– Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of […]
Entries Tagged as 'Lowell Weicker'
December 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events
December 11th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Monday night will likely hear some sobering news from Ganim administration financial chiefs: a mid-year budget deficit of more than $10 million. The $532 million election-year budget advanced by former Mayor Bill Finch that was approved by the last City Council for the budget year starting July 1 […]
November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]
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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 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
In the latest direct mail piece, Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign undercuts what Joe Ganim feels is a great strength, assailing the veracity of his tax record as mayor as well as his testimony under oath at his 2003 corruption trial in which his sentencing judge announced “I find by clear and convincing evidence Mr. Ganim’s testimony […]
October 2nd, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
As governor, Lowell Weicker rescued Bridgeport from financial ruin, now he’s hoping his endorsement of Mary-Jane Foster adds credibility and financial resources to her mayoral campaign.
September 22nd, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
OIB column Nov. 30, 2012: Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full […]
September 14th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics
Following a commentary from former city activist Josh Nessen condemning Joe Ganim, in response city policy wonk Jeff Kohut claims the former mayor is wiser for his experiences. Josh Nessen wrote a detailed, factual piece about the battle between the grassroots movement of the 1990s to ameliorate the plight of the downtrodden people of the […]