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Entries Tagged as 'Rich Paoletto'

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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McCarthy To City Council Members On Paoletto Probe: I Will Recuse Myself, Don’t Talk To Press

October 29th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

City Council President Tom McCarthy, in an email to members of the legislative body, says he will recuse himself as deputy director of Labor Relations in a probe of sexual harassment allegations against city employee councilor Rich Paoletto, the second time since 2010. Paoletto, who represents the Upper East Side, has been suspended with pay […]

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City Councilman Suspended From Job

October 28th, 2014 · 57 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Deputy Director of Housing and Commercial Code Enforcement Rich Paoletto, who’s also a city councilor representing the Upper East Side, has been suspended with pay from his job, the second sexual harassment complaint against him in four years.

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General Lee Barks ‘Troublesome’ Words For Council Members

May 20th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City stipends, debit cards, city ordinances … city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee reminded City Council members Monday night about their responsibilities to taxpayers. His comments follow: Ordinance–Stipends are considered reimbursements for expenses incurred while pursuing your duties … The big picture as you approved budget items this year …

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No Ifs, Ands Or Butts–Smoking Ban Proposed For City Parks

May 3rd, 2014 · 45 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Anna Price, a public-health professor at Sacred Heart University, and students are leading the charge to ban smoking in city parks. The City Council is expected to refer the matter that has the support of the Parks Board to the Ordinance Committee during Monday night’s meeting. City Council agenda here.

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