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Entries Tagged as 'Enrique “Rick” Torres'

Foster To Resign As UB Executive, ‘Proud Of Contribution’

June 1st, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Effective this Friday two-time mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will resign as vice president of University Relations at the University of Bridgeport. “It’s been a great run,” she wrote in an email to friends “and I’m proud of my contribution to the university but it is time for a new challenge.” In an interview with OIB she […]

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September 2015 Shocker: Revenant Ganim Stuns Finch, Wins Primary, Finch Botches November Ballot Spot

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Is there any doubt about the story of the year in Connecticut’s largest city? Joe Ganim rocketed from political hell to heaven defeating incumbent Bill Finch in the September primary on his way to a general election win. OIB story from primary night: Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday bolstered his quest for redemption shocking Mayor […]

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What’s Tom McCarthy’s Future?

December 28th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

He’s been mum publicly but according to several city employees City Council President Tom McCarthy, who’s also deputy director of Labor Relations, is saying he’ll be off the city payroll likely early in the new year. What will he do? For now Big Mac, normally open with the media, says he has nothing to report […]

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June 2015: Following Historic Shootings, Candidates Spar Over Crime, Ganim Places Finch On Defensive

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Joe Ganim left his mark in many ways in 2015, but where he gained the most traction in his historic comeback was public safety taking Bill Finch to task, particularly the incumbent’s response to an uptick in violent crime. Instead of showing compassion to victims in the face of tragedy Finch dubiously defended lower crime […]

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Mayoral Race Heats Up In May, 2015 OIB News Highlights

December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

2015 May news highlights: The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street […]

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February 2015 News Highlights

December 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

– Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of […]

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2015 News Highlights, Ganim Apologizes In January

December 21st, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

January 1, 2015 started with a political bang. Former Mayor Joe Ganim publicly apologized for the first time in an East End church that he had violated the public trust, setting in motion a historic return that gained national attention.

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Lee Examines City’s Power Point Numbers On Budget

December 17th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee who has mined city budget books for years shares his thoughts following the Ganim administration’s disclosure of a $20 million budget gap. From Lee:

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