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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

For Theater Project, It’s All About Jobs

September 6th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Union jobs, open shop jobs, hey, any kind of jobs. That was the message that dominated the City Council public hearing Tuesday night for New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become […]

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When A Plan Does Not Go According To Plan

September 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Pensions, unfunded liability, bonding were some of the topics citizen fiscal investigator John Marshall Lee presented to the City Council Tuesday night. From Lee: Next Tuesday September 12, there are Democratic primaries in nine of the ten districts. Citizen candidates in nine districts decided to run, not because they were organized by the historically influential, […]

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Public Hearing For Downtown Theater Redevelopment

August 29th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A City Council public hearing will take place Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. in Geraldine Johnson School auditorium, 475 Lexington Avenue, regarding a Land Development Agreement between the city and Exact Capital’s proposed restoration of two Downtown theaters as well as construction on adjacent properties featuring more than 800 units of housing. The legislative […]

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Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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Bass Hooks Ganim For Interview, ‘The Dangers Of Politics …They’re Watching You’–Ganim: They Should

August 24th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Why go back into politics where the feds could be watching you? OIB friend Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent and host of Dateline New Haven on the affiliate radio station WNHH, interviewed Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday covering numerous topics including his comeback, running for governor, public financing of campaigns and sanctuary […]

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Raising Questions About The Cost Of Police Contract, Pension Obligations

August 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the police union contract heads to arbitration, see story here, citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee asks about the price tag for the 2015 retroactive contract.

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Rock And Roll City Council Campaigning, Smith And Spain Versus Burns And Kane

August 23rd, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

Retired Fairfield University political science professor Don Greenberg stood resolutely Tuesday night in the Black Rock Library directing a supposition to four candidates for City Council in the 130th District. The mayor won’t sign off on the paperwork to fill vacant library jobs to keep services running smoothly. Essentially, asked Greenberg, a member of the […]

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Ganim, John Gomes Crow At Red Rooster Fundraiser

August 18th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Did your checkbook crow at the Red Rooster Thursday night? Deputy Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes hosted Mayor Joe Ganim’s latest fundraiser for governor at Gomes’ Red Rooster deli. See video above that appears on Ganim’s campaign Facebook page.

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