A new “grass roots coalition” calling itself Join The Movement will host a “change for Bridgeport” forum on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue. The group is “urging their fellow citizens to get involved in their city.” Bridgeport Banner editor Rob Sullivan and community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee described […]
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'
September 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
When it comes to public corruption cases, former Governor John Rowland has the wrong judge. U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton is not generally fond of public corruption offenders. When he’s sentenced in December, he’ll likely receive more time than his first go-around in the joint. The following is a story (prison tips for the ex-guv) […]
September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops
Mayor Bill Finch was there, so was former Mayor John Fabrizi, as well as Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster. They showed up Saturday at a campaign headquarters on the West Side to support Democratic candidates for various state and federal offices in November. Party regulars waved the flag for this election cycle, but […]
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August 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
In early 1992, the governor of Arkansas seeking the Democratic nomination for president over the likes of former California Governor Jerry Brown visited the Ralphola Taylor Center in the East End seeking votes for the Connecticut primary. Ernie Newton, a young city politician back in the day, recalls you could fill a phone booth with […]
August 2nd, 2014 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
A poll measuring the pulse of city voters on the state of the city, Mayor Bill Finch’s standing with voters and potential mayoral candidates is in the field. Have you received a call?
July 25th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events
The Police Department has lost 30 sworn officers so far this year to retirement and better paying job opportunities in Connecticut communities, dwindling law enforcement strength to under 400 for the first time in two decades with the specter of losing dozens more to retirement come January 2015.
July 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former Mayor John Fabrizi has raised just over $10,000 in a four-week period, according to campaign finance reports of his exploratory committee run for his old job. The contributions came largely from employee peers in the Board of Education, personal friends and old political alliances.