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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

Finch Versus Ganim, Battle Of The Political Narcissists

January 21st, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, after more than a decade asserting he did nothing wrong, issued a disingenuous public apology recently because it was strategically expedient as he weighs a political comeback from his public corruption conviction that forced him from office 12 years ago. Mayor Bill Finch, after years of supporting second chances, now says […]

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Torres: Bridgeport’s ‘Institutional Corruption’ Hurts Taxpayers

January 19th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch dismisses the City Charter approved by voters that prohibits city employees from serving on the City Council. In fact, the head of the city’s legislative body that’s supposed to serve as a check on the executive branch to protect taxpayers works at the pleasure of the mayor as deputy director of Labor […]

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Halstead Calls On McCarthy To Initiate Inquiry Against City Council Member Accused Of Sexual Harassment

January 13th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: Halstead letter to McCarthy, proposed city council resolution, legal opinion and complete cited text of city charter here. City Councilman Bob Halstead, recalling how City Council President Tom McCarthy was quick to activate an investigation into the disparaging remarks of malcontent Bob Walsh–followed by an apology–against a fellow council member, is calling upon the […]

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Join The Party! McCarthy, Keeley Consider Run For Grogins’ Seat

January 6th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Could City Council President Tom McCarthy and Bob Keeley, the longest serving legislator in city history, jump into the special election for the State House seat being vacated by Auden Grogins? And maybe even former State House members Lee Samowitz, Edna Garcia and Hector Diaz?

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Big Mac Joins Board Of National League Of Cities

January 6th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events

News release from the city: Bridgeport’s City Council President Tom McCarthy has been elected to serve a one-year term as a member of the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors. In this new role, McCarthy will play a key role in guiding decision-making for the nation’s largest membership organization for city officials.

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Taxpayer Money Burns Pending City Employee Investigations

January 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city arson investigator Andy Fardy, in a commentary, argues city officials burn taxpayer money investigating charges against city employees. From Fardy: When is the city going to stop taking taxpayer money to pay people who are suspended and are facing serious charges? The question is, Why are we paying them to stay home while […]

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Hennessy To Introduce Reform Bill Without Grandfather Provision

January 2nd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Unburdened by two state senators who blocked a government reform bill, State Rep. Jack Hennessy will once again submit legislation to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on the City Council. The two state senators who opposed it to protect the political establishment, Anthony Musto, defeated in an August Democratic […]

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