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Will Ganim Be Mr. Ethical Next Time? Or Pinocchio Joe?

June 6th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, responding to critics who wonder what will be different if he’s elected mayor again, says he will “create an independent Office of Public Integrity–and select someone from outside of city government to create the toughest ethical laws of any municipality in Connecticut.” Although relentlessly knocking on doors, making phone calls, kissing […]

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Ganim, Short On Specifics, Kicks Off Mayoral Race, “Bridgeport That Works For Everyone”

May 15th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Continuing a theme of a “Bridgeport that works for everyone,” former Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night launched his formal kickoff to try to reclaim the job he resigned more than 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, asserting “This election is about the future and about which candidate has the vision […]

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Ganim Officially Enters Race For Mayor, Claims Lessons Learned

May 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying he “learned some very tough lessons” from his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, former Mayor Joe Ganim has officially entered the race for the city’s top position filing a candidate committee on Tuesday after raising more than $50,000 in one night in an exploratory phase two weeks ago. Ganim plans a formal […]

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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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