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Foster: Honest Choice For Change

July 7th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Foster statement on Trumbull Gardens shooting. Asserting “the past haunts us and the present fails us,” Mary-Jane Foster opened her campaign headquarters Downtown Monday evening telling 60 supporters she’s the “honest choice for change” against Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim.

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Ganim Campaign Haul More Than $200K In About Two Months

July 6th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim will report roughly $223,000 raised in his first quarter as a candidate seeking a comeback against a mightily financed incumbent Bill Finch. Most of Ganim’s campaign cash was raised in the last two months.

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Finch Campaign Kickoff

July 6th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

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Railroad Station Design, Airport Improvements On City Council Agenda

July 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The Bridgeport City Council begins its summer session Monday night, one regularly scheduled meeting for July and August. While the mayor’s race is getting most of the attention, this is also an election year for the council.

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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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Pereira Recalls State Takeover Of Schools Overturned By Supreme Court

July 4th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira was an elected member of the Board of Education four years ago when a majority of the body voted to throw in the towel and ask the state of Connecticut to run city schools. Pereira, once again seeking a seat on the school board, shares her thoughts on the four-year anniversary. As Bridgeport […]

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Ganim Receives Endorsement Of Police Union, ‘Works With All Groups’

July 3rd, 2015 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, seeking a comeback following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, on Thursday overwhelmingly received the endorsement of the Bridgeport Police Union Local 1159 that represents nearly 400 city police officers.

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Foster: Finch Using Taxpayer Dollars To Promote Reelection

July 3rd, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The smiling face of Marshan Coleman who owes more than $13,000 in back car taxes appears in a city promotional brochure mailed with city tax bills this week. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is crying foul, asserting, “It’s bad enough that Bridgeport residents are forced to hear that the city with the highest taxes in […]

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