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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]

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Joemanship–Ganim Asks Malloy For State Police Support

July 29th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Kicking up the campaign rhetoric one day after Governor Dan Malloy endorsed Bill Finch for another term, former Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the governor to authorize state troopers  to supplement city police officers following an increase in gun violence. State Police stepped up when Ganim was mayor in the 1990s after a spike in […]

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Malloy Endorses Finch, ‘A Person We Can Trust’

July 28th, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Calling Mayor Bill Finch “A person we can trust,” Governor Dan Malloy Tuesday afternoon endorsed him for a third, four-year term at the Black Horse Garage where the governor also announced a state grant to expand the workshop of the luxury car restorer in the East End, a pivotal battle ground area where former mayor […]

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Malloy Touts Solar Power in City

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release: Governor Malloy toured the house of Susan Young in Bridgeport on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to view the installation of solar power and energy efficiency measures–financed through a public-private partnership between PosiGen and the Connecticut Green Bank. The innovative financing program combines a solar lease with an energy savings agreement to lower the […]

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Business Leaders Decry Ganim

July 18th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

From the Finch campaign: Here’s what business leaders and investors had to say about Joe Ganim and whether or not he hurts business development and investment in Bridgeport just by him moving back to Bridgeport and running for office again:

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Foster Outlines 50-Day Plan As Mayor

July 11th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

What will a Mary-Jane Foster administration look like if she’s elected mayor? The Democratic candidate on Friday issued a plan for her first 50 days in office: ● The first thing I will do is have an independent audit conducted of the City’s budget ● I will meet with each department in City Hall to […]

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Debating Education Choice, Parent Expresses Hope In Funding Of Charter Schools

July 6th, 2015 · 70 Comments · Education, News and Events

City school parent Wanda Simmons’ daughter will attend the new Capital Prep Harbor School, founded by educator Steve Perry, recently funded with the backing of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Charter schools have their share of detractors including school board candidate Maria Pereira who argue they siphon funds from traditional school districts. It […]

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Pereira Recalls State Takeover Of Schools Overturned By Supreme Court

July 4th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira was an elected member of the Board of Education four years ago when a majority of the body voted to throw in the towel and ask the state of Connecticut to run city schools. Pereira, once again seeking a seat on the school board, shares her thoughts on the four-year anniversary. As Bridgeport […]

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