever is a negotiation with Joe Ganim smooth sailing. It can be a choppy ride. You’re up, you’re down, you’re up, you’re down. Thinking he was headed to a communications job with the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services after volunteering as Ganim’s government spokesperson for five weeks, Av Harris received a call […]

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