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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Torres Enters Mayoral Race

May 30th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Two-time mayoral candidate Enrique Torres officially jumped into the race for mayor on Thursday filing candidate committee paperwork with the Town Clerk’s Office. The lone Republican on the City Council says his experience on the budget and legislative body has provided insight he can now take to a campaign for mayor.

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Foster Urges Legislators To Support Reform Bill, ‘Help Bridgeport Clean Up Its House’

May 29th, 2015 · 25 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On the heels of State Senate passage with time running out in the legislative session, Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has sent an email to key members of the General Assembly exhorting support of a government reform law to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employees serving on the City Council. The proposed legislation […]

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Bridgeport Conflict-Of-Interest Measure Passes Senate, Awaits Uncertainty In House

May 28th, 2015 · 61 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Led by freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore who promised to make it a priority on the campaign trail, the State Senate early Thursday morning unanimously approved legislation that would enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. The proposed legislation now goes to the State House where it faces […]

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Ganim Opens HQ, Cracks $100K Fundraising Mark, Roach Named Campaign Manager

May 28th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday celebrated the opening of his campaign headquarters in the North End announcing his campaign has raised more than $100,000 in his effort to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Finch who has raised more than $400,000.

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‘Say No To Joe … Take A Hike, Hit The Road’–The Song

May 27th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

On the day former Mayor Joe Ganim officially opens his headquarters, he’s serenaded with the ode, Say No To Joe by the legendary late musician Charlie The Bum, a lovable character who strolled the streets of the East Side more than 50 years ago. Hmmm, who really produced this ditty? Hey, throw a fundraiser, play […]

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Foster Declares “We Deserve Better”–Formal Announcement June 4

May 27th, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Saying “I’m running for mayor because we deserve better,” Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will formally announce her candidacy June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown, according to a news release she issued Tuesday.

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Foster: Prioritize City Residents For Public Safety Employment

May 26th, 2015 · 108 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, citing low staffing levels, writes that tax credits and academic achievement should be among the incentives utilized to attract more city residents to public safety employment. “By embracing change and transforming the way we recruit, hire and train our police force, we will become the community partners we need to […]

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Ganim Headquarters Opening On Wednesday

May 25th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim will host his official campaign headquarters opening Wednesday night on Hudson Street off Capitol Avenue in the North End. Ganim, trying to recapture magic with voters, writes on his Facebook page, “We’ll have a magician to entertain the kids.”

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