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Who Is Joe Ganim? The Early Years

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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Timpanelli: Transform The Barnum Festival Into An Economic Driver

October 18th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum, and on Thursday Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 25 years as president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, was introduced as the 2014 Barnum Festival ringmaster at Sacred Heart University where he graduated, and followed up with a teaching profession, election as Trumbull’s […]

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Ringmaster’s Remarkable Ride On Roosevelt The Camel Thrills Barnum Festival Crowd

June 23rd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Barnum Festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom promised a Barnum blast Saturday night and he didn’t disappoint. Decked out in ringmaster red, he thrilled 500 spectators at the Ringmaster’s Ball at Seaside Park riding under the big top on a camel named Roosevelt, on land donated to the city by 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum whose statue […]

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Black Rockers Celebrate Neighborhood

June 10th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

There’s something special about the neighborhood pride in Black Rock, that cool waterfront hamlet that runs east of Ash Creek at the Fairfield line right up to I-95 on Fairfield Avenue. Yes, there’s debate about where the eastern border of the neighborhood ends, but no doubt about the level of community enthusiasm throughout the year, […]

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Ringmaster Stafstrom: Fun, Fun, Fun!

September 7th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

To know 2013 Barnum Festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom is to know someone who enjoys the good life. And it was a note he sounded as he donned the signature ringmaster’s red jacket sounding an enthusiastic theme about the city’s future and his year leading the 65th annual salute to P.T. Barnum, the 19th-century mayor, showman […]

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Step Right Up! John Stafstrom To Be Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 6th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

He has a deep rolodex that includes names and numbers of political, governmental and business contacts, strong relationships with decision makers in Hartford such as Governor Dannel Malloy, and today (Thursday) former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom who is something of a ringmaster when it comes to city politics will be named the 2013 Ringmaster […]

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Stafstrom, Key State Political Player And Legal Mind

August 27th, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom has emerged as the pulse center for structuring financial packages for business recruitment whether for the state’s Jackson Laboratory deal on behalf of the University of Connecticut or closer to home the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side expected to be the home of Bass Pro Shops. […]

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