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 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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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 […]
September 10th, 2015 · 62 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Candidates also appeared at Mount Aery Baptist Church Thursday night for an “accountability assembly.” Eight mayoral candidates, five of whom are running solely in the November general election, debated issues Thursday morning at a sparsely attended forum at Housatonic Community College hosted by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. Video of the forum is attached […]
July 29th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Tuesday evening, following two weekend murders, mothers assembled in front of the Troop G Barracks Downtown urging State Police assistance to supplement city police ranks. Troop G was relocated from Westport to Bridgeport more than 20 years ago by then Governor Lowell Weicker in response to violent crime.