Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa that he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was in a mood […]
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July 30th, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
July 29th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Kicking up the campaign rhetoric one day after Governor Dan Malloy endorsed Bill Finch for another term, former Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the governor to authorize state troopers to supplement city police officers following an increase in gun violence. State Police stepped up when Ganim was mayor in the 1990s after a spike in […]
July 29th, 2015 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Two members of Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation reaffirmed their support for mayoral candidates, State Senator Ed Gomes for Mary-Jane Foster and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth for Joe Ganim. Both Gomes and Stallworth have a base of support in the African American-rich 135th District.
July 28th, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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 […]
July 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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.
July 28th, 2015 · 31 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 […]
July 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
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.
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.