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Walker Makes Video Pitch For State-Created Financial Control Board

July 16th, 2016 · 41 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, has issued a video appeal for creation of a financial control board to oversee city finances. Such a process would require support of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Mayor Joe Ganim who opposes state financial oversight inherited a Bridgeport Financial Review Board upon his election in November […]

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Plug In A Number, Figure Out The Rest, Ganim’s Challenge With Unions

June 29th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

When Mayor Joe Ganim and city bean counters crafted a budget in the spring that was eventually approved by the City Council for the spending year starting July 1 it assumed $4 million in union concessions. Mayor Joe’s an experienced negotiator, better than most sitting on the other side of the table. Okay, he told […]

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The Chase Is Over For Billy, Former City Police Officer Dies Tragically, Ex-fiancée Fights For Life After Shooting

June 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Former Bridgeport Police Detective Billy Chase, who went where few undercover cops had gone before infiltrating dangerous drug organizations that wreaked havoc on city neighborhoods during a period of historic violent crime from the mid 1980s into the early 1990s died Monday night following a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head Thursday after he shot […]

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Billy Chase, His Life And His Demons

June 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Billy Chase talked often about getting his life back, but he never really knew what that meant.

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Newton Urges City Council To Cut Stipends, Hire Independent Financial Analyst

April 5th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

As a young music teacher in 1981, Ernie Newton was elected to the City Council and then named president of the legislative body by his peers. Back in the day, rather than the City Council, something called the Board of Apportionment and Taxation was tasked with reviewing the budget and setting a tax rate. Newton […]

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Tom White Speaks Out About City Council President Tom McCarthy’s Hypocrisy On Municipal Layoffs

March 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy told CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart the Ganim administration is “making personnel decisions that are highly concerning, and I fear that the city may be dealing with significant legal issues down the road.” Big Mac has experience in this area, he did the same thing on Mayor Bill Finch’s behalf […]

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Ganim Proposes Government Accountability Office–Work Horse Or Show Horse?

March 10th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Joe Ganim’s surreal comeback, arguably the only one of its kind in American mayoral politics, was lifted by the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who was part of the investigation team that topped JG1 in 2003. Adams’ support of Ganim provided weight to a second-chance message. Ganim promised on the campaign trail he would create […]

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Debating Demographic Makeup Of Uniformed Services, Day, Mackey and Dunn Air Out Positions

March 9th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Retired African American city firefighters Donald Day and Ron Mackey, both of whom took on City Hall to increase the hiring of minorities and females in the department in the 1980s and 1990s, assert in this joint commentary the city’s testing policy has set back the demographic makeup of uniform services. Civil Service Personnel Director David […]

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