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Entries Tagged as 'Tom White'

Broesder Bombards Real Joe Ganim

March 12th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Get ready for the cannon fire. This mayoral race might require more ammo than all the arms and munitions buried on the grounds of the old Remington site.

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‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes

March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Citing Bias, White Urges State Senator Osten To Recuse Herself On Government Reform Bill

February 17th, 2015 · 6 Comments · News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White, in a letter to State Senator Cathy Osten, writes “In the meantime and in the case you continue your opposition to this bill, I hope that you will recuse yourself from all further deliberations relating to HB 5886 and abstain from voting so this legislative exercise is not compromised by […]

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Former FBI Agent: Don’t Enable The Corruption Of The Past To Continue

February 13th, 2015 · 38 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Retired FBI agent Ed Adams who managed the investigation more than a decade ago that toppled the mayoral administration of Joe Ganim submitted testimony Friday morning at a legislative hearing in Hartford in support of House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council. The hearing […]

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City Council Brawl Featured On TruTV

October 3rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Hey, the City Council hit the big time again. The 2010 brawl between community gadfly Cecil Young and several councilors was featured as one of the “20 Dumbest” on TruTV that showcases “the dumbest of the dumb: the brain-dead daredevils and do-it-yourselfers, pathetic partiers, outrageous outlaws, and just plain unlucky numbskulls who test the theory that […]

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Tom White’s Summer Job Suggestions For Kids

August 6th, 2014 · 10 Comments · News and Events

On Tuesday OIB published a news release from Mayor Bill Finch regarding his summer jobs conservation corps program. Former city councilman Tom White offers a few suggestions for how the kids could be utilized.

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.

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