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City Council Approves McCarthy’s Severance Deal, No Public Discussion

February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]

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City Council Expected To Approve McCarthy’s Severance Agreement Under ‘Consent Calendar’ Cover

January 30th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s one simple sentence on the City Council agenda for Monday night “Miscellaneous Matters Committee Report re: Settlement of Legal Claim with Thomas C. McCarthy” but getting there was no simple resolution. The city’s legislative body is expected to provide final approval to an employment severance package for its leader who also served as deputy director […]

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Council Committee Approves McCarthy’s Severance Package

January 26th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy’s employment exit with the city as deputy director of Labor Relations received a boost Monday night when his peers on the Miscellaneous Matters Committee voted to approve a severance package that sources say is roughly $35,000 with 18 months of health benefits. The full City Council could vote on the […]

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Hot Items On City Council Committee Agenda

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Several key items appear on the Monday evening agenda of the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee including a tentative severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, a proposed settlement of taxes related to 889 Barnum Avenue that will turn 11 acres over to the city adjacent to the proposed […]

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McCarthy And City Reach Severance Agreement, Needs City Council Approval

January 20th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Negotiators for the city and the lawyer representing City Council President Tom McCarthy have reached a tentative agreement on an exit package for his employment as deputy director of Labor Relations. In another OIB moment, the agreement requires City Council approval. See agenda of Miscellaneous Matters Committee here.

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Intense Town Committee Primary Looms, Pereira Leads Slate Against City Council Incumbents In Upper East Side

January 18th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

If you enjoy ferocity in campaign battles, check out the Democratic Town Committee war for control of the Upper East Side. Dem voters in the 138th District could have 27 candidates from which to choose. Three slates, one organized by Board of Education member Maria Pereira, another that includes City Council members Anthony Paoletto and […]

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Where Finch Failed, Ganim Honors University Of Bridgeport

January 15th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

So many items can lead a list of reasons Joe Ganim vanquished Bill Finch in last September’s Democratic primary. Among them was Finch’s fantastical grudge against the University of Bridgeport that had once employed him. Rather than acting mayoral and embracing the university’s brain power, economic impact, expansion and cultural contributions, Finch selfishly made it […]

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OIB Poll: Tommy Mac’s Fate?

January 15th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Council

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