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Entries Tagged as 'Sam Caligiuri'

Himes-Debicella Still Tight

October 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments · State Politics

From www.ctcapitolreport.com: HARTFORD, CT (October 29, 2010) – Democratic U.S. Representatives Jim Himes and Chris Murphy trail their Republican opponents, Dan Debicella and Sam Caligiuri, according to a poll released today by CT Capitol Report. In the survey, Representative Himes has 46.1 percent to Debicella’s 48.0 percent and Representative Murphy has 45.5 percent to Caligiuri’s […]

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Gomes Canned, Shays’ Former Campaign Manager Charged, Plus: Me And My Shadow, And The Candidates

December 4th, 2009 · 45 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

John Gomes, the city’s deputy chief administrative officer who was suspended without pay for an altercation with city police, has been terminated. Gomes had been in charge of the city’s highly touted government efficiency CitiStat program. Several weeks ago Gomes was involved in a beef with police that responded to a complaint at a Cape Verdean social […]

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Mayor And Murphy, Plus: Merrick In Pol Pod

November 24th, 2009 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has provided additional details in the hiring of former Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Murphy on a consulting basis. Murphy will be paid $24,000 in what is expected to be a roughly six-month assignment to enhance management-labor relations. See Finch news release below: Mayor Finch Continues Efforts to Professionalize City Workforce (November 23, […]

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Itch And Switch, Plus: Visit Tonight, And Tell Us Another One

November 17th, 2009 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Afternoon update: I’m thinking we may see some switchers in this gubernatorial cycle. Yeah, sometimes in politics it’s better to switch than fight. The wide open guber race has created this dynamic. The GOP senate field hoping to lance Chris Dodd includes Rob Simmons, Linda McMahon, Sam Caligiuri, Tom Foley, Peter Schiff. McMahon and her money make her […]

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The Detention Center, Plus: Steal Or Deal? And The FOI Finger

October 20th, 2009 · 26 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, State Politics

3:30 p.m. update: A $15 million juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side? Mother Rell has announced the news today. Statement from State Senator Anthony Musto: STATEMENT FROM SEN. MUSTO ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF $15M FOR BRIDGEPORT FACILITY Bridgeport – State Senator Anthony Musto (D-Trumbull), Senate chair of the General Assembly’s Select Committee […]

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Transparency … What Transparency? Plus: The GOP Versus Dodd

September 18th, 2009 · 75 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Okay, now we’re talking. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez is taking an interest in the case of the Bridgeport Civil Service Commission canning of Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs for something called breach of city loyalty. Why is this issue important? It’s the first time the non-political personnel director has been fired–for a dubious charge at that–and […]

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Primary Results, Sam’s Bridgeport Team, And Himes Flies With Barack

September 15th, 2009 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

9:30 p.m. update: Okay, City Council results. Unofficially looks like all party-endorsed Dems prevail. District 135: Incumbents Warren Blunt and Richard Bonney defeat challengers Peter Clarke and Mary McBride Lee, and Isa Mujahid who ran solo. District 136: Incumbents Angel DePara and Carlos Silva win handily over Mark Trojanowski. District 137: An avalanche of absentee ballot votes […]

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Jacobs’ Ladder Enters Court, Termination Called Fabrication Plus: Dems Pass New Budget

September 1st, 2009 · 38 Comments · Civil Service, Development and Zoning, National Politics, State Politics

What will the firing of Ralph Jacobs cost the city? The ousted personnel director has filed a complaint against the Civil Service Commission in Superior Court seeking reinstatement, back pay, associated costs and anything else the court wants to throw in as a result of  his termination “solely because the plaintiff had resisted the concerted efforts of the […]

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