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The Chairman Speaks–Mario Predicts Close Primary Result

August 29th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa, his relationship with Mayor Bill Finch frosty, tells CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart “I’m the chairman. If they need the help, if they need somebody, they got to come to me. Why should I go to them?” Mario plays coy when asked who’ll get his primary vote after pledging to break […]

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Finch Campaign Reminds Voters Of Ganim’s Conviction

August 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The latest Finch campaign hit piece on Joe Ganim focuses on the former mayor’s felonious credentials as a result of his conviction on corruption charges in 2003. The two-sided mailer shows an image of a prison cell with the declaration “For Ganim, this was just another day at the office.”

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Ganim Mailer Focuses On Taxes And Crime

August 28th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim’s newest mail piece expected to hit mailboxes within the next few days features a two-sided message of an image of him with the Webster Bank Arena built during his tenure and the flip side railing against high taxes and high crime.

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Finch Breaks Ground For New High School To Replace Harding

August 28th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch today conducted a groundbreaking for construction of a new high school to replace the 90-year-old Harding on property owned by General Electric off Boston Avenue that he would like named Barack Obama High School. The school is scheduled for completion in 2018.

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Ganim Wants More Access To Crime Information, City Departments

August 28th, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim is calling on the Finch administration to provide daily crime statistics following a question raised by Wednesday night’s debate moderator Ken Dixon of the Connecticut Post. Every Friday police officials meet with media representatives to review crime statistics.

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Watch The Democratic Mayoral Forum

August 28th, 2015 · 19 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Watch the complete Democratic primary debate.

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Vandals Cut Through Ganim’s Fence

August 28th, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The patch job Joe Ganim performed on a fence near Trumbull Gardens to keep out perpetrators has been perped. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:

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‘Smart Woman,’ Measured Man, Emotional Mayor

August 27th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Debates are all about risk-reward factors. For some incumbents such as Bill Finch it’s not a question of whether you emerge as a winner, but getting out of there with no blood on the floor. Challengers Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster had everything to gain against a mightily financed incumbent that allowed them a platform. […]

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