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Ganim Stresses Teamwork In Transition Task Force Announcement

November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]

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Voter Turnout For Mayoral Election Runs About Even With Statewide Average, Ganim Eyes McLevy Green For Inaugural

November 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport’s general election turnout of 33.67 percent last week was about one point above the statewide average for municipal elections, according to statistics released by Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. The turnout in the city was substantially higher than the mayoral election four years ago, driven by Joe Ganim’s presence on the ballot. […]

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Bridgeport Rising? The New G.I. Joe?

November 5th, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Incorrigible policy wonk Jeff Kohut asserts in this commentary Bridgeport will rise under Joe Ganim. Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, was one of Ganim’s many campaign soldiers. Kohut maintains this time around Ganim will be a different Government Issued Joe. Most people of normal intellect and emotions love a come-back story–unless it involves murderers, […]

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Swami, Fire Up Your Crystal Ball, Time For Predictions

October 30th, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

More than 61,000 electors are eligible to vote in Tuesday’s historic mayoral election, 42,107 Democrats, 3,579 Republicans, 15,415 unaffiliated and 265 other, according to the most current registration summary. The Democratic primary turnout when Joe Ganim defeated incumbent Bill Finch was about one-third, the highest raw turnout for a mayoral primary in 30 years. If […]

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Foster Camp Hits Ganim For Lying Under Oath, Spreading Falsehoods About Her Background

October 12th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mary-Jane Foster’s Campaign Manager Tom Swan issued a statement Monday in response to Joe Ganim supporters questioning the veracity of Foster’s background, asserting “I realize that I should not be surprised that supporters of Joe Ganim, who had his sentence extended for lying under oath, would spread falsehoods to advance their political goals. It is […]

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And The Winner Is … Jeff Kohut

September 18th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Good grief, a policy wonk takes the prize for coming closest to Joe Ganim’s 405-vote victory over Bill Finch in Wednesday’s primary. Kohut predicted, based on an OIB contest, a 279-vote Ganim win. Kohut will receive dinner on OIB at the Bridgeport restaurant of his choice. Joseph’s Steak House?

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Kohut Defends Ganim’s Honor

September 14th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics

Following a commentary from former city activist Josh Nessen condemning Joe Ganim, in response city policy wonk Jeff Kohut claims the former mayor is wiser for his experiences. Josh Nessen wrote a detailed, factual piece about the battle between the grassroots movement of the 1990s to ameliorate the plight of the downtrodden people of the […]

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Kohut: Flush Sewer Deal

August 31st, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says any thought of a regional sewer deal with the suburbs should be flushed down the toilet. With history as our rationale and guide, Bridgeport should not be interested in entering into regional pacts with any of our neighbors at this juncture–especially Trumbull.

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