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Malloy Endorses Finch, ‘A Person We Can Trust’

July 28th, 2015 · 38 Comments · City Politics

Malloy with Finch at Bass Pro announcement 2012.

Malloy with Finch at Bass Pro announcement 2012.

Calling Mayor Bill Finch “A person we can trust,” Governor Dan Malloy Tuesday afternoon endorsed him for a third, four-year term at the Black Horse Garage where the governor also announced a state grant to expand the workshop of the luxury car restorer in the East End, a pivotal battle ground area where former mayor Joe Ganim has political strength. [Read more →]

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Hennessy Endorses Foster, ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ — Trashes Machine

July 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics

Jack Hennessy and Mary-Jane Foster campaigning in North End.

Jack Hennessy and Mary-Jane Foster campaigning in North End.

Contending “a machine runs Bridgeport, not the people,” State Rep. Jack Hennessy who represents the city’s North End has endorsed Mary-Jane Foster for mayor. [Read more →]

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Ganim Drops 2,000 Dem Signatures At Registrar’s Office For Ballot Quest

July 28th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim says his campaign has submitted more than 2,000 petition signatures to election officials in his effort to qualify for the September 16 Democratic mayoral primary against party-endorsed incumbent Bill Finch. Ganim needs approximately 1,900 certified signatures from Democratic electors in the city with more than two weeks left to qualify. The Registrar’s Office will now review the signatures to determine if they are registered voters.
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Finch Announces New List For Police Recruits

July 27th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Today, Mayor Bill Finch was joined by police officials and community members in announcing a new list of police recruits, as the city is hiring 100 new police officers.

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Police Investigate Two Murders, Finch Announces Beefed Up Ranks, Ganim Condemns Staffing Levels

July 26th, 2015 · 74 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Staples Street crime scene

Crime scene photo from Doing It Local.

Following a violent weekend of shootings, Mayor Bill Finch today announced a new Civil Service list he expects will lead to the hiring of 100 new police officers within two years. Former Mayor Joe Ganim once again criticized police staffing levels.
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Mayoral Candidates And Supporters Splash Here, There, Everywhere

July 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

petitioners in pool

Dem voters sign Ganim petition sheet inside pool.

Democratic mayoral challengers to party-endorsed Bill Finch hit the streets, neighborhoods and homes over the weekend, and even in one case supporters of Joe Ganim, a swimming pool to secure signatures to qualify for the September 16 primary.
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West Side Story In Nude

July 25th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

There’s nothing like a pair of 79-year-old cashews blowing in the breeze. What’s going on in this world when a near octogenarian cannot air out his twins on the balcony of his Cartright Street apartment.
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City Employee Investigated For Chiding Finch Administration On Ganim Campaign Facebook Page

July 24th, 2015 · 91 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Facebook pages can provide mountain ranges of information about candidates for public office, some of it from the comments section that can touch off controversies. One is brewing based on an article by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart who writes about a city employee under investigation by Labor Relations Director Larry Osborne for criticizing Mayor Bill Finch’s administration on the FB page of Joe Ganim’s mayoral campaign. Osborne is a member of the Democratic Town Committee and supporter of the mayor.
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