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Entries Tagged as 'John Fabrizi'

The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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‘Vitality And Momentum’ For East Side Development

May 20th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post the principals of the Miami-based RCI Group Robert Christoph Sr. and Robert Christoph Jr. highlight redevelopment progress on the East Side. The Steelpointe Harbor has always been focused on creating employment and economic opportunities while at the same time invigorating and developing Bridgeport’s waterfront. After […]

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Dr. Ford’s Confession From A Stage, Instead Of A Couch

May 18th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement

All kinds of people crammed the banquet hall of the German Club, tucked into a corner of Horace Street on the East Side, for former Mayor Joe Ganim’s official coming-out party Thursday night to reclaim his old job: black, white, brown; family, friends, former political foes; city police officers, clergy members; Democratic district leaders; even […]

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Will Torres Jump Into Mayor’s Race?

May 12th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Democrats have five candidates in the race for mayor heading toward a likely party primary in September. What about the Republicans? Two-time mayoral candidate Enrique Torres, the lone GOP member on the City Council, is seriously considering it, according to his peeps. Whether you wanna hug him or slug him, Torres’ wonkish persona stirs passion.

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If It’s Drama You Like, Pull Up A Seat To Bridgeport’s Mayoral Race

April 15th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This mayoral cycle has the makings of the best soap opera on the planet. There’s the drama of Joe Ganim exploring a comeback, Bill Finch pursuing a historic third four-year term, and the expected entry of University of Bridgeport executive Mary-Jane Foster, Finch’s 2011 primary opponent, who has experienced her share of drama from her […]

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Surfs Up! Big Wave Splashes Endorsement For Ed Gomes In State Senate Special Election

February 16th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Representative Chris Caruso, who’s maintained a low public profile since joining Governor Dan Malloy’s administration in 2011, is actively supporting Ed Gomes in the February 24 special election for State Senate.

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Who Should Receive Crime Reduction Credit, Ganim, Fabrizi Or Finch? All?

February 1st, 2015 · 27 Comments · Law Enforcement

Mayor Bill Finch’s administration has heralded crime reduction. Andrew Martinez, South End resident and PhD student who dabbles in Bridgeport stats–examining demographic data, voter trends, and social issues on his website–has filtered crime information covering the mayoral administrations of Joe Ganim, John Fabrizi and Bill Finch. The city Ganim inherited was an inner city war […]

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New Generation Of Black Leaders More Concerned With ‘What’s In It For Me’

December 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Retired city firefighter Donald Day shares a perspective on leadership differences in the black community past and present. Day served as president of the Firebird Society and fought for racial balance in the Fire Department. With all the press about a vacuum in the black leadership here in Bridgeport, from the NAACP and our black […]

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