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The Times Are Changing

November 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Where did eight years go for Bill Finch? And where did 12 years go for Joe Ganim? Strange as it seems, in one week Finch ends his mayoralty and Ganim commences a historic encore albeit a resumption from 2003. When Ganim receives the oath of office Dec. 1, he will tack on to his standing as […]

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When Red Ink Flows, The Trapdoors Of Election-Year Budgets

November 9th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In 2007, mayoral candidate Bill Finch promised a dubious $600 tax cut as a strategic edge in his Democratic primary struggle over party outsider Chris Caruso with the winner inheriting an election-year budget crafted by incumbent John Fabrizi who had opted out of reelection in the spring following revelations of cocaine use and then seeking […]

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Foster, Ganim, Torres Gear Up For Final Push In Historic Election

October 31st, 2015 · 84 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In the last days of the mayoral campaign, candidates have kicked out final news releases, mail pieces, charges, counter charges, including attempts to correct the record. Democrat Joe Ganim, Republican Rick Torres and petitioning candidate Mary-Jane Foster, the big three of the race, have full daily schedules leading to Tuesday’s vote in this historic election […]

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Surf’s Up! Big Wave Endorses Foster For Mayor

October 27th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Chris Caruso and Joe Ganim attended high school together at Notre Dame. They’ve known each other for about 40 years. Caruso says voters should not return Ganim to the mayor’s office. The two-time mayoral candidate and government reformer who led passage of the state’s landmark campaign finance reform law in the state legislature, has endorsed […]

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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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Finch Drops Out Of Race, Endorses Foster In Show Of Unity

September 30th, 2015 · 175 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Asserting “We must all do our part to ensure Bridgeport’s progress continues and is shared by all,” Mayor Bill Finch, without a ballot spot, dropped out of the race for mayor on Tuesday thrusting his support behind University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane Foster, a petitioning candidate in November’s election. When asked what he can […]

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Kohut Defends Ganim’s Honor

September 14th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics

Following a commentary from former city activist Josh Nessen condemning Joe Ganim, in response city policy wonk Jeff Kohut claims the former mayor is wiser for his experiences. Josh Nessen wrote a detailed, factual piece about the battle between the grassroots movement of the 1990s to ameliorate the plight of the downtrodden people of the […]

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Former City Advocate: Say No To Joe

September 14th, 2015 · 31 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Editor’s note at bottom. Joshua Nessen served as executive director of the advocacy group Greater Bridgeport Interfaith Action that was involved in city issues in the 1990s. In this commentary he “fears that a dangerous collective amnesia has descended upon the city” regarding Joe Ganim’s candidacy for mayor. Nessen’s commentary: From 1991 to 1998 […]

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