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Where Finch Failed, Ganim Honors University Of Bridgeport

January 15th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

So many items can lead a list of reasons Joe Ganim vanquished Bill Finch in last September’s Democratic primary. Among them was Finch’s fantastical grudge against the University of Bridgeport that had once employed him. Rather than acting mayoral and embracing the university’s brain power, economic impact, expansion and cultural contributions, Finch selfishly made it […]

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City Council Rejects Controversial Finch Labor Agreement

December 31st, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: How they voted. Facing a mega budget deficit, at the urging of Mayor Joe Ganim, the Bridgeport City Council in a special meeting Wednesday night voted 12-3 to rescind controversial pay raises approved in a labor agreement covering about 150 city employees for a five-year period starting July 1, 2013. Those city employees have […]

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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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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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What’s Stuffed In Your Holiday Sock? More Elections!

December 7th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

A new mayor, new city clerk, new town clerk, new school board members, several new City Council members. The 2015 election cycle was arguably a once in a lifetime extravaganza. Not only did Joe Ganim make a historic comeback, he did so knocking off an incumbent in a primary, a first in city mayoral elections. […]

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No Ink Love For Gardner And Coviello, But Could They Be Factors If They Make The Ballot?

August 14th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Every day someone asks who’s gonna win the September 16 Democratic mayoral primary? And every day, so far at least, no clear picture has emerged that makes this a slam dunk with so many variables in play.

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Say Hello To The 90 Most Popular People In Bridgeport

July 21st, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

I love you, I need you, I want you. They’re being schmoozed and boozed, urged, cajoled, worked, and some promised this and that. They’re popular today, perhaps not so Tuesday night depending on how the 90 members of the Democratic Town Committee cast their endorsement vote for mayor, Bill Finch or Joe Ganim, at Testo’s […]

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Ganim, Maya, Hudson Announce Ticket A Week From Convention

July 13th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Hoping history repeats itself with incumbent Fleeta Hudson as his city clerk running mate from 1991 and a new addition with Town Clerk Alma Maya, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced Monday afternoon on the steps of City Hall “a diverse ticket” that has “been in battles for the betterment of Bridgeport.”

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