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Entries from September 21st, 2018

City Service Update

January 4th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Joe Ganim: Due to the snow fall and inclement conditions, Mayor Ganim has announced snow cancellations that will affect city services on Friday, January 5, 2018.

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Ganim Chats About Blockbuster Storm, Life As Mayor, Run For Governor

January 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim braved the snow on I-95 to appear Thursday on Dateline New Haven hosted by OIB friend Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent. On a day like this how could you not kick off the interview without reminiscing about Bridgeport’s Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy who served from 1933-57 and was credited […]

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Scribe Poaching Continues–Hearst Media Should Just Buy The Hartford Courant

January 4th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

What Connecticut media outlet enjoys the most influence in the state? For decades it was the Hartford Courant. But Hearst Connecticut Media has moved in with some sharp elbows, poaching respected Courant staffers, now poised for a deeper digital readership footprint in Connecticut backed by eight daily newspapers including the Connecticut Post. The media outlet […]

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Debating The Risks Of Bond Sale To Reduce Debt Service Payments

January 4th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council

Last week, Mayor Joe Ganim announced a pension bond sale that officials say will save the city approximately $2 million per year in debt service payments covering retirement costs for uniformed services. City financial scrutineer John Marshall Lee is skeptical about the numbers. He shared his thoughts Tuesday night with the City Council. From Lee:

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Political Avalanche, Trump-Bannon Snowball Fight

January 4th, 2018 · 13 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Good day to heave snowballs. It was just a matter of time, right? The White House Circus carries on … From The New York Times: President Trump excommunicated his onetime chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from his circle on Wednesday, ending for now a partnership of convenience that transformed American politics while raising questions about […]

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