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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

Ganim’s Second-Chance Connecticut Challenge–Work Horse Or Show Horse?

April 26th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim returned to office in 2015 on a second-chance message that he hopes resonates on the gubernatorial campaign trial among urban voters across Connecticut. On Wednesday he spoke at the first re-entry reform day at the state capitol with several references to “Hartford mayor” Luke Bronin who recently dropped out of the race for […]

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Public Facilities Chief John Ricci Has Change Of Heart After Packing It In

April 23rd, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Update: Late last week Public Facilities Director John Ricci submitted his retirement papers. Monday morning he called OIB to share that he had a change of heart after what he describes as an outpouring of support urging him to stay. “I am humbled by the encouraging words of people who have asked me to stay,” […]

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Former State Judge Howard T. Owens Jr.–’A Friend In Good Days And Bad’

April 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Howard T. Owens Jr., the lovable eccentric whose endearing gait patrolled the corridors of the Connecticut State Capitol, several state court houses and left a mark on city politics for decades died early Tuesday morning. He was 83.

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Wanted: Regional Business Chief

March 29th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert is one of those entrepreneurs who thinks outside the box, even in his political calculations. In 2015, he was among the few business community leaders to back Joe Ganim’s return as mayor. Just about everyone else weighed in heavily for incumbent Bill Finch in the primary or Mary-Jane Foster in the general election. […]

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City To Launch National Search For Police Chief–Perez: Let’s Do It

March 21st, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday announced the city’s in planning stages to launch a national search for chief of police, a position occupied on technically an acting basis by his friend A.J. Perez who assumed the role more than two years ago following the resignation of Joe Gaudett who took on a city consulting position […]

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As Construction Progresses, Debate Centers On Harding Name

March 14th, 2018 · 45 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

With construction of a new facility to replace Harding High progressing for the next school year, the naming of the school has reemerged. Keep the name or something new? Four years ago then Mayor Bill Finch, whose administration secured property off Boston Avenue from General Electric to build a modern facility, suggested renaming the school […]

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Testa Chairmanship Vote Set For Thursday

March 13th, 2018 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa will seek another two-year term to lead the Democratic Town Committee. Will he have a challenge?

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Gomes Backs Jonathan Harris For Governor

March 2nd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

He didn’t support Joe Ganim for his mayoral comeback and now State Senator Ed Gomes isn’t supporting Ganim for governor. The governor’s race is wide open in both major parties. Gomes, who just turned 82, is backing former state commissioner Jonathan Harris, a once peer in the State Senate. Who’s Jonathan Harris? See here.

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