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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Bucci'

Roll The Fight Tape! The Night Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

May 14th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

OIB rewind: It certainly was a wild and crazy Thursday night July 27, 1989 inside the Days Hotel on Lafayette Boulevard, jammed with 500 pols, for the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor and other offices. Mayor Tom Bucci was endorsed for another two-year term but in November was turned away by voters for Republican […]

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City Cop Charged With DUI, Assault With Vehicle In Wrong-Way Crash

March 28th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport Police Officer John Carrano, whose wrong-way driving on Broadbridge Avenue in Stratford triggered a head-on collision in December that led to extensive injuries to a woman, was charged on Tuesday with driving drunk, second degree assault with a motor vehicle and driving the wrong way. Carrano, then a member of the SWAT team, had been partying […]

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Scholarship Tribute For Charlie Tisdale, Historic City Figure

March 18th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Charlie Tisdale is a significant figure in Bridgeport, both in and out of city politics. He was a Harding High School quarterback. As a candidate for mayor he was a one-man turnout machine who inspired voters to the polls, both for and against him. As a social service leader, he has led for decades Action […]

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When Carson Clashed With Borges–Life On A Financial Review Board

January 22nd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What’s government life like with a financial oversight board? Here’s a glimpse from my book Bow Tie Banker, a biography of David Carson, retired chief executive of People’s Bank. Carson had quite the exchange with then-State Treasurer Francisco Borges.

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City Police Officer Placed On Administrative Leave After Wrong-Way Crash Causes Injuries

December 30th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport Police Officer John Carrano, whose wrong-way driving on Broadbridge Avenue in Stratford last Saturday morning triggered a head-on collision that led to extensive injuries to a woman, will be placed on administrative status in the records room pending an investigation by the Stratford Police Department and city’s Office of Internal Affairs, according to Police Chief […]

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Gilberto Hernandez, Political Leader, City Councilman And Mayoral Aide

December 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Whatever occurred in Democratic politics in the city the past 50 years, East Side District Leader Gilberto Hernandez was always a player at the table. We worked together as administrative aides to Mayor Tom Bucci in the mid 1980s. Alcalde is mayor in Spanish and what few know is that Gil nearly became Alcalde in […]

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Four Seasons Staffer Canned From City Job, Bucci On The Case

September 22nd, 2017 · 40 Comments · News and Events

For several years Lisa Miro has been something of a fixture in City Hall working in both the mayoral administrations of Bill Finch and Joe Ganim, most recently an $18 per hour seasonal employee for the city’s after-school Lighthouse program. Miro worked full time but, she says, not accorded the requisite wages and benefits. Former […]

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A “Tired” McCarthy Rejects Reelection To City Council, Served As Head Of Body For 10 Years

July 24th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying his new job as director of labor relations for the city of New Haven was a factor, City Council President Tom McCarthy announced on Monday he’ll not seek reelection to his seat in the North End 133th District, a position to which he first won election in 2001. He has served as council president […]

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