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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

McCarthy Seeks Council Presidency Again, Will Ganim Weigh In?

November 24th, 2015 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

On Dec. 1 at 6pm an assortment of elected officials including Mayor-elect Joe Ganim will participate in inaugural ceremonies scheduled for McLevy Green Downtown. On Dec. 7 the new City Council will conduct its first meeting with the marquee agenda item selection of City Council president. The pol who has led the legislative and budget […]

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Ganim Has Won, Now What?

November 5th, 2015 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Time to put the pieces together to govern. Joe Ganim deserved a day of rest following a triumphant return Tuesday night. He won convincingly. There was no spoiler. Voters serenaded his quest for redemption. The campaign is over. Now he turns his attention to governing.

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Comeback Kid! Ganim Regains Mayoralty In Big Historic Fashion

November 3rd, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now mayor-elect Ganim. Former Mayor Joe Ganim has cemented his quest for voter redemption, handily winning back his old job, according to unofficial results. Mary-Jane Foster placed second with Republican Rick Torres a distant third. Ganim will receive the oath of office for mayor December 1 replacing incumbent Bill Finch whom he defeated in […]

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The Movie Script No One Would Believe–How We Got To This Point On The Verge Of The Vote For Mayor

November 2nd, 2015 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

If you had scripted the city’s mayoral race to Hollywood filmmakers, they’d probably call the cops to lock you up in disbelief. Heck, a couple of mayoral candidates on Tuesday’s ballot have been locked up. Even a scribe who’s covering the race had an involuntary vacation. It’s not every day a mayoral candidate can actually […]

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Ganim Fundraising Cracks $400K Since Start Of Comeback

October 13th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim’s stunning Democratic primary win over Mayor Bill Finch was backed by roughly $300,000 in campaign cash raised in spring and summer. Although Ganim was outspent by roughly two to one by Finch who had raised his haul over a couple of years, the primary result wasn’t based on what Finch spent, it was […]

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A Month Remains To Election–Is There An October Surpise?

October 5th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four weeks left to this historic, bizarre, wacky, surreal, twisty yo-yo of a mayoral election. And we’re not done yet. Time to take inventory how we got to this point and the fascination of the general election.

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Where’s The Beef? For Ganim It’s Joseph’s Steakhouse

September 29th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Monday afternoon Joseph Ganim and Joseph Kustra embraced beefalicious all over again. Fifteen years ago Ganim, sometimes with Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa at his side, traversed to the Tollgate Steakhouse in Mamaroneck NY to schmooze restaurant maven Kustra to open a New York-style steakhouse in Connecticut’s largest city. Ganim’s power of persuasion prevailed and […]

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Comeback Kid Ganim Wins Democratic Primary, Finch Vows General Election Run

September 16th, 2015 · 168 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday bolstered his quest for redemption shocking Mayor Bill Finch in a tight Democratic primary by roughly 400 votes, according to unofficial returns. Ganim received 6,264 votes to Finch’s 5,859, according to unofficial returns including absentee ballots. Mary-Jane Foster finished a distant third with 1,177. Get ready for the November […]

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