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City Council Brawl Bashes Taxpayers

October 6th, 2015 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The City Council brawl in 2010 that made national news is costing taxpayers $85,000. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more here. The fight was precipitated by then City Councilwoman Evette Brantley, who’s seeking election to her West Side district seat, after losing it in 2013.

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Pluto Politics–Will Bridgeport Be A Punchline Of Jokes?

October 3rd, 2015 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Sometimes outsiders are so disengaged about local city politics and the viewpoint of urban voters, they may as well be from Pluto. CT Post reporter Ken Dixon examines the outside angst over Joe Ganim’s possible return to City Hall and what it could mean to the investment world. To say that Democratic leaders from throughout […]

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Foster: Most Important Election In City History, Urges Supporters To Bring Home A Victory

October 1st, 2015 · 84 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Addressing more than 100 supporters both old and new at her Downtown campaign headquarters Wednesday night, Mary-Jane Foster kicked off a five-week compressed general election cycle one day after an endorsement from Mayor Bill Finch declaring “this is the most important election” in city history as she hopes to build an infrastructure of support to […]

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Bassick Student Shot Dead In The Hollow

September 30th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

A 17-year-old Bassick High School student was shot dead Tuesday night near Madison Avenue and Frank Street in The Hollow, according to police. This is the city’s 13th homicide.

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Ganim, The Political Road Runner, Frustrates Finch

September 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport’s 2015 mayoral campaign could easily be the latest entry into Looney Tunes, a campy brew of chutzpah, animation, sensation and frustration (Bill Finch) driven by Joe Ganim. Beep Beep!

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Torres Tells Finch To Get Lost, ‘All Of A Sudden They Found Jesus’–Coviello Holds Firm As Well

September 22nd, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

With limited options in desperation mode, Mayor Bill Finch Monday evening met with Republican candidate for mayor Enrique Torres urging him to vacate his line so that Finch could run on the GOP line in the general election against Democratic nominee Joe Ganim. Torres rejected Finch’s offer that included several good government initiatives that Torres wants […]

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Comeback Kid Ganim Wins Democratic Primary, Finch Vows General Election Run

September 16th, 2015 · 168 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday bolstered his quest for redemption shocking Mayor Bill Finch in a tight Democratic primary by roughly 400 votes, according to unofficial returns. Ganim received 6,264 votes to Finch’s 5,859, according to unofficial returns including absentee ballots. Mary-Jane Foster finished a distant third with 1,177. Get ready for the November […]

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Subway Founder Fred DeLuca Dies, Bridgeport Native

September 15th, 2015 · 16 Comments · News and Events

From the CT Post: Subway founder Fred DeLuca has died, a company spokeswoman has confirmed.

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