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Joemanship–Ganim Asks Malloy For State Police Support

July 29th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Kicking up the campaign rhetoric one day after Governor Dan Malloy endorsed Bill Finch for another term, former Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the governor to authorize state troopers  to supplement city police officers following an increase in gun violence. State Police stepped up when Ganim was mayor in the 1990s after a spike in […]

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Malloy Endorses Finch, ‘A Person We Can Trust’

July 28th, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Calling Mayor Bill Finch “A person we can trust,” Governor Dan Malloy Tuesday afternoon endorsed him for a third, four-year term at the Black Horse Garage where the governor also announced a state grant to expand the workshop of the luxury car restorer in the East End, a pivotal battle ground area where former mayor […]

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Hennessy Endorses Foster, ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’–Trashes Machine

July 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Contending “a machine runs Bridgeport, not the people,” State Rep. Jack Hennessy who represents the city’s North End has endorsed Mary-Jane Foster for mayor.

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Ganim Drops 2,000 Dem Signatures At Registrar’s Office For Ballot Quest

July 28th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim says his campaign has submitted more than 2,000 petition signatures to election officials in his effort to qualify for the September 16 Democratic mayoral primary against party-endorsed incumbent Bill Finch. Ganim needs approximately 1,900 certified signatures from Democratic electors in the city with more than two weeks left to qualify. The […]

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Finch Announces New List For Police Recruits

July 27th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Mayor Bill Finch was joined by police officials and community members in announcing a new list of police recruits, as the city is hiring 100 new police officers.

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Police Investigate Two Murders, Finch Announces Beefed Up Ranks, Ganim Condemns Staffing Levels

July 26th, 2015 · 77 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a violent weekend of shootings, Mayor Bill Finch today announced a new Civil Service list he expects will lead to the hiring of 100 new police officers within two years. Former Mayor Joe Ganim once again criticized police staffing levels.

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Mayoral Candidates And Supporters Splash Here, There, Everywhere

July 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Democratic mayoral challengers to party-endorsed Bill Finch hit the streets, neighborhoods and homes over the weekend, and even in one case supporters of Joe Ganim, a swimming pool to secure signatures to qualify for the September 16 primary.

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City Employee Investigated For Chiding Finch Administration On Ganim Campaign Facebook Page

July 24th, 2015 · 91 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Facebook pages can provide mountain ranges of information about candidates for public office, some of it from the comments section that can touch off controversies. One is brewing based on an article by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart who writes about a city employee under investigation by Labor Relations Director Larry Osborne for criticizing […]

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