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Thursday, August 16, 2018

WAS THE TERMINATION OF HARTFORD SCHOOLS DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT A BAG JOB

If people are committing fraud and essentially stealing from the taxpayers of Hartford , they need to be exposed. But in true Hartford fashion, many times we need to peel back the layers of the onion and figure out what the real intent is.

Recently the Hartford Schools terminated their  Director of Financial Management Joanna Laiscell after a prolonged suspension. The allegations against Laiscell, according to a termination letter  sent by Hartford Superintendent of Schools Leslie Torres-Rodriguez The charges included fraudulently maintaining her ex husband on the Hartford Schools Health Insurance plan, you can read that letter below.

One of the more troubling aspects mentioned in the termination is the issue of the "320 dependents" that may be removed from the insurance plan as a result of the Audit.

If there are actually 320 people being insured by the Hartford Schools for health insurance they may not be entitled to, then why is Joanna Laiscell apparently the only target of the investigation. Why aren't the others being pursued or was it just an effort to remove Laiscell, for whatever reason the Superintendent wanted.

The audit report from the Forensic Auditors report seems not to mention anyone else other than Laiscell and the directive from the beginning seemed to only want to  focus on Laiscell. Why? Is the money for the other 320 not important enough to look at?

If Laiscell was wrong, fine, she deserves whatever she gets, but can we really ignore any other potential wrongdoing? In the report below, it is clearly stated that their charge was "specific to Joanna Laiscell" and no one else was even looked at out of the 320 other alleged incidents.

More documents are pending under an FOI request and I am sure more layers of the onion will be peeled back soon


Termination Letter - Joanna Laiscell HPS 7-12-2018 by Kevin Brookman on Scribd

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS TONIGHT AT ELIZABETH PARK

TONIGHT-EAST LAWN-ELIZABETH PARK


Movies UNDER Moonlight (Sponsored by WECA) WECA is sponsoring three (3) free movie nights. ALL on Thursdays East Lawn of ElizabethPark: A League of their Own(1992) Comedy, based on true story August 16th, Thursday The movie fictionalizes accounts of the WWII era All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The AAGPBL broke ground for women's sports. Come cheer on the Peaches!! " It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great." - Jimmy Dugan, fictional manager of the Peaches. " Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that." - Jimmy Dugan. "There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!" - Jimmy Dugan Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Megan Cavanagh, Janet Jones, Tea Leoni, Rosie O'Donnell, David Strathairn, Justin Scheller, Director: Penny Marshall.

HARTFORD CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 13, 2018

Thank you to the staff and City Clerk John Bazzano for composing this information, now if the City only had  a decent website for people to easily view the information.

Council's Actions Meeting August 13, 2018 by kevinhfd on Scribd

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A CLASS ACT

Say what you want about Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. I know many of you would not or could not get over the idea of voting for a convicted felon. What we should have been thinking about is  who had the leadership qualities to run our State.

Joe Ganim showed those leadership qualities tonight in one of the most gracious concession speeches I have ever seen. Rather than go negative, Ganim seemed to do a great job of urging Democrats to unite behind the parties nominee, even though the nominee refused to commit to supporting Ganim if he had won.

We could use someone like Joe Ganim to unify and lead our City.

AND NOW IT IS MINNIE'S TURN


HPD DISPATCH SCREEN ABOVE

Hartford Police are back at the Mary Hooker School polling place on a complaint that a woman named Millie with her face printed on her shirt is at the School assaulting voters. Sources say that person is believed to be the current state Rep, Minnie Gonzalez As a candidate , Gonzalez should be nowhere near the inside voting area.

HAS EVERYONE LOST THEIR MINDS? LEADERSHIP WE CAN DO WITHOUT


Screenshot of HPD Dispatch screen above

Hartford Police are responding to and investigating a complaint that former Mayor Eddie Perez allegedly assaulted another man by punching him in the chest twice.

Investigation ongoing. No arrests made at this point