UPDATE: Roughly 900 absentee ballot applications were dropped off at Town Clerk’s Office Friday. In an interview with Channel 8, Democratic candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster says her primary opponents Bill Finch and Joe Ganim “are two career politicians who are cut out of the same cloth, they’re one in the same.”
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'
September 4th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
September 4th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
It’s typical to hit a political opponent rhetorically for a blizzard of taxes, but a blizzard of snow in 85-degree heat? Joe Ganim has reached back to the winter of 2013 when a historic snow storm paralyzed the city and trapped folks in their homes for days during the winter of Nemo. Political operatives of […]
September 3rd, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Five mayoral candidates including incumbent Bill Finch sans his Democratic primary opponents Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster addressed education issues at a one-hour forum Thursday night at the Cathedral of Praise in the South End hosted by the faith-based group FaithActs for Education. More than 200 people attended in a largely polite church crowd with […]
September 3rd, 2015 · 38 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: A mayoral forum hosted by the faith-based group FaithActs for Education featuring supporters of charter schools and several local clergy members will focus on education issues tonight (Thursday) 6:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Praise, 45 Gregory Street in the South End. Register here. All candidates running in the November general election have been invited […]
September 2nd, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Two weeks remaining to this surreal Democratic primary for mayor that features a two-term incumbent seeking to become the second longest serving mayor in history, a former mayor trying to make history returning to the job he had for 11-plus years and a third candidate seeking history as the first Democratic female mayor. And it’s possible, […]
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September 2nd, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former Mayor Joe Ganim and certainly his campaign strategist loved a piece of audio former Republican House Leader Larry Cafero spewed at the Democratic-controlled legislature a few years ago, they fleeced it as a voice-over for a video attack on Mayor Bill Finch. Nothing like being original, eh? Was this the work of Ganim strategist […]
September 2nd, 2015 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: At the height of a political campaign, the blur of promises, charges and countercharges can turn into so much background or white noise for voters.
September 1st, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Board of Education member Howard Gardner, whose petitioning effort to qualify for the September 16 Democratic primary for mayor faltered, says he will vote for Mary-Jane Foster.