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Senator Moore Issues Challenge To New Group Of City Council Members

December 4th, 2017 · 22 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

On Sunday, elected officials for City Council, Board of Education and sheriff positions received the oath of office. State Senator Marilyn Moore has a challenge for the incoming class of council members: “walk a path that lifts the entire city up and that they make informed decisions and not just political ones.” Moore is being […]

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Build A Statue Of Margaret Morton

February 16th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Controversy abounded about the statue relocation of engineering pioneer Lewis Latimer that seems to be resolved by Mayor Joe Ganim declaring Thursday it will continue to front the Margaret Morton Government Center. It’s a mighty fine statue that should remain displayed prominently, but how many visitors who approach the Downtown concourse know anything about the […]

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Who Is Joe Ganim? The Early Years

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]

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Finch Has Mountain To Climb, Chases History In November

September 18th, 2015 · 163 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: Bridgeport CT Democratic Primary Unofficial Results 16Sep2015. Bridgeport CT Republican Primary Unofficial Results 16Sep2015. Bill Finch is trying to achieve what has never been done before in city history, an incumbent mayor losing a primary and then winning the general election. On Thursday he announced publicly for the first time in an eblast to […]

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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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What’s Mario Testa’s Strategy For A Mayoral Endorsement?

June 2nd, 2015 · 160 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Testa sets endorsement date July 21 (earliest day possible) June has arrived, time to examine Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s crystal ball to set a date for the party endorsement for mayor and other municipal offices in July. The date is key toward the Democratic primary lineup in September.

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The Wacky World Of Mayoral Politics

April 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Howard Gardner says he’s going all the way. Charlie Coviello says the same thing. A lot of political positioning is underway for a potential September Democratic mayoral primary in a challenge of two-term incumbent Bill Finch. While Gardner and Coviello are officially in the race, former Mayor Joe Ganim and 2011 candidate Mary-Jane Foster are […]

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Gardner: Good Night’s Sleep, Mr. Mayor? The Quest To Work For All Citizens

January 14th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Education

Board of Education member Howard Gardner, considering a mayoral run, shares this commentary about the need for a city that works for “all its citizens.” If I’ve learned anything during my first 12 months on the Bridgeport Board of Education, it is this–education reform is hard; not hard as being insolvable; hard in that it […]

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