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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Candidates Prime Fundraising Pump As Reporting Period Closes

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

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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Bridgeport To Process Trumbull’s Poop For Another 10 Years

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 […]

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Fuel Cell Park On Closed Dump Projected To Produce Energy This Fall

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 […]

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Finch Campaign To Justice Sotomayor: Happy Birthday, Thank You For Upholding Ganim Conviction

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 […]

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City Wars–Episode Two, Ganim Versus Finch On Public Safety

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 aroadlessdev@gmail.com.

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Candidate Alert: ‘Show Me The Money’

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.

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Honey Has Sweet Tooth For Council Comeback, Swain One And Done

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 […]

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Finch And Ganim, The Battle Of Dueling Campaign Slogans

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?

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