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Entries Tagged as 'John Fabrizi'

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

January 31st, 2015 · 17 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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Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.

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Councilman Paoletto’s Political Consequence Factor

December 2nd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The saga of Richard Paoletto, facing a second sexual harassment claim in five years while serving as a city councilor on the public payroll, has ramifications beyond his professional career. The reality is, in most situations of this type involving public office, he’d be fired from his paid position. If this were Joe Blow facing […]

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Anastasi To Provide Legal Tips To City Council, Torres: An Atrophied Branch Of Government

November 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

City Attorney Mark Anastasi’s filtering legal interpretations always intrigue. Monday at 6 p.m. the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee will meet in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall, inside the council chambers, for “An Informational session with City Attorney Mark Anastasi giving us a brief update on rules regarding the discussion and procedures of […]

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Will Ganim Get Back In The Game?

November 14th, 2014 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

About 10 months from a Democratic primary–if there is a Democratic primary–Mayor Bill Finch has amassed a mighty $300,000 campaign warchest in his quest for a third four-year term next year. Several potential candidates have expressed interest in running for mayor while one high-profile pol, former Mayor John Fabrizi, has pulled out, sobered by the […]

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Fabs Says No To Mayoral Run

November 5th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Uninspiring poll numbers, the dread of raising campaign cash and the reelection of Dan Malloy as governor have all contributed to former Mayor John Fabrizi declining a bid for the job he occupied from April of 2003 through November of 2007.

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