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Entries Tagged as 'Jasper McLevy'

Pereira: “Absolutely Not For Sale–EVER!” Challenges Stallworth In Legislative Run

May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]

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Saluting A Throwback Era A Grandson Pays Tribute To William Rodgerson

December 31st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman and mayoral candidate Keith Rodgerson’s family history connects to a rarity in American politics. His grandfather William Rodgerson worked for the administration of Socialist Jasper McLevy who stood on street corners for 20 years assailing the corruption in the two major parties until the timing was right that the people would elect […]

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The Times Are Changing

November 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Where did eight years go for Bill Finch? And where did 12 years go for Joe Ganim? Strange as it seems, in one week Finch ends his mayoralty and Ganim commences a historic encore albeit a resumption from 2003. When Ganim receives the oath of office Dec. 1, he will tack on to his standing as […]

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Ganim Channels McLevy History As He Assembles Pieces For New Mayoralty

November 13th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics

Life is a gigantic swirl for Mayor-elect Joe Ganim whose comeback has gained national attention. He’s fielding interview requests, finalizing a transition team, pondering inner-office appointments and department head positions. What’s certain right now is he will receive the oath of office on the evening of December 1 outdoors on McLevy Green, named for the […]

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On Ganim’s Birthday Foster Hopes For Fundraising Presents

October 15th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The campaign camps of Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster, one of them likely the next mayor of the state’s largest city, haven’t done much lately in the area of public policy statements or news announcements. Knock knock, any press releases out there? That’s partly because they’ve been busy dialing for dollars, organizing fundraisers, building campaign […]

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Paging Jasper McLevy! Chris Taylor’s Socialist Goodies For The Peeps

October 3rd, 2015 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Bonanza is a favorite television show of petitioning candidate for mayor Chris Taylor and if you elect him he promises to lavish a bonanza of goodies such as a free laptop, a credit card with $300 limit, free cable and free bicycle for each child and guardian. Quick, get in line for Election Day Nov. […]

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OIB Rewind: If Only Finch Had Listened

September 22nd, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

OIB column Nov. 30, 2012: Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full […]

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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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