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Entries from September 17th, 2018

The Times Profiles Ganim’s Run For Governor

March 31st, 2018 · 43 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Lisa Foderaro, The New York Times: Joseph P. Ganim, the mayor of Connecticut’s largest city, is selling a message of imperfection, but also redemption.

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OIB Among Hyperlocal News Sites Reshaping Media

March 31st, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Media, News and Events

Holy cow, more reading for holy weekend. Even OIB. From Phil Hall, Fairfield County Business Journal. In 2007, Lennie Grimaldi was offered the opportunity to run a Bridgeport-focused hyperlocal news website under the aegis of the Fairfield County Weekly, a publication owned by the Tribune Company. Grimaldi, a former journalist and one-time spokesman for Donald […]

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Mayor To Submit Budget To Council

March 30th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday is expected to submit his budget proposal to the City Council for the spending year starting July 1. It will be referred to the Budget & Appropriations Committee for review and action. Ganim is running for governor so a tax increase would undercut a fiscal message on the campaign trail. […]

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… Meanwhile, General Lee Points Out A Meeting Convergence

March 30th, 2018 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City fiscal hawk John Marshall Lee has dug talons into Monday’s calendar. Monday at 6:30 p.m. the Democratic Town Committee is scheduled to meet at Testo’s Restaurant to approve delegates to the state party convention in May. At 7 p.m., in City Hall, the City Council is scheduled to meet. Except half of the city’s […]

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Questioning Hartford’s $550 Million Bailout, Ganim issues FOI Request To State Officials

March 29th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Mixing it up on the campaign trail, as one of his rivals for governor Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin receives a massive bailout from his political benefactor Governor Dan Malloy, Mayor Joe Ganim has issued an FOI request to state budget director Ben Barnes and Treasurer Denise Nappier calling into question an “agreement that could bind Connecticut […]

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Get Out! A Facebook Page For The Bridgeport DTC

March 29th, 2018 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

No way, the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee has a Facebook page? Here’s your chance to like the nascent page. See here. Hmmm, what pol persuaded Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa to segue to modern civilization?

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Wanted: Regional Business Chief

March 29th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert is one of those entrepreneurs who thinks outside the box, even in his political calculations. In 2015, he was among the few business community leaders to back Joe Ganim’s return as mayor. Just about everyone else weighed in heavily for incumbent Bill Finch in the primary or Mary-Jane Foster in the general election. […]

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Mario’s Version Of Let’s Make A Deal–Delegates For Ganim Ballot Spot

March 28th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa is sharpening a delegate list he’ll present Monday night to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee to represent Bridgeport at the Democratic convention in May to endorse candidates for state constitutional offices, including governor. It’s a wide open field. Let the gamesmanship begin to leverage a ballot spot for Mayor Joe […]

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