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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Bucci'

Crescent Crossings Brightens The East Side, Location Of Notorious Former Federal Housing Project

July 19th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

City Councilwoman Mary McBride-Lee remembers when Martin Luther King Drive on the East Side was a war zone of gunfire, drug gangs, crime and grime and despair for public housing residents of the 1,000-unit Father Panik Village, the sanctuary of Waltersville School where she has taught for 35 years beckoning the children of the tenement-style projects. […]

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McCarthy Appointed Chief Of New Haven Labor Relations

July 5th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

It’s been nearly 18 months since he’s been on the public payroll, but City Council President Tom McCarthy is now the director of Labor Relations for the City of New Haven, a position that was available to him last year that he turned down during his failed State Senate primary bid against Democratic incumbent Marilyn […]

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As State Financial Questions Linger, Council To Meet On Thursday For Override Of Budget

May 23rd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Hartford is a hot financial mess. Both in city proper and state legislative budget deliberations that decide the flow of dollars to Bridgeport. As a result, to buy time, Mayor Joe Ganim vetoed the no-tax-increase budget approved by the City Council. Now the council is scheduled to meet on Thursday to override the mayor to preserve […]

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L’Ambiance Collapse, 30 Years

April 24th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It’s been 30 years since the worst construction accident in Connecticut history left 28 men dead in the collapse of L’Ambiance Plaza, April 23, 1987. I was a 28-year-old communications director for Mayor Tom Bucci. My role was to deal with the media frenzy and announce the dead. Monday morning at City Hall, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman […]

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Ganim To Suburbanites: If You Care, Practice What You Preach (Home)

February 8th, 2017 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday issued a message through his Twitter feed putting suburbanites on notice: “If we care about the most vulnerable, suburbans must help, not criticize us for not doing enough.”

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Federal Court Of Appeals Sides With City In White’s Job Loss Complaint

February 2nd, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A three-panel federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that Tom White’s First Amendment rights were not violated when, he claimed, his position as Legislative Services Director was eliminated in 2012 for engaging in constitutionally protected speech.

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Ganim Ponders Key Staffing Changes

December 15th, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

UPDATE: John Gomes Demoted, Details To Follow: One year into Joe Ganim’s mayoralty, staff stressors are beginning to snap leading to potential changes at the top level makeup of the administration. State Rep. Charlie Stallworth’s city position, one of Ganim’s first hires who served as co-chair of the mayor’s transition team, is tenuous. Will he […]

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City Police Officers Demoted In Racial Letter Case Oppose Discipline

November 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Lieutenant Lonnie Blackwell and Captain Robert Sapiro will be demoted one rank in connection with the fabrication of a racially charged letter that has generated unrest in the Police Department dating back to the mayoral administration of Bill Finch. Blackwell is president of the Bridgeport Guardians minority police organization. His lawyer, former Mayor Tom Bucci who specializes […]

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