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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

For Ganim A Sense Of Humor And Political Focus As Mayor

August 15th, 2018 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

A sense of humor is a must in politics, putting your bruised ego aside, especially after an ass-kicking … like “I thought Halloween was the scariest night of the year.” Mayor Joe Ganim got his butt kicked statewide on Tuesday with just 19 percent of the Democratic vote, winning only his home city that also […]

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Mark It Up! Attorney Anastasi Retires And Returns With A Fatter Paycheck

August 2nd, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

If you have value as a municipal lawyer, retire, collect your pension of more than $75,000 per year, and return to pad your paycheck $112,950 more as a paid outside attorney. Not a bad deal, eh? Mark Anastasi who served for more than two decades as chief of the City Attorney’s Office is the latest […]

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Moore, City’s Legislative Delegation, Boost Improvements For Barnum And Discovery Museums

July 25th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore’s recent ascension as Senate chair of the State Bond Commission is paying dividends for Bridgeport in the city-suburban district she represents. Working with Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation Moore shepherded nearly $7 million for infrastructure and repairs for the Barnum Museum that was plagued by a tornado that hit Downtown eight years […]

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Weighing A Ganim Challenge–Does Marilyn Want Moore?

July 8th, 2018 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s raising money, banging phones, crashing festivals, schmoozing voters all across the state in his Runyonesque run for governor while trying to balance the duties of his elected office, something a Ned Lamont supporter who very well could be a Ganim mayoral opponent next year declares is “double-dipping” receiving a salary during his job […]

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Is Lamont Nervous About Ganim? Maybe, Maybe Not–In Campaigns Appearances Matter

July 6th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Less than six weeks from primaries for governor; is anyone engaged other than candidates, party insiders and political junkies? In 2010, the last time Democrats had a two-way primary race for governor, party-endorsed Dan Malloy defeated Ned Lamont. The state turnout, according to statistics posted on the Connecticut Secretary of the State website, was about […]

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McCarthy Bids Goodbye To City Council A Second Time

June 19th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

He thought he had bid farewell to the City Council last year, but just when he thought he was out former council President Tom McCarthy was pulled back in courtesy of court intervention involving a Democratic primary in the 133rd District that looks like it will finally be resolved in the upcoming general election.

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For The Love Of Money, Taxpayer Money

June 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In what was Tom McCarthy’s likely final City Council meeting, a constant presence for many of those years, fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, barked out a series of questions to members of the legislative body during the public speaking portion of the evening, wondering if proper attention is spent on the expenditure of taxpayer dough.

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When In Congress, Go Back To Congress Street Bridge, Himes Returns

June 12th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ten years ago, challenging incumbent Republican Chris Shays, Jim Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing Shays on his failure to deliver bucks for a replacement drawbridge over the Pequonnock River to reconnect the East Side with Downtown forcing headquarters for the city’s Fire Department to navigate a longer route for responses after the bridge […]

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