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From Camel To Car, Dennis Murphy Gets Behind Wheel Of Troubled DMV

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

He has served as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor for five years, has even filled in as acting commissioner and now Bridgeport resident Dennis Murphy will try to steer the Department of Motor Vehicles in the right direction after another Bridgeport resident Andres Ayala resigned as commissioner following a troubling year at […]

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Ganim To Waive Four Weeks Of Pay

December 22nd, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Sending a signal that “everyone has to give a little” to offset a budget deficit pegged at roughly $20 million, a spokesman for Mayor Joe Ganim says the mayor did not accept a salary during his first two weeks in office and will also be working another two weeks without pay in the near future. […]

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Former City Sheriff David Goodman

December 20th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Friends and family are reporting on Facebook that former Republican City Sheriff David S. Goodman, 41, died suddenly Saturday night in his South End home. Charlie Coviello, a 2015 mayoral candidate, with whom Goodman ran for reelection as a candidate for sheriff on the New Movement Party line, also reported to OIB of Goodman’s death. […]

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Second To Nunn No More, Pricey Vehicles And Job Flattened

December 18th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning

Andy Nunn, dethroned chief administrative officer under Mayor Bill Finch, had hoped a sea change would carry him to a permanent slot as director of the Port Authority, even authorizing more than $70k for two new vehicles. Nunn’s ship was grounded along the way. For Joe Ganim, this is a bit of déjà vu. As […]

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The Roar Of Red Ink, Ganim Grapples With Finch Budget Deficit, More Than $10 Million

December 11th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Monday night will likely hear some sobering news from Ganim administration financial chiefs: a mid-year budget deficit of more than $10 million. The $532 million election-year budget advanced by former Mayor Bill Finch that was approved by the last City Council for the budget year starting July 1 […]

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Who Is Joe Ganim? The Early Years

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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Foster Mailer Hits Ganim On Truth And Taxes

October 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In the latest direct mail piece, Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign undercuts what Joe Ganim feels is a great strength, assailing the veracity of his tax record as mayor as well as his testimony under oath at his 2003 corruption trial in which his sentencing judge announced “I find by clear and convincing evidence Mr. Ganim’s testimony […]

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