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Ganim Makes Pitch For Forgiveness And Redemption, ‘A Bridgeport That Works For Everyone,’ West Side Resident

March 17th, 2015 · 35 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: Does Joe Ganim possess redeemable qualities? That’s his pitch in a commentary first published in the CT Post. Last week Ganim also entered the confessional of radio hosts Chaz & AJ where the former mayor admitted the jury got it right convicting him on corruption charges in 2003. Ganim invites your thoughts about a […]

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Kantrowitz Promises $6,000 Tax Cut, Mayoral Appointed City Council, Support For Deadbeats, Corporate School Control

March 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Fire up the oligarchy. Claiming Bridgeport’s legendary conflicts of interest don’t run nearly deep enough, entrepreneur, attorney and former Bridgeport schoolteacher Jonathan Kantrowitz has launched a faux entry into the mayoral race. The two-time Democratic Congressional candidate breaks down his mayoral platform: no tax collection, support for deadbeat dads and tax cheats, complete corporate control […]

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How Lowell Weicker’s Windfall For Bridgeport Rescued The City

February 2nd, 2015 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

We generally pay tribute to people when they die. How about doing it while they are still among the living? If Bridgeport had a Monument Park for politicians, former Governor Lowell Weicker, now 83 years old, deserves one measuring his full 6’6″ stature. He was the closest thing the city’s ever experienced to a benevolent […]

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Kohut Laments ‘Snake-oil Solutions’

September 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Policy wonk extraordinaire Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, is mighty cranky these days. In his latest commentary he writes: “with only the same snake-oil solutions for the problems of Connecticut’s urban centers being proposed by the Democrats, nothing of substance being proposed by the Republicans, and only Tea Party nonsense being espoused by […]

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Wave A Flag, Cross The Street (Pray For The Best)

June 17th, 2014 · 19 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Imagine a day when pedestrians frantically wave bright yellow flags at oncoming traffic while they scramble across the city’s busy streets.

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Malloy Proposes College Incentive

March 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy was in Bridgeport today urging students to return to college. News release from Malloy: Joined by Mayor Bill Finch, higher education officials, students and legislators, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today visited Housatonic Community College where he discussed his plan to increase college completion rates in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) […]

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Ed Caldwell, Political Leader, Former State Comptroller

October 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Ed Caldwell was one of the good guys in city politics. Decent and caring, Caldwell goes back to an era when Bridgeport elected officials had real juice in Hartford. He served as a state senator from Bridgeport and also as state comptroller. His influence locally was such some of his political peers referred to him […]

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American Made Movie Tour At Housatonic

July 24th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

The American Made Movie tour is coming to Housatonic Community College Thursday 5:30 p.m. The film focuses on the impact that consumers have on the health of their local communities as well as the nation at large. Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, is among the subjects profiled in the film. Walker and […]

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