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McCarthy Seeks Council Presidency Again, Will Ganim Weigh In?

November 24th, 2015 · 47 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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City Poised To Take Scarred Buildings For Development

November 24th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Hugh Bailey, CT Post: Bridgeport is poised to take possession of the former Remington Arms factory, including the iconic shot tower, on Barnum Avenue after reaching a settlement on a longstanding bankruptcy proceeding. The century-old buildings on the site are adjacent to the property planned for the city’s second train station, and are considered […]

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The ‘Yahoo’ Factor–Ganim Capitalized On Finch’s Gaffes

November 6th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, Library

The hand-wringing swamping the Bridgeport business community, the editorial board of the Connecticut Post, various media outlets in the state such as the Hartford Courant and a sundry of national concerns befuddled by Joe Ganim’s resurgent comeback fails to examine the failures by incumbent Mayor Bill Finch that opened the door to Ganim’s traction. If Finch […]

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Ganim Has Won, Now What?

November 5th, 2015 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Time to put the pieces together to govern. Joe Ganim deserved a day of rest following a triumphant return Tuesday night. He won convincingly. There was no spoiler. Voters serenaded his quest for redemption. The campaign is over. Now he turns his attention to governing.

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Monitoring The ‘Secret Governance’

November 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee put up a heckuva battle waging a petitioning campaign for City Council in the 130th District covering Black Rock and a portion of the West End. He came up short, but he’s not going anywhere. He’ll have a new administration to monitor starting December. This address Monday night was […]

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City Council Forum In Black Rock

October 20th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area will lead a free open forum tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center on Fairfield Avenue featuring candidates for City Council in the 130th District that covers Black Rock and a portion of the West End. One of those candidates is Enrique Torres […]

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Driving Miss Daisy Or Fiscal Crazy?

October 14th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Love him or not, perhaps somewhere in the middle, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, also a petitioning candidate for City Council, keeps on barking in the cause of members of the budget and legislative body eating OATs–open, accountable and transparent–splashed with fiscal fluency. He shares his latest commentary after attending the latest Budget and […]

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Nessah Smith Wins Dem Special Election Primary For City Council

October 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Nessah Smith has joined Anthony Paoletto as the Democratic nominees in the general election after she won a runoff Wednesday by nearly two to one over James Morton to represent the Upper East Side 138th District. Smith and Morton were locked in a tie following the September Democratic primary vote with Morton running on Mayor […]

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