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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Rev. Stallworth Back In The Ganim Fold–Assisting With Minority Police Recruitment

April 17th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early Joe Ganim appointee who left city service about a year ago after a falling-out with the mayor, has returned as a consultant to the Civil Service Office with the task of recruiting minority candidates for an upcoming police test. He’ll be paid $2,500 for the next month with a […]

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Bronin Bails On Guber Bid, Ganim Sees Opening

April 16th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

About four weeks from the Democratic Party convention, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, whose city received a controversial financial bailout from Governor Dan Malloy, has ended his bid to replace Malloy who’s not seeking reelection.

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Forum Update On Downtown Theater Development

April 16th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s selected developer to revitalize the long-shuttered Downtown theaters will host a forum on Tuesday to explain the development process and timeline that includes restoration of the Majestic and a major housing component. It will take place 3 p.m. at Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street. Contractors and suppliers are invited. The forum […]

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Public Hearing Schedule For Mayor’s Proposed Budget

April 14th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed budget will take place Thursday 6 p.m. in City Council chambers before the Budget and Appropriations Committee. See full budget schedule and timeline here. The proposed spending plan calls for no tax increase.

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As Unpopular Malloy Bails Out Hartford, He Bails On Bridgeport

April 13th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Some legislative leaders are befuddled and some “outraged” over the sweetheart bailout that Governor Dan Malloy has gifted political ally Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin as the tin-cup candidate seeks to replace Malloy in the governor’s office. Interesting timing. Mayor Joe Ganim and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp have opined, what about our cities? Ganim, in a […]

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Blech! Malloy Most Unpopular Governor In Country

April 12th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Being number 1 is nice, unless you’re the most unpopular governor in the country. Quite the credential for Governor Dan Malloy. But he’s really the governor of Stamford, right?

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In Fundraising Push, Ganim Campaign For Governor Raises More Than $500K

April 11th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor has raised a total of $524,661 with $335,569 cash on hand, according to the latest finance report filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See fundraising report here.

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DeFilippo, Herron Take Flight In North End–No-Show Keeley Finishes Last In City Council Race

April 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

This long, strange trip for City Council in the North End 133rd District will finally come to a close. Tuesday night district Democrats voiced loud and clear their support for endorsed candidates Michael DeFilippo and incumbent councilwoman Jeanette Herron who ran up nearly a three to one win over challengers Anne Pappas Phillips and former […]

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