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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Pull Out Checkbook, It’s Joe’s Birthday

October 18th, 2017 · 20 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

If it’s a candidate’s birthday, what better gift than a campaign contribution? To a candidate’s way of thinking, anyway. Saturday night, at the Trumbull home of city employee Danny Pizarro, “Joe Ganim’s Birthday Bash” requires a minimum $100 contribution to his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor.

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Ganim, Harp Pitch BridgeHaven To Amazon

October 17th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

Mayor Joe Ganim and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp have joined forces for a regional pitch to Amazon for its planned HQ2. See video above.

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Mickey Makes Case For MGM, Amazon

October 16th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, enjoys an entrepreneurial spirit that he’s put into words and action, be it health care or sports entertainment. In his latest Mickey’s Mail eblast to his business community constituency, he muses about the potential of Amazon HQ2 and MGM’s proposal to build a waterfront gaming enterprise, as […]

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Get Out! Hartford Courant Castrates Drew For ‘Municipal Shakedown’

October 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The editorial board of the Hartford Courant hasn’t been bashful excoriating Mayor Joe Ganim’s past. He’s got company. Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, a Democratic candidate for governor, is now under fire for dubiously soliciting campaign funds from public employees. As we approach the new year, get ready for charges and counter charges from a host […]

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Tight Timeline For Current City Council To Approve Amphitheater Plan

October 14th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning

An operating agreement for the proposed Harbor Yard Amphitheater and request for a public hearing on the joint venture between concert promoter Live Nation and SportsCenter of Connecticut entrepreneur Howard Saffan is scheduled for referral to the Contracts Committee Monday night at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. Council agenda here.

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Funds And Suds For Walker At Brewport Campaign Event–Scinto On Tap

October 13th, 2017 · 65 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Many Bridgeport angles accompany the 2018 race for governor including candidates Mayor Joe Ganim and David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General who lives in Black Rock. (No suburbanites, Black Rock is a Bridgeport neighborhood, not Fairfield.) Shelton mega developer Bob Scinto is backing Walker over Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, also a GOP gubernatorial candidate, […]

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Judge Tosses Martinez Complaint In Personal Battle With Pereira

October 12th, 2017 · 172 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When it comes to issues, Board of Education member Maria Pereira and school board candidate Jessica Martinez are pure passion. They’ve occasionally dueled in the comments section of OIB. It can be personal and even litigious.

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The Political Buzz Of Party Insiders

October 11th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

This forum should be a beauty. Former State Rep. Chris Caruso and ex-City Council members Lisa “Honey” Parziale and Rick Torres on the same panel discussing the ultimate insiders of politics, town committees. All three have served on town committees, with Caruso and Torres once chairs of their respective Democratic and Republican parties in the […]

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