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Any Mayoral Takers Against Ganim?

October 8th, 2018 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Need a java jolt for this election cycle? Four weeks to the general election featuring races for governor, General Assembly and federal offices. So far it’s been rather sleepy with the Supreme Court confirmation hearings gripping interest nationally. Still, there’s a lot on the line in Connecticut with an open seat for governor and the State […]

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Forget The Absentee Ballots, Here’s Your Chance, Pony Up $7,500 For Stefanowski

October 5th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bang the bongos. Toot the trumpets. Grind the guitars. The cash-strapped Bridgeport Republican Town Committee has donated $7,500 to the gubernatorial campaign of Bob Stefanowski tucked in a battle with Democratic standard bearer Ned Lamont. Bridgeport resident John Slater, vice chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party, issued a call to action in an eblast urging […]

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Working Families Party Endorses More Than 100 Candidates In Connecticut

September 24th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Working Families Party has endorsed a record 107 candidates for the November general election placing them on Row C including all six Democrats seeking statewide constitutional offices led by top-of-ticket Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz facing Republicans Bob Stefanowski and Joe Markley. The Connecticut Independent Party has emerged as a Republican antidote to […]

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As Moore Ponders Future, State Funds Flow To City

September 14th, 2018 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore, co-chair of the General Assembly’s Bonding Subcommittee, on Thursday announced the expected approval of nearly $15 million in state funds including dollars for the demolition of the Pleasure Beach Bridge, renovations to city-owned McLevy Hall and capping the closed landfill at Seaside Park. The State Bond Commission is scheduled to approve the […]

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Meanwhile, Moore Receives Kudos For WPCA Action

September 14th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Black Rocker around town John Marshall Lee shares this commentary about Marilyn Moore’s legislative oversight of the collection practices at the Water Pollution Control Authority. HISTORY: For several years complaints were raised from Bridgeport property owners about the collection efforts of the Bridgeport WPCA regarding outstanding unpaid sewer bills with fees. If they were not […]

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Ganim Segues To Mayoral Election

September 14th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

See Ganim’s finance report for governor here. From Brian Lockhart CT Post: Mayor Joe Ganim spent nearly $850,000 in his unsuccessful bid for governor, and not only is he out a $60,000 personal loan, but he chipped in another $3,500 to help get his campaign’s budget in the black.

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Tuesday Night Fights–Pereira Arrested At Success Village Flareup

September 13th, 2018 · 37 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira was arrested Tuesday night following a heated altercation at a residents meeting of Success Village to remove a co-op board member politically aligned with Pereira. She was charged with criminal trespass in the first degree, breach of peace, interfering with an officer and escorted out in cuffs by police. […]

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Roach Reappointed To Cop Board

September 5th, 2018 · 92 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

By a 12-7 vote of the City Council Tuesday night mayoral appointee Danny Roach, Democratic district leader in Black Rock, will serve another term on the Police Commission. Kyle Langan, Ernie Newton, Karen Jackson, Christina Smith, Pete Spain, Maria Valle and Maria Viggiano cast no votes. Mary McBride Lee was absent.

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