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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

Will They Ever Catch Up? Filling Board and Commission Vacancies

July 1st, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Bill Finch had this problem. Joe Ganim too. Whether effort for the task, administrative disorganization, lack of interest by the public to serve, background check logjam; filling vacancies to boards and commissions has been a quagmire for a decade.

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Filmmaker Seeks Access To Ganim-Case Wiretaps, Federal Judge Recuses Himself

June 26th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer has recused himself from presiding over a federal complaint by Fairfield-based filmmaker Thomas K. Reilly who seeks disclosure of Department of Justice wiretap recordings from the 2003 prosecution of Mayor Joe Ganim. Meyer, who worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office but had no involvement in the Ganim case, […]

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Political Revolt Or A Glitch? Primary Season Beckons

June 21st, 2017 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Four weeks from party endorsements that haven’t meant a whole lot in recent years candidates for City Council are surfacing, including in the 130th District where OIB friend Pete Spain and Christina Smith have formed a coalition in the Black Rock/West End District to challenge Democratic incumbents Scott Burns and Katie Bukovsky in a September […]

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Mayor Moonlights As UB Professor

June 8th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim generally does not enjoy idle time. If he can fill time running a city, working out, running for statewide office, raising money, fixing holes in fences, logging frequent flier miles overseas and anything else that floods his brain, so be it. And oh yes, teaching a weekly political science course at the […]

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Major Newspaper Purchases And Clicks For Hearst Connecticut Media

June 5th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Hearst Connecticut Media owns the Connecticut Post as well as dailies in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich. Add the New Haven Register and two other Connecticut dailies to the list. And Connecticut Magazine too. As former Mayor Bill Finch said often, “It’s all about the clicks.”

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Does Ganim’s “Welcoming City” Provide The Right Balance?

May 30th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

What was proposed as a “sanctuary city” to Mayor Joe Ganim was spun into a “Welcoming City” that now includes a municipal Park City identification card that can access city services, register a child for school, obtain a library card, cash a check, file a complaint with the police department “regardless of the individual’s immigration […]

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OIB Marks 10 Years, Reserve Your Calendars June 7, Party Time

May 29th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Happy anniversary. Happy birthday. Happy whatever you wanna call it day. On this day 10 years ago May 29, 2007, OIB made its debut. There’s only one thing to do under the circumstances: throw a party! June 7, 5:30pm at the delizioso Trattoria ‘A Vucchella, 272 Fairfield Avenue in beautiful Downtown Bridgeport. Scrumptious finger foods, […]

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City Council Romper Room–The Play For Legislative Leader

May 22nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

For a traditionally sleepy cycle, there’s a wake of moving parts in this election season featuring offices for City Council and Board of Education. One key part is whether City Council President Tom McCarthy will seek reelection to his North End seat. On Sunday Big Mac said he hasn’t made a decision.

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