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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Words Of Advice From FBI Agent

January 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In the spring of 2003 the FBI agent who began the investigation that toppled a once popular Bridgeport mayor reflected on the state of the city from his office Downtown. “The city will never be cleaned up until you get city employees off the City Council,” the agent said.

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Stallworth: Ganim’s ‘The Buzz Thing In Bridgeport’

January 25th, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The Hartford Courant’s Ed Mahony profiles former Mayor Joe Ganim’s possible run for his old job. Local Democrats are ducking for cover, trying to appear neutral should the glib Ganim challenge Bill Finch, the policy-driven, two-term incumbent, who, an aide said Friday, is pressing the state legislature to broaden anti-corruption laws and bar felons such […]

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Queenie And Her Court Knight Absentee Ballot Conspirators For DeJesus, Gomes To Challenge AB ‘Shenanigans’

January 24th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

If Richard DeJesus were a candidate in the higher-turnout 22nd State Senate District his candidacy would be toast, done, stick a fork in him. The good government activists in Black Rock, Brooklawn and North End would fillet him for his back tax issue and a pending investigation into election fraud. But he’s still in the […]

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State Senate Candidate DeJesus Owes More Than $100,000 In Back Taxes, Claims It’s A Springboard To Higher Office

January 22nd, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Maybe Richard DeJesus can go to Hartford to pass stronger laws to collect from tax deadbeats like himself. Companies operated by the city councilman, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for the February 24 State Senate special election, owe roughly $140,000 in personal property taxes and interest dating back to 2003, according to an OIB review of city […]

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Steve Stafstrom’s Fundraising Haul In Black Rock–Bill, Joe and Mary-Jane Attend Party

January 21st, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It didn’t take long, one night in fact, for Democrat Steve Stafstrom to reach his fundraising threshold to qualify for public funding for the February 24 special election for State House.

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Finch Versus Ganim, Battle Of The Political Narcissists

January 21st, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, after more than a decade asserting he did nothing wrong, issued a disingenuous public apology recently because it was strategically expedient as he weighs a political comeback from his public corruption conviction that forced him from office 12 years ago. Mayor Bill Finch, after years of supporting second chances, now says […]

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Walsh Wants To Know Depth Of Attorney’s Relationship With City

January 20th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh, a supporter of State Senate candidate Ed Gomes, wants to know if attorney Ed Farrow who last week broke a State Senate nomination tie on behalf of his client Richard DeJesus has a financial relationship with the city. […]

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