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Entries Tagged as 'Lowell Weicker'

Weicker: Foster A Trusted Leader

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.

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OIB Rewind: If Only Finch Had Listened

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 […]

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Kohut Defends Ganim’s Honor

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 […]

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Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues At Business Community And Church Forums

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 […]

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Moms Urge State Police Support

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.

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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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How Lowell Weicker’s Windfall For Bridgeport Rescued The City

February 2nd, 2015 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

We generally pay tribute to people when they die. How about doing it while they are still among the living? If Bridgeport had a Monument Park for politicians, former Governor Lowell Weicker, now 83 years old, deserves one measuring his full 6’6″ stature. He was the closest thing the city’s ever experienced to a benevolent […]

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Recalling The 60 Minutes Profile Of Mayor Mary Moran

October 19th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport has had 52 mayors, all of them white males except for one … Mary Chapar Moran. Elected the city’s chief executive 25 years ago, her one two-year term is best known for placing the city into federal bankruptcy court, a petition challenged by the state and rejected by a federal judge.

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