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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Holloway'

2017 Key Year For City Council, School Board And Ganim

December 28th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

Who says the off-cycle 2017 election season will be a yawner? We posed this question four years ago–the last municipal off-season campaign year–and it was a screamer. All endorsed Democrats for City Council and Board of Education were flamed in primaries, part of it electors’ disgust for the political establishment. What’s on tap come new […]

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Holloway Flacks About School Plaque

December 16th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

Jim Holloway, the longest-serving member on the City Council, who also sits on the School Building Committee, is hollering about his name omission on a plaque honoring a new city school, Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy. The squawking will pay off, in more ways than one.

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“Not Going Away,” Newton Ponders City Council Run

December 10th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Voter rejection to the state legislature in 2012 and 2014 is not deterring Ernie Newton from considering a 2017 run for City Council where he launched his political career as a young city music teacher in 1981 on his way to becoming head of the legislative body. The self-proclaimed Moses of his people asserts there’s a […]

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What’s Ganim’s Grade On Government Reform His First Year Back?

December 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

During the 2015 comeback campaign Joe Ganim rolled on a deodorant to mask a past that had forced him from office in 2003: public support from the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who investigated him and vigorous backing from members of the police union. Testimonials from the former fed and active city police officers presented a tonic […]

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Let The Sun In (Especially On Fiscal Matters)

June 7th, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee stepped up to the podium at the City Council meeting Monday night to remind members not to spend too much time sunning on the beach. Council members, the capital and operating budgets have been set. Summer will soon be here. Is it time to kick back and party?

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Residents Swing At Proposed Sacred Heart Golf Property Purchase

June 2nd, 2016 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

To supportive city officials, as a land transaction goes, it’s a 300-yard drive down the middle of the fairway. Sacred Heart University cuts a check for $4 million. In exchange the city provides eight acres of wet-wooded golf course property from the 100-acre Fairchild Wheeler Black Course that cannot be touched except for essential maintenance. […]

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Is There A Sheriff To Call?

March 4th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

That’s one of the questions raised by citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee in his address to the City Council this week. From Lee: The new administration is nearing 100 days in office. How prepared are you for what is coming across your desks? From my own observation, I think that the new administration is […]

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