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Entries Tagged as 'Milton Johnson'

Read It And Roar–The Top 100 Municipal Wage Earners For 2015

January 30th, 2016 · 106 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Okay, strap in, grab a cup of joe, or if you need it a cocktail, to review the list of top 100 wage earners for 2015 once again dominated by police officers whose pay was padded by overtime, some of them retirement payout and vacation and comp days. Some of the police overtime is also […]

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Ballot Rigged? Election Splits Local Guardians Organization

December 19th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The Bridgeport Guardians, a 40-year organization fighting for the rights of minority police officers, is in the throes of a testy organizational struggle between current leader Lonnie Blackwell, a lieutenant who commands the Bridgeport Regional Police Academy, and members supporting the election of Milton Johnson as president.

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Non-Voters Are Brain Dead–What Does Finch Gain By Debating?

October 21st, 2011 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The Connecticut Post on Sunday published a package of stories (Inside the Machine) examining Mayor Bill Finch’s primary win over Mary-Jane Foster: the warchest, the role of the party apparatus, hundreds of “consultants” hired to churn out the vote, the bulging absentee ballot operation led by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and the queen of ABs […]

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Sanity Prevails, Charges Dropped Against Pete Finch

July 23rd, 2010 · 25 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

No revelation here, eh? From CT Post: The state Friday dropped criminal charges against Peter Finch, the Bridgeport mayor’s son, who had been accused of stealing a street sign in the aftermath of last month’s tornado. “The state would have been unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to permanently deprive the […]

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Dick Licks Linda In Q Poll, Will Newton Part The Pequonnock?

May 27th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Q Poll shows Dick Blumenthal is good shape against Republican Linda McMahon after his war service flap. Among Dems Ned Lamont has a 17 point lead over Dan Malloy in the race for governor. This race will tighten once Malloy receives his infusion of public money and blasts the airwaves. On the GOP side […]

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A Game Of Chicken? Plus, Guber Money Matters, But It’s Not The Only Thing, And Fedele’s Boughton Fountain

May 17th, 2010 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education, State Politics

More than 70 layoff slips for city teachers are poised and ready to go. Sucks to lose your job. But when you’re a BOE official stuck with a flatline budget there’s not much choice if the teachers’ union isn’t willing to negotiate concessions.

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The Roosters Are Crowing, Plus: Cap The Tax, Cap The Tax And Mayor Goes Green

October 24th, 2008 · 64 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Could trouble be brewing between Mayor Bill Finch and South End District Leader Mitch Robles, one of the highest vote-producing pols in the city? At issue is tension between John Gomes, director of the city’s government-efficiency CitiStat program, and his underling City Councilman Eze Santiago, the Democratic candidate for state representative, Mitch’s stepson. Gomes and […]

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Sizing Up Tight Shays-Himes Race, Plus: Are You Registered?

October 20th, 2008 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Media, State Politics

Two weeks left until November Neurosis, and the race between Republican Congressman Christopher Shays and Democratic opponent Jim Himes is close. Shays picked up the endorsement of the Connecticut Post on Sunday in a homestretch that will be full of endorsements and polling spins from both sides. In fact, a new poll released today by […]

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