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Ganim Receives Endorsement Of Police Union, ‘Works With All Groups’

July 3rd, 2015 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, seeking a comeback following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, on Thursday overwhelmingly received the endorsement of the Bridgeport Police Union Local 1159 that represents nearly 400 city police officers.

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Stat War–Ganim Challenges Finch On Crime Rate, Contends Shootings Up 100 Percent From Last Year

July 1st, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Sometimes, crime rates are all about how you interpret the numbers. Former Mayor Joe Ganim, responding to Mayor Bill Finch’s claim that crime is down, contends the number of shootings has doubled from last year.

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Ganim Says Finch Engaging In Public Safety Public Relations Stunts

June 30th, 2015 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Calling Mayor Bill Finch’s Monday morning gun violence roundtable with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal “political theater,” former Mayor Joe Ganim asserts Finch should stop “engaging in PR stunts and take specific steps to improve public safety in Trumbull Gardens and throughout the rest of Bridgeport.” Finch’s campaign manager responded that Ganim is politicizing a tragedy.

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Candidates Prime Fundraising Pump As Reporting Period Closes

June 30th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The campaign operations of mayoral candidates Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster are hosting fundraisers and banging phones in the final two days leading to the closure of the June 30 reporting period that will show their respective financial power with a party endorsement next month and a looming September 16 Democratic primary.

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Pereira, Bradley, Walker Announce School Board Run At Ganim Event

June 29th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira, attorney Dennis Bradley and Greenwich music teacher Ben Walker announced Friday night at a fundraiser for Joe Ganim they will be Democratic candidates for the Board of Education.

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Bridgeport To Process Trumbull’s Poop For Another 10 Years

June 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not a royal flush, but better than nothing. After years of negotiations, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced today a tentative 10-year agreement between Trumbull and Bridgeport to allow Bridgeport to continue processing its neighbor’s wastewater through the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority. The majority of Trumbull has sewers but no treatment plant so […]

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Finch Campaign To Justice Sotomayor: Happy Birthday, Thank You For Upholding Ganim Conviction

June 25th, 2015 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In this surreal campaign season that pits former Mayor Joe Ganim against current Mayor Bill Finch, another mayor, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, is receiving hugs and kisses from the Finch campaign on her birthday in this news release that serenades her for upholding Ganim’s federal conviction. Ya think there will be a few more […]

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City Wars–Episode Two, Ganim Versus Finch On Public Safety

June 25th, 2015 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Check out the second episode of the City Wars documentary focused on Bridgeport’s mayoral race, produced by filmmaker Don Sikorski who’s shooting the series in real time. Sikorski is reaching out to mayoral candidates for their perspective on a variety of city issues in future episodes. Sikorski can be reached at aroadlessdev@gmail.com.

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