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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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Stooge Politics–Maria Piranha Takes A Bite Out Of City Clerk Lydia Martinez

April 21st, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira, former Democratic district leader in the Upper East Side and the self-styled piranha of city politics, does not hold back in this commentary castigating political rebellion in her neighborhood. The 138th District is under complete assault by Mario Testa, Mayor Ganim and City Clerk Lydia Martinez.

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Crickets: One Is The Loneliest Number At Budget Public Hearing

April 20th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

So, a grand total of one–yes, one–spoke Thursday night at the public hearing on the general budget in City Council chambers. And that one person was Bassick High School teacher Annie McDermott who delivered a passionate plea to improve conditions at the physically challenged high school. Annie was encouraged to return next week for the […]

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Ganim: Require Holocaust, Genocide Studies

April 20th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In a commentary that first appeared in the New Haven Independent, Mayor Joe Ganim, a Democratic candidate for governor, proposes the required teaching of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In August of 1939, just a week before launching an all-out invasion of Poland, Adolf Hitler reiterated his orders to Nazi military commanders to “send to the […]

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Welcome To The Jungle: Tiger Cubs, Pols And OIB’s 10th Anniversary Party At The Zoo Coming Soon

April 18th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

They are 50 pounds and growing, perhaps reaching adulthood 500 pounds as the largest cat in the world. It’s rare that a zoo can feature two Siberian tigers born in captivity, but that’s what happened on Wednesday as hundreds lined up for the coming-out event for the cubs born several months ago at Connecticut’s Beardsley […]

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Rev. Stallworth Back In The Ganim Fold–Assisting With Minority Police Recruitment

April 17th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early Joe Ganim appointee who left city service about a year ago after a falling-out with the mayor, has returned as a consultant to the Civil Service Office with the task of recruiting minority candidates for an upcoming police test. He’ll be paid $2,500 for the next month with a […]

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Bronin Bails On Guber Bid, Ganim Sees Opening

April 16th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

About four weeks from the Democratic Party convention, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, whose city received a controversial financial bailout from Governor Dan Malloy, has ended his bid to replace Malloy who’s not seeking reelection.

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Library Dollars Shape City Budget

April 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Voter-approved library funding is now at the center of the city trying to hold the line on taxes. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:

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