Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee raises a question, What happens when City custodians and fiduciaries fail to protect public funds and property? As the Ganim administration prepares to take office Tuesday, Lee no doubt will continue to review purchase orders to see who’s getting paid and asking why. His latest commentary centers on a city […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mike Marella'
November 30th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.
Tags: Alvin Penn·Bill Clinton·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Bluefish·CT Post·Dennis Murphy·Donald Trump·Hartford Courant·Hillary Clinton·Jack McGregor·Joe Ganim·John Marsilio·John Rowland·John Stafstrom·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lowell Weicker·Mark Anastasi·Mary Moran·Mary-Jane Foster·Mike Freimuth·Mike Marella·Pat Crossin·Steve Wynn·Webster Bank Arena
October 14th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics
Love him or not, perhaps somewhere in the middle, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, also a petitioning candidate for City Council, keeps on barking in the cause of members of the budget and legislative body eating OATs–open, accountable and transparent–splashed with fiscal fluency. He shares his latest commentary after attending the latest Budget and […]
July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Alma Maya·Americo Santiago·Bill Finch·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·CT Post·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Bradley·Dennis Scinto·Don Clemons·Enrique Torres·Fleeta Hudson·Gil Hernandez·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Kadisha Coates·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Mary-Jane Foster·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Pleasure Beach·Ralph Ford·Steelpointe Harbor·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Warren Blunt
July 21st, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
I love you, I need you, I want you. They’re being schmoozed and boozed, urged, cajoled, worked, and some promised this and that. They’re popular today, perhaps not so Tuesday night depending on how the 90 members of the Democratic Town Committee cast their endorsement vote for mayor, Bill Finch or Joe Ganim, at Testo’s […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Americo Santiago·Bill Finch·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Bradley·Dennis Scinto·Eneida Martinez-Walker·Ernie Newton·Gil Hernandez·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mary-Jane Foster·Melanie Jackson·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Ralph Ford·Scott Hughes·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy·Warren Blunt
March 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
By unanimous vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night filled two Democratic vacancies on the budget and legislative body, both relatively new faces in city politics, Jose Casco to fill the 136th District East Side seat of Ricky DeJesus and Melanie Jackson to replace the 138th Upper East Side vacancy of veteran member Richard Paoletto.
November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]
October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
News release from Council of Italian-American Societies: Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags, the Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, October 12 in Bridgeport’s North End. The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of […]