With equal lashings for her chief opponents Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster made her official announcement Thursday night at the Holiday Inn Downtown pledging to reform and clean up city government asserting “We will never attract new taxpaying businesses and we can never expect Hartford to support what Bridgeport […]
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June 5th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
May 28th, 2015 · 6 Comments · News and Events
News release from State Rep. Steve Stafstrom: State Representative Steven Stafstrom (D-Bridgeport) hailed state House passage late Wednesday of a bill that allows Bridgeport the time the city needs to study the potential benefits of implementing land value taxation. The bill also provides an economic benefit to the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and to the […]
May 27th, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Saying “I’m running for mayor because we deserve better,” Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will formally announce her candidacy June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown, according to a news release she issued Tuesday.
May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.
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May 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Saying he “learned some very tough lessons” from his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, former Mayor Joe Ganim has officially entered the race for the city’s top position filing a candidate committee on Tuesday after raising more than $50,000 in one night in an exploratory phase two weeks ago. Ganim plans a formal […]
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May 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Asserting former Mayor Joe Ganim “had his time” and Mayor Bill Finch is a “glaring disappointment” Mary-Jane Foster appeared on Mike Bellamy’s Coffee Break Chat Friday morning on radio station WICC following her formation of a candidate committee for mayor on Monday. Foster lost a Democratic primary to Finch in 2011. She made several things […]
May 1st, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The first 500 fans attending the May 6 Bluefish baseball game will go home with a Mayor Bill Finch Bobblehead. Can’t ya just see former Fish owner Mary-Jane Foster and former Mayor Joe Ganim whose administration built the ballpark at Harbor Yard lined up for a Finch bobblehead?
April 27th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
University of Bridgeport vice president Mary-Jane Foster, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team, joined the race for mayor Monday morning filing a candidate committee in the Town Clerk’s Office, her second run for the city’s top post she lost in a Democratic primary to Mayor Bill Finch in 2011.