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Entries Tagged as 'Mary-Jane Foster'

Foster Hits Finch On Hypocrisy

January 28th, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

In what could be a prelude to another run for mayor this year, 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster cites “examples of the cultural DNA of political corruption that has wholly permeated and consumed the operations of this administration.” From Foster: Mayor Bill Finch needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror before […]

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Steve Stafstrom’s Fundraising Haul In Black Rock–Bill, Joe and Mary-Jane Attend Party

January 21st, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It didn’t take long, one night in fact, for Democrat Steve Stafstrom to reach his fundraising threshold to qualify for public funding for the February 24 special election for State House.

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Wyman, Legislative Leaders Support Stafstrom For State House

January 19th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Democratic big dogs are coming to town on behalf of State House candidate Steven Staftsrom. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz will attend a Tuesday night fundraiser at the home of Scott and Claire Burns in Black Rock for Stafstrom’s quest to qualify for public financing for […]

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Season’s Greetings Campaign Style–Foster Issues FOI Request For Finch’s Holiday Card List

January 7th, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mary-Jane Foster, 2011 mayoral candidate weighing another run this year, wants a copy of Mayor Bill Finch’s holiday card list mailed to a select group of party insiders, businesses and neighborhood leaders featuring a photo of the mayor and his family taken with President Obama during his Bridgeport campaign stop for Governor Dan Malloy in […]

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What Say You, Political Swami?

December 29th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

We’re on the cusp of 2015, so that can mean only one thing: time to reach deep into your crystal ball to puke up predictions.

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Short Political FUSE At Dunbar School

December 26th, 2014 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

What Mayor Bill Finch had once viewed as a governmental credential in his embrace of charter schools and private management of selected schools has become a potential political liability, at least as it applies to Dunbar school that has faced a host of thorny issues, and many personnel changes as a result of the charter […]

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Foster To Finch: Use Your Own Loot

December 21st, 2014 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mary-Jane Foster, a 2011 mayoral candidate considering another run in 2015, asserts Mayor Bill Finch is using city funds to promote his reelection campaign. Commentary from Foster that also appears in the Sunday print edition of the CT Post. In the last few months, my husband and I have each received birthday cards from Mayor […]

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