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Ganim’s First Mailer: ‘Made Mistakes, Paid For Them’–Were They Mistakes Or By Design? Finch Campaign: Ganim Can’t Be Trusted

August 1st, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In his first campaign mailer, former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to immunize himself from opponent criticism declaring “I did good things as Bridgeport’s Mayor … My opponents are going to launch a tirade of personal attacks against me never before seen in Bridgeport’s history.” Of course opponents will argue never before in Bridgeport’s history did […]

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Black Rock, A Little Giant Vote

July 31st, 2015 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Black Rock voters are active, informed and choosy about candidates for public office. The Black Rock School voting precinct has roughly 1,500 registered Democrats, below the registration average of city polling districts, with also the highest number of registered Republicans in a GOP-challenged community. The Democratic registration may be small, but it is mighty in […]

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Moms Urge State Police Support

July 29th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Tuesday evening, following two weekend murders, mothers assembled in front of the Troop G Barracks Downtown urging State Police assistance to supplement city police ranks. Troop G was relocated from Westport to Bridgeport more than 20 years ago by then Governor Lowell Weicker in response to violent crime.

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Police Investigate Two Murders, Finch Announces Beefed Up Ranks, Ganim Condemns Staffing Levels

July 26th, 2015 · 77 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a violent weekend of shootings, Mayor Bill Finch today announced a new Civil Service list he expects will lead to the hiring of 100 new police officers within two years. Former Mayor Joe Ganim once again criticized police staffing levels.

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West Side Story In Nude

July 25th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

There’s nothing like a pair of 79-year-old cashews blowing in the breeze. What’s going on in this world when a near octogenarian cannot air out his twins on the balcony of his Cartright Street apartment.

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City Employee Investigated For Chiding Finch Administration On Ganim Campaign Facebook Page

July 24th, 2015 · 91 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Facebook pages can provide mountain ranges of information about candidates for public office, some of it from the comments section that can touch off controversies. One is brewing based on an article by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart who writes about a city employee under investigation by Labor Relations Director Larry Osborne for criticizing […]

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Ayala’s Motor Vehicle Skid

July 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon CT Post: With egg on his face, if not motor oil, Motor Vehicles Commissioner Andres Ayala Jr. has apologized for ordering driver-training schools to mislead their students on the source of a three month delay for driver’s license tests.

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Testa Says He’ll Break Tie For Ganim At Party Endorsement For Mayor

July 21st, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the eve of the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor, Town Chair Mario Testa announced if need be he’d break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim over incumbent Bill Finch, blowing his top over what he says is the state party sending down a legal observer to keep tabs on what could be […]

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