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Does The Mayor Need A Wheel Man?

February 7th, 2016 · 91 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

For the past four decades Bridgeport mayors have had drivers, some more than others, utilizing inner-office staff or a police officer sometimes dictated by the daily schedule. Detective Ramon Garcia has assumed that role for JG2. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines the need for a driver and what other Connecticut cities do for mayoral […]

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Giannotti Packs It In As Public Safety Spokesman

January 27th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Joe Ganim eschews drama. Michael Giannotti marinates in it. Ganim is stoic. Giannotti, emotional. When Ganim launched his unlikely comeback last year Giannotti, a former journalist, stepped up to volunteer as his spokesperson. It was something Ganim needed to rebuild public credibility and he saw Giannotti’s value. But value on a campaign trail does not […]

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Giannotti Gears Up For City Return As Public Safety Spokesman

January 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Serving as spokesperson for police and fire in Connecticut’s most populous city is no walk in the park. Tragedies, shootings, fires come at all hours of the day. Then there’s dealing with an eclectic group of personalities. It’s the good, bad and ugly of communications work. But police and fire personnel also do a lot […]

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The Politics Of Legal Work, City Solicits Pricing For Key Bond Counsel Services

January 2nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom could be coming to a close. The Bridgeport-based law firm with offices in Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury has been notified by the city that it is soliciting price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut. Bond counsel work […]

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Happy New Year! Judge Radcliffe Rules Political ‘Fix Was In’ Shuts Down Liquor Store, ‘Parade Of Preening Politicians’

January 2nd, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Update includes full decision. When it comes to Bridgeport politics, Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe has a healthy dose of skepticism and he did not hold back in a “fix was in” decision Wednesday castigating political influence that approved an application for a package store opponents argued violated state law including former Republican State Senator […]

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What’s Tom McCarthy’s Future?

December 28th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

He’s been mum publicly but according to several city employees City Council President Tom McCarthy, who’s also deputy director of Labor Relations, is saying he’ll be off the city payroll likely early in the new year. What will he do? For now Big Mac, normally open with the media, says he has nothing to report […]

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July 2015 Look Back: Finch Wins Endorsement, Testa Backs Ganim, Game On

December 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 2015 news highlights:  Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was […]

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Mayoral Race Heats Up In May, 2015 OIB News Highlights

December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

2015 May news highlights: The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street […]

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