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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

What’s In McCarthy’s Future?

August 26th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

It’s been a relatively quiet summer for the City Council beyond ear-splitting cries from angry residents following July 1 tax bills. The next full meeting will not take place until September 6. The larger question is what is the future of City Council President Tom McCarthy who was lanced in an August 9 Democratic primary […]

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Shaban: What’s Good For A Kid In Darien Is Good For A Kid In Bridgeport

August 25th, 2016 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport is generally alien territory for Republican candidates. John Shaban writes on his Bridgeport campaign web page “As the Republican candidate for US Congress in CT’s fourth district, many people reflexively ask “what is your Bridgeport strategy” … as if Bridgeport is a foreign land in need of a foreign policy.”

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It’s The ‘Bully’ Versus The ‘Buffoon’–Monday Night Fight At School Board Meeting

August 24th, 2016 · 155 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

It was quite a Monday night, the first full meeting of the new school year, for the Board of Education, with chair Dennis Bradley and member Maria Pereira engaged in a shouting match as Associate City Attorney Mark Anastasi yelled from a lectern in Geraldine Johnson School. One issue that had the fur flying was […]

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Officials Present New Fire Class

August 24th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

 From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim joined Connecticut US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Bridgeport Fire Chief Richard Thode today to present the 23 new Bridgeport fire recruits who have been selected to begin training at the Connecticut state fire academy. The new class is a diverse group made up almost entirely […]

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Juggling Lower Crime Stats In The Face Of Violence

August 23rd, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Opponent temptation on a purely political level justifies ridiculing Mayor Joe Ganim in light of the latest shootings, considering his campaign assault on Bill Finch a year ago following spikes in violent crime. There’s also a big difference. When violence occurred a year ago Finch was more interested in trotting out the latest crime stats than […]

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Officials Address Media After Party Violence

August 22nd, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Excerpt of news conference regarding 13 people shot at a party, courtesy of Doing It Local. Police ask anyone with information to call the confidential hotline 203-576-TIPS (8477.)

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Court Challenge To Segarra School Board Appointment Looms

August 22nd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Board of Education will conduct a regular meeting tonight (Monday) at 6:30 at Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue, and one item on the agenda is “Discussion and possible action on removal of mayoral BOE appointee,” a reference to Mayor Joe Ganim’s appointment of Annette Segarra to fill the vacancy of Dave Hennessey.

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O&G Relocation Battle Heats Up

August 21st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The administration of former Mayor Bill Finch urged O&G to move its Seaview Avenue operation to the West End. Following pushback from neighborhood residents, Mayor Joe Ganim’s not supporting the move by his predecessor. Not yet, anyway. How will it shake out?

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