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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Bucci'

White: Speaking Out Leads To Budget White Out–Saga Of City Council Conflicts

April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White provides insight into conflicts that arise with city employees serving on the budget and legislative body. He had served as council staff support but, as he writes, “I stuck my neck out and did what I thought was right by expressing concerns which may be labeled as misappropriation of funds.” […]

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Former Mayor Bucci Urges Passage Of Anti-Corruption Bill

April 4th, 2015 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Former Mayor Tom Bucci (full disclosure: I served on his staff) has issued written testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly considering legislation banning individuals from seeking office who’ve violated the public trust. If passed, the measure would go into effect January 2016. Bucci letter.

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The Wacky World Of Mayoral Politics

April 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Howard Gardner says he’s going all the way. Charlie Coviello says the same thing. A lot of political positioning is underway for a potential September Democratic mayoral primary in a challenge of two-term incumbent Bill Finch. While Gardner and Coviello are officially in the race, former Mayor Joe Ganim and 2011 candidate Mary-Jane Foster are […]

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Bucci Rescues Berndt Client

January 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, News and Events

You want an accomplished labor attorney? Hire Tom Bucci. The former mayor (full disclosure: I worked for him) has represented a steady stream of current and former city employees against the city over a variety of labor relations issues. When it comes to understanding laws governing working rights in the municipal process, Bucci knows it […]

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Tardy Feeling Berndt For Airport Driveway Deal?

November 22nd, 2014 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Berndt Tardy did a competent enough job buying goods and services to remain acting director of the city purchasing department for 10 years and two mayors.

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Recalling The 60 Minutes Profile Of Mayor Mary Moran

October 19th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport has had 52 mayors, all of them white males except for one … Mary Chapar Moran. Elected the city’s chief executive 25 years ago, her one two-year term is best known for placing the city into federal bankruptcy court, a petition challenged by the state and rejected by a federal judge.

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City Prepares To Polish Image

October 8th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city will launch a $250,000 marketing campaign “aimed at ensuring that people and businesses across the region know about the progress being made in our state’s largest city,” according to city Communications Director Brett Broesder. Mayor Bill Finch, poised for reelection in 2015, will not appear in any taxpayer-paid advertisements for this media campaign, […]

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Paoletta To Lead Columbus Parade Sunday

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Council of Italian-American Societies: Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags, the Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, October 12 in Bridgeport’s North End. The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of […]

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