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Entries Tagged as 'Marilyn Moore'

What’s Ganim’s Grade On Government Reform His First Year Back?

December 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

During the 2015 comeback campaign Joe Ganim rolled on a deodorant to mask a past that had forced him from office in 2003: public support from the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who investigated him and vigorous backing from members of the police union. Testimonials from the former fed and active city police officers presented a tonic […]

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Ganim Chews On Bird And Budget

November 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What does a mayor do as he’s digesting Thanksgiving overload? Chew on his next budget. Mayor Joe Ganim’s upcoming budget cycle could bloat more indigestion, depending on his success with the next session of the state legislature beginning in January.

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Summit Place? City Council To Act On Paper Street

November 19th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A largely quiet City Council agenda, see here, for Monday night includes a communication from the Office of Planning and Economic Development for a professional services agreement with Freeman Companies covering design and engineering for the $500,000 state-funded Black Rock streetscape project to improve Fairfield Avenue. It will be referred to the Contracts Committee.

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Examine Tuesday’s Election Results

November 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website is now loaded with statistics from Tuesday’s presidential election, see here. For readers who enjoy keeping score–always nice to examine who ran ahead of others for bragging rights–we’ve shared some numbers below, but some comparisons are difficult due to neighborhood demographic differences. The best comparisons are citywide or […]

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Two Moore Years For Marilyn

November 8th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Senator Marilyn Moore riding huge pluralities in Bridgeport has won another two-year term defeating Republican Elaine Hammers in the split city-suburban 22nd Senatorial District, according to unofficial returns.

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How Many Times Have You Voted? Larger Turnout In City

November 8th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a beautiful day, Bridgeport turnout at the midway point of voting was running ahead of the last presidential cycle four years ago when 52 percent of registered electors voted. Many voters waited in line for an hour to cast a ballot. Others report the line was so long they left to return during off-peak […]

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Online Voter Registration Swamps Election Workers

October 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City election officials have registered thousands of voters in this presidential cycle led by the new online registration available at the Connecticut Secretary of the State website. See here. “To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the […]

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Budget-stressed City Seeks Financial Guidance

October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.

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