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Downtown Development And Other City Projects To Receive State Support

January 27th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Downtown North, as it’s called, is not the most inviting gateway for visitors coming off the Route 25-8 Connector. Once beyond the Cardinal Shehan Center youth sanctuary, a series of abandoned and boarded-up buildings greet arrivals along Main Street. Redevelopment of Downtown North that started under the Finch administration will receive a boost Friday morning […]

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Will Dennis Bradley Challenge Ed Gomes For State Senate?

January 19th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In politics timing is everything. Is the time right for Board of Education chairman Dennis Bradley to challenge State Senator Ed Gomes?

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Job Demolished, Rosario Spends Last Day As City Blight Director

December 23rd, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Just days before Christmas, State Rep. Chris Rosario is no longer employed by the city. Last week, Mayor Joe Ganim bulldozed Rosario’s job as director of the anti-blight program. His last day on the job was Tuesday.

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Blight Chief Rosario Notified Of Layoff, Rising Star Has Bumping Rights

December 16th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

State Rep. Chris Rosario’s days as director of Anti-Blight in the Neighborhood Revitalization department have ended. The Democratic leader for the 136th District and a strong supporter of former Mayor Bill Finch received a layoff notice on Tuesday. He has bumping rights to another city position that he plans to pursue. Deb Sims, another Finch […]

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State Loan Assists Wade’s Dairy Expansion, “You Can Whip Our Cream, But You Can’t Beat Our Milk”

December 12th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The State Bond Commission on Friday approved a $975,000 loan to assist Wade’s Dairy with expansion of its Barnum Avenue facility on the East Side. Doug Wade, president of the family-owned business, says the dairy is poised for a long-term future in the city.

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What’s Stuffed In Your Holiday Sock? More Elections!

December 7th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

A new mayor, new city clerk, new town clerk, new school board members, several new City Council members. The 2015 election cycle was arguably a once in a lifetime extravaganza. Not only did Joe Ganim make a historic comeback, he did so knocking off an incumbent in a primary, a first in city mayoral elections. […]

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Ganim Builds City Unity, Hennessy: More Contact With Ganim In One Week Than Finch In Eight Years

November 10th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim says it’s no longer us versus them, a point he made Monday in a series of meetings with Congressman Jim Himes, members of the city’s state legislative delegation and some members of the City Council focused on working together. In the coming days, according to a news release issued by Ganim, he […]

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Crunch Time! One Week Left To Election, Sizing Up Ganim, Foster, Torres

October 26th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim carries a refrain inside his head that goes something like this, “I’ve come too far, I’ve come too far.” Ganim won the Democratic primary in historic fashion, knocking off an incumbent mayor. He danced on a table, followers exploded with joy both in praise of Ganim’s comeback and with glee that he had […]

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