Late on this, but worth noting the death last month of the city’s former Finance Director Jerry Baron who served the city during the Joe Ganim mayoral years. He was 66. Baron was a gentle giant, 6’8″ and built like a vault door. He was recruited to Bridgeport from Providence, Rhode Island where Baron was [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Mary Moran'
April 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
October 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events
Sarah Burns worked for the administration of Mayor Mary Moran who made national news in June of 1991 when she placed the state’s largest city into federal bankruptcy, a move opposed by the state. A federal judge ruled against Moran’s petition. Burns will appear at a book discussion for The Drowning of a Seaside City, [...]
September 16th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
In June of 1991 Republican Mayor Mary Moran sent Connecticut’s largest city into federal bankruptcy court. The move sent a shockwave across the state, caused Governor Lowell Weicker and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to move against it and provoked Wall Street to suspend the city’s credit worthiness that handcuffed the city from making municipal improvements.
September 6th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
He has a deep rolodex that includes names and numbers of political, governmental and business contacts, strong relationships with decision makers in Hartford such as Governor Dannel Malloy, and today (Thursday) former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom who is something of a ringmaster when it comes to city politics will be named the 2013 Ringmaster [...]
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March 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
The Charter Revision Commission will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. What’s on your mind? The panel has been focusing on education initiatives and likely will send to the City Council for approval a question that asks voters to choose between elected or appointed school board positions, [...]
February 29th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Rick Porto was one of the good guys: a funny, caring, provocative personality. He served admirably for several years as the city’s director of parks. He was the Republican candidate for mayor in 1987 and likely would have become mayor had he sought the office again in 1989, the year Republican Mary Moran defeated Democratic [...]
January 11th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Update with Mike Garrett comments: The seven-member Charter Revision Commission will look at reshaping the way school board members are chosen, among other items. The Bridgeport Board of Education is currently an elected body on hold as a result of state control of city schools that has created an appointed commission. Could a hybrid of elected [...]