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Reel Fun, Traffic Jam Hooked On East Side, Bridgeport Bass Pro Shops Opens To Thousands

November 19th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Thousands of enthusiastic customers Wednesday night flooded the opening of Bass Pro Shops, the anchor tenant to the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side more than 30 years in the making, outgoing Mayor Bill Finch’s economic development legacy. Bass Pro is an incredible 150,000-square-foot indoor experience for its “Outdoor World” featuring fishing, boating, […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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CT Post Endorses Foster For Mayor

November 2nd, 2015 · 45 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Connecticut Post endorsement isn’t just your typical here’s why you should vote for Mary-Jane Foster. It’s essentially a full page ad in Sunday’s hard copy edition featuring a potent header “Move the city ahead with Mayor Foster” that also includes a blow up graphic of her ballot spot on Row G. There’s not a […]

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Panuzio Calls Foster Sunshine And Blue Sky

October 29th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In a read similar to an editorial board endorsement, former Republican Mayor Nick Panuzio, 1971-75, shares his support for Mary-Jane Foster for mayor. This commentary first appeared in the CT Post. The mayor’s race in Bridgeport this year is “classic Bridgeport.” While there are many mayoral candidates for the Nov. 3 election, the two main […]

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Herbert Makes Pitch For Ganim

October 28th, 2015 · 42 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team with Mary-Jane Foster, writes in a commentary that also appeared in the CT Post that “Bridgeport voters need to elect the party-endorsed Democrat candidate for Mayor of Bridgeport: Joe Ganim.” From Herbert: Right off the bat, I acknowledge I don’t really have a dog in this […]

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No ‘Silver Spoon,’ Foster Mailer Highlights Overcoming Odds

October 12th, 2015 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In campaigns, you lay groundwork introducing the candidate to voters followed by specificity on issues such as taxes, public safety, education, job creation and development. In her first mail piece after the Democratic primary, Mary-Jane Foster introduces herself to general election voters focused on telling her story growing up in a broken family, putting herself […]

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Ballot Order Set For Mayor In Historic Ganim Comeback Quest

October 10th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Seven candidates for mayor will appear on the November 3 general election ballot in this historic campaign cycle in which Joe Ganim seeks to cement redemption as the Democratic nominee, Mary-Jane Foster positions to stop him as a petitioning Democratic alternative and Enrique Torres offers a Republican voice outside the political establishment. Charlie Coviello, running […]

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A Month Remains To Election–Is There An October Surpise?

October 5th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four weeks left to this historic, bizarre, wacky, surreal, twisty yo-yo of a mayoral election. And we’re not done yet. Time to take inventory how we got to this point and the fascination of the general election.

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