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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Who Should Receive Crime Reduction Credit, Ganim, Fabrizi Or Finch? All?

January 31st, 2015 · 21 Comments · Law Enforcement

Mayor Bill Finch’s administration has heralded crime reduction. Andrew Martinez, South End resident and PhD student who dabbles in Bridgeport stats–examining demographic data, voter trends, and social issues on his website–has filtered crime information covering the mayoral administrations of Joe Ganim, John Fabrizi and Bill Finch. The city Ganim inherited was an inner city war […]

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Foster Hits Finch On Hypocrisy

January 28th, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

In what could be a prelude to another run for mayor this year, 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster cites “examples of the cultural DNA of political corruption that has wholly permeated and consumed the operations of this administration.” From Foster: Mayor Bill Finch needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror before […]

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Former FBI Agent: Wanna Clean Up Bridgeport? Get City Employees Off City Council

January 26th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In the spring of 2003 the FBI agent who began the investigation that toppled a once-popular Bridgeport mayor reflected on the state of the city from his office Downtown. “The city will never be cleaned up until you get city employees off the City Council,” the agent said.

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Stallworth: Ganim’s ‘The Buzz Thing In Bridgeport’

January 25th, 2015 · 56 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The Hartford Courant’s Ed Mahony profiles former Mayor Joe Ganim’s possible run for his old job. Local Democrats are ducking for cover, trying to appear neutral should the glib Ganim challenge Bill Finch, the policy-driven, two-term incumbent, who, an aide said Friday, is pressing the state legislature to broaden anti-corruption laws and bar felons such […]

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Steve Stafstrom’s Fundraising Haul In Black Rock–Bill, Joe and Mary-Jane Attend Party

January 21st, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It didn’t take long, one night in fact, for Democrat Steve Stafstrom to reach his fundraising threshold to qualify for public funding for the February 24 special election for State House.

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Finch Versus Ganim, Battle Of The Political Narcissists

January 21st, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, after more than a decade asserting he did nothing wrong, issued a disingenuous public apology recently because it was strategically expedient as he weighs a political comeback from his public corruption conviction that forced him from office 12 years ago. Mayor Bill Finch, after years of supporting second chances, now says […]

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Finch Wants Lifetime Ban For Elected Officials Who Commit Public Office Felony

January 18th, 2015 · 42 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

Following the conviction last week of former State Senator Ernie Newton on campaign finance charges, Mayor Bill Finch issued a rather lengthy news release detailing his support to “beat back public corruption” including “a lifetime disqualification for any elected official who commits a felony through the use, or attempted use, of their position.” It’s a […]

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