Rock icon Frank Zappa scored an infectious FM favorite about several band buddies, an unconventional bunch, coming together to play in “Joe’s Garage.” In Joe Ganim’s unorthodox comeback, he’s assembling pieces to an administration both unconventional and even surreal should the former FBI agent who investigated him work in his administration to create an Office […]
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November 29th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
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November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]
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August 17th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
What Joe Ganim’s mayoral campaign lacks in organizational tightness it compensates with a premium on passion. Ganim lacks a traditional campaign manager, a consistently staffed media presence, or chief strategist familiar with Bridgeport campaign turf. And often Ganim, a relentless campaigner, appears to be candidate, chief cook and bottle washer. What the campaign does enjoy […]
January 14th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Education
Board of Education member Howard Gardner, considering a mayoral run, shares this commentary about the need for a city that works for “all its citizens.” If I’ve learned anything during my first 12 months on the Bridgeport Board of Education, it is this–education reform is hard; not hard as being insolvable; hard in that it […]
December 29th, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Sounding reinvigorated at a youthful 78 years young, Ed Gomes says he’ll seek a return to the State Senate seat he occupied when a special election is called in January after incumbent Andres Ayala presumably accepts appointment by Governor Dan Malloy as commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
December 6th, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
The length of the holiday shopping list pales in comparison to the list of things to do for a mayoral run. That’s where potential candidates are guided by dear old MOM: money, organization, message. Each category has its own checklist and 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is examining her list to determine if a […]
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 […]
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.