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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 6th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

How many direct hires has Joe Ganim made since he reclaimed the mayoralty starting December 1? Less than 30, according to a list of discretionary appointments provided by the city following an OIB FOI request.

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Pullman & Comley To Remain As City Bond Counsel

January 12th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport-based law firm Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom will continue, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who says the firm submitted the strongest and least expensive proposal after the city solicited price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut.

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Second To Nunn No More, Pricey Vehicles And Job Flattened

December 18th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning

Andy Nunn, dethroned chief administrative officer under Mayor Bill Finch, had hoped a sea change would carry him to a permanent slot as director of the Port Authority, even authorizing more than $70k for two new vehicles. Nunn’s ship was grounded along the way. For Joe Ganim, this is a bit of déjà vu. As […]

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Fardy: Police Management Must Snap To Attention

December 11th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Law Enforcement

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy asserts Mayor Joe Ganim has his work cut out for him addressing reforms within the Police Department. In this commentary Fardy raises questions about the department’s handling of disciplinary action. Well, Joe Ganim has inherited a pile of problems courtesy of Bill Finch and his management people.

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Scenes From Inauguration Night

December 2nd, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Joseph Peter Ganim has experienced enough highs and lows in life to cause whiplash. Tuesday night with 1,000 in attendance he shared the Klein Memorial Auditorium stage with other elected officials in what is his greatest political triumph, a resurrection few would have predicted. Sue Katz, the University of Bridgeport communications professor who designed the […]

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Ganim Takes Office, Announces Appointments

December 1st, 2015 · 19 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has released an initial list of appointees who will join him in City Hall including the retired FBI agent Ed Adams, who had investigated him, directing the new city office of Government Accountability and Integrity. Most of these positions according to the pay scale published in the latest city budget book are […]

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Who’ll Be Jamming In Joe’s Garage?

November 30th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Rock icon Frank Zappa scored an infectious FM favorite about several band buddies, an unconventional bunch, coming together to play in “Joe’s Garage.” In Joe Ganim’s unorthodox comeback, he’s assembling pieces to an administration both unconventional and even surreal should the former FBI agent who investigated him work in his administration to create an Office […]

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