Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis, the legendary 47-year veteran of the city Police Department who took on bad guys with brain and brawn, battled police chiefs who didn’t want him and survived local and federal investigations, will reportedly retire next Friday, according to several city sources. And with it will come a city payout involving accumulated […]
Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'
February 24th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
February 22nd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Sitting in a motorized wheel chair Tuesday night, holding a stack of parking tickets, 70-year-old Downtown resident Odis Hart pelted City Council members with a litany of grievances regarding parking regulations in his neighborhood. “It’s a stick-up without a gun,” he declared, lamenting parking tickets slapped on windshields in the neighborhood minutes prior to the […]
February 14th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
You can spend all your time making love. You can spend all your love making time. In city politics, it cuts both ways. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Sometimes, just like St. Valentine, it’s off with your head (politically speaking anyway). Is there a lot […]
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.
January 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
UPDATE: Keeley did not speak Tuesday night. Tuesday’s City Council meeting could be among the shortest in history, with little business to discuss, see agenda here. Mischievous former State Rep. Bob Keeley is listed on the public speaking portion to address “Renaming/defining the City.” Keeley served in the State House for more than two decades […]
January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?
December 30th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Former City Councilman Warren Blunt, the jovial big man who cast a big political presence in the North End 135th District, passed away on Friday. He was a long-time employee of the city Health Department.
December 28th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
Who says the off-cycle 2017 election season will be a yawner? We posed this question four years ago–the last municipal off-season campaign year–and it was a screamer. All endorsed Democrats for City Council and Board of Education were flamed in primaries, part of it electors’ disgust for the political establishment. What’s on tap come new […]