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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

He’s Baaaack! The Old Geezer Returns

July 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What, the Old Geezer is among the living? Charles Walsh, the irrepressible linguistic heirloom, resumes the wrinkled Runyon of rumination in new commentaries for OIB. If you’re new to the Old Geezer he pontificates on a park bench in Seaside Park about all kinds of stuff. Check out Charles and the Old Geezer with more […]

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What, A Republican In The East End? Ganim Juggles Shaban Friendship, Walks Himes’ Tightrope

July 25th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A Republican was spotted in the East End over the weekend. When it comes to the African American-rich Democratic neighborhood in the state’s largest city where Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim ran up large pluralities last year, Republican political players have gone the way of the 8-track player. GOP congressional candidate John Shaban, a friend of […]

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Crime Stats Down (Fingers Crossed)

July 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Trotting out crime stats is always a leap of faith. One bad day or week and there goes the good news. The key is to temper the crime stat enthusiasm when an uptick occurs, something former Mayor Bill Finch had difficulty doing last summer. And his chief Democratic primary opponent Ganim was all over it.

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Trying To Craft A Road Map, Ganim Orders Strategic Planning For Staff

July 22nd, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

If you’re wondering why City Hall has been quiet the past few days, many key administrative staffers are at the University of Bridgeport for a strategic planning session. Like a lot of new administrations, although Joe Ganim had been there before, the first year in office can sometimes appear rudderless especially without crafting a road […]

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Pizarro Returns To Blight Department

July 22nd, 2016 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayoral aide Danny Pizarro who was suspended in March by Mayor Joe Ganim for owing more than $55,000 in taxes on a number of city properties has returned to his position in the city’s anti-blight department.

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McCarthy’s State Senate Message: Together We Can Do Better

July 21st, 2016 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy has issued his first mail piece in his quest to defeat freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary, highlighting his public service and building coalitions to bring people together.

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Staley Joins City Management Team

July 21st, 2016 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

UPDATE: Kimberly Staley who most recently served as vice president and director of client services for the KRA Corporation, a workforce development company, has been hired as assistant chief administrative officer. Staley was raised in Father Panik Village and PT Barnum public housing projects. The annual salary is $127,555.

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Ed Gomes Qualifies For Public Campaign Grant, Faces Bradley In Primary

July 20th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Phew!–if you’re an Ed Gomes supporter. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on the Wednesday deadline approved a public campaign grant for State Senator Ed Gomes that will allow him to spend about $100,000 in his August 9 Democratic primary battle against party-endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education.

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