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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February 28th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
January 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Serving as spokesperson for police and fire in Connecticut’s most populous city is no walk in the park. Tragedies, shootings, fires come at all hours of the day. Then there’s dealing with an eclectic group of personalities. It’s the good, bad and ugly of communications work. But police and fire personnel also do a lot […]
October 27th, 2015 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Update, includes Adams statement. One of the intriguing sidebars to the Joe Ganim comeback effort is the support he’s receiving from one of the lead federal investigators who put him away, retired FBI agent Ed Adams, now a private investigator. Ganim has often used Adams as cover on the campaign trail in an effort to […]