In the spring of 1995, shortly after city voters overwhelmingly supported proposition of a casino complex in a non-binding referendum to influence state legislators opposed to gaming expansion, Mayor Joe Ganim was lamenting Donald Trump’s flip-flop promising financial support of the referendum for a gaming bill that was eventually rejected by the State Senate. Pondering […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Stafstrom'
August 5th, 2016 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics
January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
He has served as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor for five years, has even filled in as acting commissioner and now Bridgeport resident Dennis Murphy will try to steer the Department of Motor Vehicles in the right direction after another Bridgeport resident Andres Ayala resigned as commissioner following a troubling year at […]
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 […]
January 12th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Bridgeport-based law firm Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom will continue, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who says the firm submitted the strongest and least expensive proposal after the city solicited price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut.
January 2nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom could be coming to a close. The Bridgeport-based law firm with offices in Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury has been notified by the city that it is soliciting price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut. Bond counsel work […]
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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October 28th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
In the race to raise money heading into the final days of the general election, Democratic petitioning candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster outpaced Democratic nominee Joe Ganim in the latest October reporting period, raking in roughly $140,000 in total from individual contributions and political action committees, according to her campaign finance report.
October 26th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Joe Ganim carries a refrain inside his head that goes something like this, “I’ve come too far, I’ve come too far.” Ganim won the Democratic primary in historic fashion, knocking off an incumbent mayor. He danced on a table, followers exploded with joy both in praise of Ganim’s comeback and with glee that he had […]
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