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Entries Tagged as 'Rich Paoletto'

Halstead Calls On McCarthy To Initiate Inquiry Against City Council Member Accused Of Sexual Harassment

January 13th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: Halstead letter to McCarthy, proposed city council resolution, legal opinion and complete cited text of city charter here. City Councilman Bob Halstead, recalling how City Council President Tom McCarthy was quick to activate an investigation into the disparaging remarks of malcontent Bob Walsh–followed by an apology–against a fellow council member, is calling upon the […]

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Taxpayer Money Burns Pending City Employee Investigations

January 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city arson investigator Andy Fardy, in a commentary, argues city officials burn taxpayer money investigating charges against city employees. From Fardy: When is the city going to stop taking taxpayer money to pay people who are suspended and are facing serious charges? The question is, Why are we paying them to stay home while […]

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Hennessy To Introduce Reform Bill Without Grandfather Provision

January 2nd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Unburdened by two state senators who blocked a government reform bill, State Rep. Jack Hennessy will once again submit legislation to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on the City Council. The two state senators who opposed it to protect the political establishment, Anthony Musto, defeated in an August Democratic […]

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Sexual Harassment Training For City Officials

December 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

As a decision awaits on the employment future of city employee councilman Richard Paoletto, department heads and supervisors have undergone a “refresher course in sexual harassment training.” CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more. They assumed the training was prompted by the investigation into colleague and City Councilman Richard Paoletto, D-138.

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Councilman Paoletto’s Political Consequence Factor

December 2nd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The saga of Richard Paoletto, facing a second sexual harassment claim in five years while serving as a city councilor on the public payroll, has ramifications beyond his professional career. The reality is, in most situations of this type involving public office, he’d be fired from his paid position. If this were Joe Blow facing […]

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Walsh Questions Veracity Of Paoletto Investigation

November 19th, 2014 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh contends city employee councilor Richard Paoletto is being protected from his second sexual harassment allegation, the first of which the Troll says led to a slap on the wrist. City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, has recused himself from the city’s review process, writing “the […]

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Examining Allegations Against Councilman

November 3rd, 2014 · 22 Comments · City Council

Connecticut Post scribe Brian Lockhart digs deeper into the suspension of City Councilman Rich Paoletto from his paid city job. The city, at the request of Richard Paoletto and his union, is refusing to release details of a 2010 sexual harassment case against the councilman and Bridgeport employee that led to his suspension for several […]

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