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Entries Tagged as 'Mary-Jane Foster'

Foster Declares “We Deserve Better”–Formal Announcement June 4

May 27th, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Saying “I’m running for mayor because we deserve better,” Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will formally announce her candidacy June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown, according to a news release she issued Tuesday.

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Foster: Prioritize City Residents For Public Safety Employment

May 26th, 2015 · 107 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, citing low staffing levels, writes that tax credits and academic achievement should be among the incentives utilized to attract more city residents to public safety employment. “By embracing change and transforming the way we recruit, hire and train our police force, we will become the community partners we need to […]

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Winds Of Change On City Council?

May 21st, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

There’s Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster, Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello too running for mayor on the Democratic side. Enrique Torres is a Republican mayoral candidate. Okay, what about the City Council?

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Dr. Ford’s Confession From A Stage, Instead Of A Couch

May 18th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement

All kinds of people crammed the banquet hall of the German Club, tucked into a corner of Horace Street on the East Side, for former Mayor Joe Ganim’s official coming-out party Thursday night to reclaim his old job: black, white, brown; family, friends, former political foes; city police officers, clergy members; Democratic district leaders; even […]

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Ganim, Short On Specifics, Kicks Off Mayoral Race, “Bridgeport That Works For Everyone”

May 15th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Continuing a theme of a “Bridgeport that works for everyone,” former Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night launched his formal kickoff to try to reclaim the job he resigned more than 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, asserting “This election is about the future and about which candidate has the vision […]

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Will Torres Jump Into Mayor’s Race?

May 12th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Democrats have five candidates in the race for mayor heading toward a likely party primary in September. What about the Republicans? Two-time mayoral candidate Enrique Torres, the lone GOP member on the City Council, is seriously considering it, according to his peeps. Whether you wanna hug him or slug him, Torres’ wonkish persona stirs passion.

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Wyman On Ganim Versus Finch: Let’s Wait For Party Endorsement

May 11th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Western Mass News Appearing on Face the State hosted by Dennis House, Connecticut’s popular Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman took a pragmatic political position when asked about her support for Bridgeport mayor: let’s wait for the Democratic endorsed candidate.

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