Monthly Archives: August 2010

Summer Break

Forgot to mention I´m taking some time off.  The blog will be back in September.

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City Police Officer Accused of Faking Time Cards

Hector Robles (Photo: State of Connecticut)

The Hartford Police Department has charged one of its own with double dipping and working private duty jobs while getting paid for his regular assignment.  Hector Robles, the police officer, is also a state representative who just won a Democratic primary.

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Robles hasn’t returned calls for comment.

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Segarra Drops Perez FOI Case

UPDATE:  Listen tonight for a story during All Things Considered, or listen online now.

Mayor Pedro Segarra says he wants the city to be more transparent. Here’s an example.

Way back when, Mayor Eddie Perez held a meeting at city hall of business leaders to discuss their appetite for a new downtown sports and entertainment arena. He called in his Arena Task Force.  Specifically, Perez was trying to get a handle on just how much money these corporate folks would be willing to put up for things like luxury boxes.

But the meeting he held was done in private and Perez insisted the meeting needn’t be held in public.  We at the Courant (way back when) objected. The state’s Freedom of Information Commission said Perez violated the state’s public meeting laws.  Perez appealed to a state court judge and lost.  And then, Perez appealed again — this time to the state supreme court, where the case remains.

We asked Segarra if this was a case he was going to continue to fight, and spend money on.  After review from his legal department, the response came back.

Nope.

The statement is below. Continue reading

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Two Hartford Primary Recounts

Two of the four Democratic primaries in Hartford have margins so close that there will be a state-mandated recount.

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Secretary of the State Confirms Two Recounts

Recounts for Green/Ritter and Roldan/Morales.  The press release is below. Continue reading

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Ritter/Green Recount

Everyone is still recovering from yesterday’s primaries.  I’ll have a story looking into the various races for the general assembly in Hartford (I think some college student senate elections draw more voters.)

But for now, here’s one thing of note:  Hartford city councilman Matt Ritter says his race against incumbent state Rep. Ken Green is going for a state-mandated recount.  According to the Courant, just three votes separate the men.

Ritter says the recount will likely occur by next Tuesday.
“Which is good,” Ritter said.  “Because I’m getting married next Saturday.”

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Giles Doesn’t Get Probation. Case On Track For Trial.

A state court judge has denied a special form of probation for Hartford politician Abraham Giles.  Giles was arrested in connection with the corruption case of former Mayor Eddie Perez.

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