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Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'

Trump Scheduled For Saturday Visit To Klein Memorial Auditorium, He Owned Property Where Bluefish Swim

April 22nd, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

My former client Donald Trump is planning a campaign stop at the majestic Klein Memorial Auditorium 12:30 Saturday afternoon in advance of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Connecticut, according to his website. For tickets see here. He may very well talk about his experiences in Bridgeport, his interest in developing Pleasure Beach back in the […]

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Delegates And Public Dollars At Work To Finance Candidates

March 29th, 2016 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Monday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the mothership of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, Bridgeport delegates were selected for nominating conventions in May to endorse candidates for state senate in Connecticut’s 22nd and 23rd districts led by incumbents Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes respectively. Will they have primary challengers? If so, primaries […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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Surf’s Up! Big Wave Endorses Foster For Mayor

October 27th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Chris Caruso and Joe Ganim attended high school together at Notre Dame. They’ve known each other for about 40 years. Caruso says voters should not return Ganim to the mayor’s office. The two-time mayoral candidate and government reformer who led passage of the state’s landmark campaign finance reform law in the state legislature, has endorsed […]

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Casino Rejected 20 Years Ago

October 19th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

WFSB 3 Connecticut Twenty years ago the lobbying was intense and the stakes high. In the end Connecticut’s effort to expand gaming to a new waterfront facility on the East Side was defeated handily by the State Senate led by Fairfield County gold coast legislators.

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Bridgeport Vidalia Parody Site Skins Ganim, Rowland, Fabs, Finch

September 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

“The Bridgeport Vidalia, Alternate Universe To The Park City“, is skinning pols alive. Just the way we like it, right? An equal opportunity fillet artist attributed to that House of Cards scoundrel Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey. Since there’s no apparent copyright on the site we’ll pull back generous heapings of Vidalia for your crying […]

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McEnroe: Why Won’t Ganim Come Completely Clean?

August 5th, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

NPR host and Hartford Courant columnist Colin McEnroe raises a relevant question: why does Joe Ganim say I screwed up, but …? The former accomplished  mayor, who finally apologized January 1, 2015 for having his hand out after declaring under oath he did nothing wrong, now conveniently declares on the campaign trail “mistakes” were made. […]

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Ganim Officially Enters Race For Mayor, Claims Lessons Learned

May 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying he “learned some very tough lessons” from his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, former Mayor Joe Ganim has officially entered the race for the city’s top position filing a candidate committee on Tuesday after raising more than $50,000 in one night in an exploratory phase two weeks ago. Ganim plans a formal […]

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