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Entries Tagged as 'John Mandanici'

The Trefz Touch: ‘Damn It, Ernie, You Can Have My (Bleeping) Tootsie Roll Too’

February 27th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

When it came to the art of negotiation, Bridgeport business leader Ernie Trefz was a marvel. Almost everything with Ernie who died Saturday morning was subject to give and take. (Trefz services here.) Former Bridgeport Economic Development Director Mike Freimuth, now executive director of the Capital Regional Development Authority, was sometimes on the other side […]

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Build A Statue Of Margaret Morton

February 16th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Controversy abounded about the statue relocation of engineering pioneer Lewis Latimer that seems to be resolved by Mayor Joe Ganim declaring Thursday it will continue to front the Margaret Morton Government Center. It’s a mighty fine statue that should remain displayed prominently, but how many visitors who approach the Downtown concourse know anything about the […]

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Ganim Hopes Gill Breathes New Life Into Economic Development

July 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

For Tom Gill, it’s déjà vu all over again. Needing consistency in a key revenue-generating department, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday brought back Gill to once again lead the Office of Planning and Economic Development, a position Gill had for about six years during the tenure of Democratic Mayor John Mandanici, 1975-81. Gill returns to the role in […]

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Gill Under Consideration For Economic Development Chief Position

July 12th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

He had the job as a young man from 1976 into 1982 and now Tom Gill is under consideration to be Mayor Joe Ganim’s director of economic development, a department that has had two chiefs in seven months sorely in need of stability.

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Saluting A Throwback Era A Grandson Pays Tribute To William Rodgerson

December 31st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman and mayoral candidate Keith Rodgerson’s family history connects to a rarity in American politics. His grandfather William Rodgerson worked for the administration of Socialist Jasper McLevy who stood on street corners for 20 years assailing the corruption in the two major parties until the timing was right that the people would elect […]

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The Times Are Changing

November 23rd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Where did eight years go for Bill Finch? And where did 12 years go for Joe Ganim? Strange as it seems, in one week Finch ends his mayoralty and Ganim commences a historic encore albeit a resumption from 2003. When Ganim receives the oath of office Dec. 1, he will tack on to his standing as […]

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Finch Has Mountain To Climb, Chases History In November

September 18th, 2015 · 163 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: Bridgeport CT Democratic Primary Unofficial Results 16Sep2015. Bridgeport CT Republican Primary Unofficial Results 16Sep2015. Bill Finch is trying to achieve what has never been done before in city history, an incumbent mayor losing a primary and then winning the general election. On Thursday he announced publicly for the first time in an eblast to […]

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What’s The Winning Number In A Democratic Primary For Mayor?

July 10th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In less than two weeks the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse a candidate for mayor as well as others for municipal offices. The next day challenge candidates will commence to petition onto the ballot for the September 16 primary. Who has an edge?

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