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Entries Tagged as 'John Stafstrom'

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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Foster Outraised Ganim In Latest Campaign Filing Period

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.

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Crunch Time! One Week Left To Election, Sizing Up Ganim, Foster, Torres

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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Torres Claims He’s Not For Sale, Time To Debate

October 1st, 2015 · 83 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

After asking Mary-Jane Foster to support him, and she in turn represented the same (Joe Ganim presented an olive branch to Foster too), Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres weighs in on Mayor Bill Finch’s endorsement of Mary-Jane Foster. Torres also asked Finch to support him. And so it goes in city politics. While the names […]

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Malloy Endorses Finch, ‘A Person We Can Trust’

July 28th, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Calling Mayor Bill Finch “A person we can trust,” Governor Dan Malloy Tuesday afternoon endorsed him for a third, four-year term at the Black Horse Garage where the governor also announced a state grant to expand the workshop of the luxury car restorer in the East End, a pivotal battle ground area where former mayor […]

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Aided By Absentee Ballots, Stafstrom Narrowly Defeats Torres For State House

February 24th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Democratic City Councilman Steve Stafstrom has narrowly defeated Republican Enrique Torres in the State House special election, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office: Stafstrom 776, Torres 720. Torres won on the machines by 20 votes, according to returns. Absentee ballots placed Stafstrom over the top. On his Facebook page Stafstrom wrote “Thank […]

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Steve Stafstrom’s Fundraising Haul In Black Rock–Bill, Joe and Mary-Jane Attend Party

January 21st, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It didn’t take long, one night in fact, for Democrat Steve Stafstrom to reach his fundraising threshold to qualify for public funding for the February 24 special election for State House.

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Steve Stafstrom Wins State House Endorsement

January 15th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant received the endorsement for the February 24 special election to fill the State House seat vacated by Auden Grogins who’s been nominated to the state bench.

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