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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mary-Jane Foster'
December 21st, 2014 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
December 17th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Politics
It’s the holidays, time to celebrate. That means we raise a glass to voter power because OIB readers vote. Here’s an unscientific hypothetical poll because we cannot screen for demographics, but what the heck, let’s do this anyway. Do not despair, we will feature a variety of unscientific survey matchups (and perhaps scientific) in the […]
December 6th, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
The length of the holiday shopping list pales in comparison to the list of things to do for a mayoral run. That’s where potential candidates are guided by dear old MOM: money, organization, message. Each category has its own checklist and 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is examining her list to determine if a […]
November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without OIB’s annual salute to Connecticut’s wilderness warrior, Bridgeport native, Joe Haines who’s eaten just about everything that cannot eat him. There’s even a recipe for squirrel cacciatore. Grab multiple eggnogs and check it out. Once Muriel Haines’ five friends inhaled the aromas coming from the kitchen, her husband Joe had […]
November 14th, 2014 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
About 10 months from a Democratic primary–if there is a Democratic primary–Mayor Bill Finch has amassed a mighty $300,000 campaign warchest in his quest for a third four-year term next year. Several potential candidates have expressed interest in running for mayor while one high-profile pol, former Mayor John Fabrizi, has pulled out, sobered by the […]
November 5th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Uninspiring poll numbers, the dread of raising campaign cash and the reelection of Dan Malloy as governor have all contributed to former Mayor John Fabrizi declining a bid for the job he occupied from April of 2003 through November of 2007.
October 29th, 2014 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events
The Movement “to raise issues facing the citizens of Bridgeport, educate and engage people in fostering real changes” will conduct its third community forum on Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, featuring former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who has his Black Rock home for sale, as the featured speaker.