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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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Tom White To Discuss Conflict Of Interest On The City Council

October 14th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former City Council legislative liaison Tom White who has filed a complaint in federal court challenging the elimination of his job will appear Tuesday at 8 p.m. on the cable access show Bridgeport Now co-hosted by Jennifer Buchanan. The weekly live call-in show airs on Cablevision channel 88. The show is also streamed live at […]

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Tom White: The Driveway Driveby–City Council Members Did Normal Due Diligence (Nothing)

June 14th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

Former City Councilman Tom White, in an OIB commentary, writes Connecticut Post reporters did the work members of the city’s legislative body are supposed to do, serve as a check on the executive branch for the dubious $400,000 driveway leading to Manny’s Mansion, instead of claiming they were left in the dark. If subservient council […]

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Tom White: City Government Is A Morally Compromised Institution

May 9th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White has an interesting perspective on how the city’s legislative body works. White, the council’s legislative liaison for several years, was whited out of the budget last year for trying to reform the way it conducts business, according to a federal lawsuit he brought against the city several months ago represented […]

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