The campaign operations of mayoral candidates Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster are hosting fundraisers and banging phones in the final two days leading to the closure of the June 30 reporting period that will show their respective financial power with a party endorsement next month and a looming September 16 Democratic primary.
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June 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
June 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
It’s not a royal flush, but better than nothing. After years of negotiations, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced today a tentative 10-year agreement between Trumbull and Bridgeport to allow Bridgeport to continue processing its neighbor’s wastewater through the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority. The majority of Trumbull has sewers but no treatment plant so […]
June 26th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The foundation for Green Energy Park that will include 9,000 solar panels on the closed municipal landfill in the West End of Seaside Park has been installed. City Communications Director Brett Broesder says the project will power an additional 5,000 homes and create roughly 90 jobs. Work is ongoing at the solar site, and the […]
June 25th, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
In this surreal campaign season that pits former Mayor Joe Ganim against current Mayor Bill Finch, another mayor, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, is receiving hugs and kisses from the Finch campaign on her birthday in this news release that serenades her for upholding Ganim’s federal conviction. Ya think there will be a few more […]
June 25th, 2015 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Check out the second episode of the City Wars documentary focused on Bridgeport’s mayoral race, produced by filmmaker Don Sikorski who’s shooting the series in real time. Sikorski is reaching out to mayoral candidates for their perspective on a variety of city issues in future episodes. Sikorski can be reached at email@example.com.
June 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Money is mother’s milk of political campaigns. In the next week the mayoral operations of Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster will put on a fundraising push before the end of the June 30 reporting quarter. The expected September 16 Democratic primary will likely break spending records featuring three full-blown campaign operations.
June 21st, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Citing a lack of leadership, former City Council President Lisa “Honey” Parziale says she will be a candidate for the budget and legislative body in the West Side 132nd District she represented for about 20 years. She served as council president for about 10 of those years. Meanwhile freshman West Side incumbent Trish Swain tells […]
June 19th, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, Finch and Ganim camps respond: Joe Ganim: “Let’s build a future for Bridgeport that works for everyone.” Bill Finch: “Together, we’re making Bridgeport a city that works for everyone.” Who’s on the side of the angels for the soul of campaign slogans?