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New Lenz For Finance Director

November 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Who knows how long Anne Kelly-Lenz would have survived as finance director under Joe Ganim who returns to the mayor’s office on Tuesday. She did not give him the chance to replace her. She’s headed to Wilton as chief financial officer there, according to a story in the Wilton Bulletin.

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Turkey, Politics, Gossip, New Mayor On Thanksgiving Table

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

Wow, it’s not like you’re short of political gossip on Thanksgiving weekend, right? Bill Finch’s political feathers have been plucked by Joe Ganim in a historic return as mayor. There’s not a lot of love between Finch and Ganim even though Ganim provided Finch gainful employment on several occasions in the 1990s. So it goes […]

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Details Of ‘Racist’ Letter Probe Stalls, Finch Balks At Releasing Police Info

November 25th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Sometimes when mayoral administrations are on the verge of a switch, key decisions are held back as a matter of convenience to duck controversial news on the way out the door. That’s the case involving a contentious issue in the police department. Police Chief Joe Gaudett on Tuesday was poised to place a high-profile police […]

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McCarthy Seeks Council Presidency Again, Will Ganim Weigh In?

November 24th, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

On Dec. 1 at 6pm an assortment of elected officials including Mayor-elect Joe Ganim will participate in inaugural ceremonies scheduled for McLevy Green Downtown. On Dec. 7 the new City Council will conduct its first meeting with the marquee agenda item selection of City Council president. The pol who has led the legislative and budget […]

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The Times Are Changing

November 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Where did eight years go for Bill Finch? And where did 12 years go for Joe Ganim? Strange as it seems, in one week Finch ends his mayoralty and Ganim commences a historic encore albeit a resumption from 2003. When Ganim receives the oath of office Dec. 1, he will tack on to his standing as […]

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Ganim: We Need Everyone Now–City Wars Series Captures The Historic Moment Of Voter Redemption

November 20th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Some people can be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then there’s the right place, right time. It happens in politics, it happens in journalism, it can also happen with filmmakers. Just ask Don Sikorski. For the greater part of the year Sikorski and his film crew have been shadowing Joe Ganim in […]

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Reel Fun, Traffic Jam Hooked On East Side, Bridgeport Bass Pro Shops Opens To Thousands

November 19th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Thousands of enthusiastic customers Wednesday night flooded the opening of Bass Pro Shops, the anchor tenant to the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side more than 30 years in the making, outgoing Mayor Bill Finch’s economic development legacy. Bass Pro is an incredible 150,000-square-foot indoor experience for its “Outdoor World” featuring fishing, boating, […]

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The End Of Sherwood’s Budget Forest?

November 18th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

No one knows the city’s more than $500 million budget like Tom Sherwood. For more than a decade he has served as director of the city’s Office of Policy and Management, a fancy term for budget director. Budgets are a labyrinth of numbers, departments, projections and imperfections. When it comes to the spending side of […]

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