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City Council Forum In Black Rock

October 20th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area will lead a free open forum tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center on Fairfield Avenue featuring candidates for City Council in the 130th District that covers Black Rock and a portion of the West End. One of those candidates is Enrique Torres […]

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Ganim Says Finch Engaging In Public Safety Public Relations Stunts

June 30th, 2015 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Calling Mayor Bill Finch’s Monday morning gun violence roundtable with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal “political theater,” former Mayor Joe Ganim asserts Finch should stop “engaging in PR stunts and take specific steps to improve public safety in Trumbull Gardens and throughout the rest of Bridgeport.” Finch’s campaign manager responded that Ganim is politicizing a tragedy.

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State House Candidates Spar Over Conflicts, Taxes, Development

February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]

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Political Food Fight! Who Looks Better In An Apron, Torres Or Stafstrom?

February 19th, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

A little fun, a little gamesmanship, maybe a little flattery as well has entered the February 24 State House special election race between Democrat Steve Stafstrom and Republican Enrique Torres.

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Hector Diaz Calls On Political Friends For State House Run

February 17th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

About a week from the February 24 special election for State House, former State Representative Hector Diaz hosted a who’s who of political supporters at a recent campaign rally in Black Rock including former Mayor Joe Ganim, former City Councilman Tito Ayala as well as former NBA hoop star Wes Matthews. Hey Joe, you shoot […]

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Beating Journalistic Tom-Toms, Foley Takes To Streets To Greet The Peeps

June 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

If Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Tom Foley isn’t elected the state’s chief executive, can he make it as a street reporter? Foley took to the streets of New Haven to make good on his pledge to spend more time in Connecticut’s cities. Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat […]

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Bringing Tax Issue To The Max In Black Rock–Will It Work?

February 20th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One sure way to grab the attention of a homeowner in Black Rock, where voter turnout is easily the highest in the city, is to ask: “Are you happy with your property taxes?” That’s what former State Representative Lee Samowitz is doing on behalf of his Democratic Town Committee slate in the 130th District taking […]

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Foley Makes Formal Announcement For Governor With Emphasis On Cities, Could Walker Be Running Mate?

January 30th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When Tom Foley announced his exploratory campaign for governor at the Burroughs Community Center last September he acknowledged Republicans must perform better in Democratic strongholds with a promise to spend more time in cities. We’ll see if he puts words into action. The U.S. ambassador to Ireland under George W. Bush made his formal announcement […]

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