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Troj Horse Files Elections Complaint Against Ganim

August 3rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch ally Mark Trojanowski, a member of the Democratic Town Committee, has filed a complaint with the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission against Joe Ganim’s campaign claiming impropriety among some of his donors. Do ya get the feeling a few more of these complaints will be filed from a variety of camps before the […]

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Police Stats: Crime Down Overall, Violent Crime Up

August 3rd, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In the Sunday edition of the CT Post, reporter Dan Tepfer chronicles election-year challenges to secure crime statistics from the Police Department as public safety emerges as a key issue in the race for mayor. OIB has received a copy of the official police report that shows crime overall is down the first six months […]

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Scrapped Tax Deal Back On City Council Agenda, Finch Asks Council To Table It

August 3rd, 2015 · 37 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rejected by the City Council in May, the city’s legislative body tonight (Monday) may revisit a revised 35-year tax abatement for the mixed-use Crescent Crossing housing development at 252 Hallet Street on the East Side. Former Mayor Joe Ganim, a critic of the tax arrangement, is scheduled to address the council during the public speaking […]

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Foster Smacks ‘The Boys’ Finch, Ganim On Crime Gimmicks, Urges Feds To Step Up

August 2nd, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster: Mary-Jane Foster, Democratic candidate for mayor–outraged at this administration’s lack of integrity and obstruction of information regarding criminal activity in Bridgeport and the absurd, empty promises made in opening unauthorized police substations–is calling for an end to the games being played at the expense of Bridgeport residents.

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Ganim’s First Mailer: ‘Made Mistakes, Paid For Them’–Were They Mistakes Or By Design? Finch Campaign: Ganim Can’t Be Trusted

August 2nd, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In his first campaign mailer, former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to immunize himself from opponent criticism declaring “I did good things as Bridgeport’s Mayor … My opponents are going to launch a tirade of personal attacks against me never before seen in Bridgeport’s history.” Of course opponents will argue never before in Bridgeport’s history did […]

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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]

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Black Rock, A Little Giant Vote

July 31st, 2015 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Black Rock voters are active, informed and choosy about candidates for public office. The Black Rock School voting precinct has roughly 1,500 registered Democrats, below the registration average of city polling districts, with also the highest number of registered Republicans in a GOP-challenged community. The Democratic registration may be small, but it is mighty in […]

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Mario Testa’s ‘Respect’ Thing–Ponders Ganim, Finch, Foster, Fabrizi

July 30th, 2015 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa that he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was in a mood […]

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