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Entries Tagged as 'Donald Trump'

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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Living The Good Life With Joe And Donald, A Cautionary Story Of Power And Temptation

October 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the first in a series of excerpts based on an article I wrote for the October 2004 issue of Connecticut Magazine that shares insight into the downfall of Joe Ganim who’s trying to make a historic rebound following his 2003 conviction on federal corruption charges. It tells the story of what went wrong, […]

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The Pleasure Beach Experience, Bamboo Pole, Minnow On Hook, Bobber And Snapper Blues

June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment

No one really knows if this experiment to reopen Pleasure Beach on Saturday will be successful. This effort by the city is certainly a leap of faith that hopefully will work out. But there’s nothing like bridging the present with nostalgia. The memories … oh the memories of Pleasure Beach. For me, Pleasure Beach was […]

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Skippy Doo Dah! Bronson Blowtorches Rowland, Ganim And Newton In Book About Trump-Wynn Casino Wars

June 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Do you like name dropping? Richard “Skip” Bronson obliges. The War at the Shore authored by Bronson provides an insider’s look at the scorched-earth relationship between gaming giants Donald Trump and Steve Wynn over control of Atlantic City interests. And along the way Bronson chronicles the Connecticut clash between Trump and Wynn, the maneuverings by […]

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Roll The Dice! Time To Expand State Casinos

November 22nd, 2011 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Connecticut is surrounded by casino interlopers. To the north, to the south, to the east and west. New York City has a casino in Queens, Governor Deval Patrick led the charge for gaming in Massachusetts. Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is studying the impact of Bay State casinos on Rhode Island casinos. It’s time for Governor […]

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“Duh, I Couldn’t Win”

May 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · National Politics

“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the presidency.” Translation: I’d have gotten my ass kicked!

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Hook, Line, Sinker–Goofy National Media Bites Trump’s BS

April 21st, 2011 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

What a goof. Donald Trump, America’s modern P.T. Barnum, is giving the national media a paint job. And loving every minute. Four years ago at this time Rudy Giuliani “America’s Mayor” was leading all GOP comers in national presidential polls. He flamed out. So will Donald. Except Rudy really wanted to be president. For Donald, it’s […]

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Say Hello To Mr. Shtick: Trump’s Presidential Advisor

April 12th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

A friend called on Monday: “Lennie, who’s advising Donald Trump on this presidential stuff?” Not me! The guy who’s advising Donald is a guy named Shtick. Who’s Shtick? Donald, of course. For about four years I was a Connecticut media consultant to Trump when he was interested in owning (or ambushing) a casino in Connecticut. Donald is […]

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