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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Will Mayor’s Race Be A Yeller Or Yawner?

February 26th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The special elections are over, March is on the horizon, time to segue to the city’s big enchilada: the race for mayor.

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Hector Diaz Calls On Political Friends For State House Run

February 17th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

About a week from the February 24 special election for State House, former State Representative Hector Diaz hosted a who’s who of political supporters at a recent campaign rally in Black Rock including former Mayor Joe Ganim, former City Councilman Tito Ayala as well as former NBA hoop star Wes Matthews. Hey Joe, you shoot […]

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Former FBI Agent: Don’t Enable The Corruption Of The Past To Continue

February 13th, 2015 · 38 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Retired FBI agent Ed Adams who managed the investigation more than a decade ago that toppled the mayoral administration of Joe Ganim submitted testimony Friday morning at a legislative hearing in Hartford in support of House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council. The hearing […]

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Public Hearing For Government Reform Bill, Hundreds Sign Petition In Support Of Enforcing City Charter

February 9th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing for House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council will take place Friday 11 a.m. in Room 2B of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, according to State Rep. Jack Hennessy who introduced the legislation with State Senator Marilyn Moore. Meanwhile a […]

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Say It Loud, Say It Clear: Forgiveness

February 6th, 2015 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim, former State Senator Ernie Newton and Governor Dan Malloy gather under one roof together, might as well be a church where second chance was the subject. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: Forgiveness was in the air. So was irony.

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Retired FBI Agent: City Employees On The City Council Conflicted

February 2nd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Critics say it is an incestuous situation that breeds conflicts-of-interest, particularly on budget votes, and leads to questions about whether those council members can truly serve as checks-and-balances to the mayor–who is also their city employer and ultimate boss.

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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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