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Foster: Stop The Insanity, Bridgeport Deserves Better–Chides Finch And Ganim In Campaign Speech

June 5th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

With equal lashings for her chief opponents Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster made her official announcement Thursday night at the Holiday Inn Downtown pledging  to reform and clean up city government asserting “We will never attract new taxpaying businesses and we can never expect Hartford to support what Bridgeport […]

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Government Reform Bill Dies In State House, Killed By Union Leadership

June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]

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Malloy, Legislators At Odds Over Charter School Funding

May 30th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy’s insistence to fund two new charter schools, including one in Bridgeport, could be a stumbling block to closing a budget deal in the final days of the General Assembly. Charter schools receive public funds but operate independent of traditional school districts.

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Moore And Gomes Deck Mixed Martial Arts Blood Bath

May 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · News and Events

Former State Senator, now state motor vehicle commissioner, Andres Ayala promoted legislation to allow the Mixed Martial Arts blood spectacles at the Webster Bank Arena. With Ayala behind the wheel of the DMV, the state senators representing Bridgeport, Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, have counted it out.

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Steelpointe Harbor Project Set To Receive State Funding Boost

May 6th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: Finch statement. The state Bond Commission on Monday is scheduled to approve $9 million to assist with phase 1 of shoreline improvements for the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, according to a news release issued by the city’s legislative delegation.

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Senator Gomes Joins Foster And Other Mayoral Candidates For Discussion On Race

May 4th, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

After a brutally cold winter, what a weekend for mayoral candidates to walk, knock on doors and greet the peeps. State Senator Ed Gomes joined candidate Mary-Jane Foster at a barbershop for “a conversation in the West End on race,” according to Foster’s Facebook page.

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Foster: Politics Is A Rough Game And These Guys Play Rough

May 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Asserting former Mayor Joe Ganim “had his time” and Mayor Bill Finch is a “glaring disappointment” Mary-Jane Foster appeared on Mike Bellamy’s Coffee Break Chat Friday morning on radio station WICC  following her formation of a candidate committee for mayor on Monday. Foster lost a Democratic primary to Finch in 2011. She made several things […]

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