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Political Slates Set For March 1 Dem Primaries

February 8th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

And the battle is officially on. Three of ten Democratic Town Committee Districts will face off in March 1 primaries covering the West Side, East Side and Upper East Side that will feature three slates, according to elections officials. Absentee ballots, key in these low-turnout party wars, will be available this week. The top vote […]

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Pols Poised For Democratic Town Committee Primaries

February 1st, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Presidential caucus and primary fever abound nationally, but in Bridgeport pols are gearing up for March 1 Democratic Town Committee primaries in potentially four districts featuring a cast of characters for control of the party.

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Hot Items On City Council Committee Agenda

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Several key items appear on the Monday evening agenda of the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee including a tentative severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, a proposed settlement of taxes related to 889 Barnum Avenue that will turn 11 acres over to the city adjacent to the proposed […]

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West Side Pols Gear Up For Town Committee Fight

January 13th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s not exactly the Jets versus the Sharks, but a political fight is brewing on the West Side that will warm winter’s chill. Former City Council President Lisa “Honey” Parziale appears to mean business leading a 132nd Town Committee District slate against a veteran crew led by long-time District Leader Mike Freddino. Parziale and Freddino […]

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City Council Rejects Controversial Finch Labor Agreement

December 31st, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: How they voted. Facing a mega budget deficit, at the urging of Mayor Joe Ganim, the Bridgeport City Council in a special meeting Wednesday night voted 12-3 to rescind controversial pay raises approved in a labor agreement covering about 150 city employees for a five-year period starting July 1, 2013. Those city employees have […]

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City Council Starts New Session, McCarthy Seeks Leadership Post Again

December 6th, 2015 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim will chair his administration’s first City Council meeting Monday night when Tom McCarthy seeks the support of his peers as president of the budget and legislative body, a position he’s occupied for eight years. Will a challenger emerge? McCarthy is popular among his constituents in the North End 133rd Council District that […]

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Ganim Declares New Beginning For City … ‘We Are That Voice’–Judge Rodriguez Lectures Malloy To Embrace Ganim In A Second-chance Appeal

December 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Asserting Tuesday night before roughly 1000 supporters, elected officials and family in the Klein Memorial Auditorium that he’s “learned much from my life’s many experiences … Lessons about how a person can fall–and get back up–of how one faces adversity after making mistakes,” Joe Ganim officially returned as mayor to Connecticut’s largest city that he […]

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The Candidates For November

October 6th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Later this week, the official ballot lineup will be set for the November 3 general election, four weeks from today. The following candidates will appear, not necessarily in this order.

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