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Entries Tagged as 'Tim Quinn'

Reporter New Police Spokesman

November 26th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s always an interesting transition going from flatfoot scribe to flack. New Haven Register crime reporter Bill Kaempffer is doing just that, according to the New Haven Independent’s Melissa Bailey www.newhavenindependent.org. Cops are a unique breed to deal with under any circumstances. Good luck, Bill. Former WICC News Director Tim Quinn had the job before […]

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Speedy Gonzalez Withdraws Sheriff Candidacy–Finch Campaign Demands Apology For Adoption Remark–Foster Camp Responds

August 11th, 2011 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez is quick on the trigger when posting comments on OIB, and the Finch campaign has taken notice. Speedy cut off the tip of his trigger finger in 1994 protesting the state’s gun lobby on the steps of the state capitol, a painful symbolic gesture that generated national attention. Joel […]

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Quinn Quits Flack Job

May 20th, 2011 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Tim Quinn, former WICC news director, has resigned as spokesperson for the Bridgeport Police Department following an email he sent to the media that provoked outrage over cultural remarks about cartoon mug shots of “Miguel the Murderer” and “Tyrone the Thief.” He followed the email with an apology. Fact is Quinn said racy stuff like this all […]

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Tim Quinn Suspended For Mug Shot Crack

May 12th, 2011 · 32 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Former WICC news director Tim Quinn, appointed by Mayor Bill Finch to a $70K spokesperson position in the Police Department, has been suspended. From CT Post and Associated Press: Tim Quinn, the information officer for the city’s Police Department, was suspended without pay Thursday after sending out an email suggesting that generic cartoon mug shots […]

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Pinocchio Curwen To Resign Council Seat For City Job

February 8th, 2011 · 38 Comments · City Council, News and Events

How long is City Councilman Bob Curwen’s nose? He’d give Pinocchio a good run for his money. When asked a few days ago if he was in the mix for a city job or if he had any discussions with Finch administration officials about a job, Curwen’s response: “It’s news to me. Wish someone would tell me […]

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Carmen’s FOI Complaint, And A Taste of Honey

September 21st, 2009 · 16 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, State Politics

4 p.m. update: Why do I get the feeling Carmen Lopez isn’t going away any time soon? The retired superior court judge from Black Rock has filed a complaint with the state claiming the Civil Service Commission violated Freedom of Information laws when (and after) it terminated Ralph Jacobs as personnel director. Jacobs is challenging the termination […]

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How The State Budget Impacts Caruso’s Future, Plus: New Radio Show

June 1st, 2009 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Who’s winning the public relations battle over the state budget? Right now, Gov. Jodi Rell. If not for Rell there’d be no discipline in the budget-making process in a state already one of the heaviest taxed in the country. You can thank tax-happy Dems for that. The Connecticut Legislature is headed for a special session […]

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Tim Quinn’s Amazing Run

February 7th, 2009 · 14 Comments · Media

I grew up with Tim Quinn. His voice was usually the first I heard in the morning from my sophomore year in high school until Friday morning when he delivered his final newscast on WICC after a 36-year run. No one in radio had better pipes or a quicker wit than Quinn. He is a national voice that […]

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