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Entries Tagged as 'Ralph Jacobs'

Will Moore Be More? Plus: Stipend Relief, And Malloy Spanks Ned On Sick Leave

February 8th, 2010 · 18 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics

Update: Marilyn Moore is a pistol. A pol with passion. And I say pol in the best sense of the word (some pols don’t like being called pols), a bright feisty force you want on your side in a fight.

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Jacobs’ Financial Ladder

February 1st, 2010 · 36 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics

Sweet! New month, a short month, time to think pitchers and catchers, spring arrives next month. Will Phil see his shadow on Tuesday? And will Ralph see the money? And exactly how much loot? Ralph being Ralph Jacobs, canned by the Civil Service Commission last year as personnel director for something called “breach of city […]

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Malloy In Pol Pod, Says He’s Prepared To Lead, State Should Be City Partner, Plus: Jacobs Nears Settlement

January 29th, 2010 · 44 Comments · Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, a leading contender for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, steps into the Pol Pod, and he’s not bashful about what he’d do as governor including weighing in on Governor Jodi Rell’s proposed  juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side. It doesn’t belong in Bridgeport, he says.

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Abate Lands Riccio Deal

December 9th, 2009 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

What’s a Riccio Deal? Riccio, as in Joe, the city’s former Port Authority director, received a six-month buyout to go away after he was terminated by Port Authority commissioners several months ago following an explosion over Riccio’s efforts to seek state legislation stripping the city of home rule over the agency. Apparently, that deal was good enough […]

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The Power Of Residency

December 8th, 2009 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

How much juice do unions have in city elections? It ain’t like it used to be. OIB has had a few intriguing exchanges the past few weeks about city unions losing their political influence–particularly police and fire employees that had been electoral powerhouses–as more of them have moved out of the city. I checked with the city […]

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Now What? Plus: Caruso And House Leader Ask Jodi To Delay Juvenile Vote

October 29th, 2009 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics

3:30 p.m. update: The poll results for Mayor Bill Finch are lousy, but not politically fatal. What can he do about it? Take advantage of his strengths. Bill looks good and sounds good and when he actually believes in something he can sell it. The problem for Bill has always been focus. Too many distractions […]

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OIB Poll Exclusive: Finch Trails Caruso, Fabs In Hunt; Bysiewicz Leads Malloy

October 27th, 2009 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics

Approaching the midpoint of his mayoralty, Bill Finch has a lot of work to do to position himself for reelection in 2011. An OIB poll administered by Connecticut-based Merriman River Associates www.merrimanriver.com shows Finch trailing his Democratic primary rival from 2007 State Rep. Chris Caruso by roughly three percentage points with former Mayor John Fabrizi running just […]

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‘Gratuitous And Unfortunate’: Lopez V. Anastasi

October 27th, 2009 · 11 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Education

Pass the boxing gloves. Those battling barristers are at it again. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez (a former attorney for the city) had a bunch of questions for City Attorney Mark Anastasi regarding the Civil Service Commission firing of Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs who claims he was canned because he did not play ball […]

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