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Entries Tagged as 'Mary Moran'

Hispanic Voters Power Influence By Numbers, Largest Registered Democratic Bloc

August 26th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Hispanics, by sheer numbers registered to vote in Bridgeport, are becoming a growing force in city elections. Both Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official, and Sandi Ayala, Bridgeport’s Democratic Registrar of Voters, confirm Bridgeport has roughly 25,500 registered voters of Hispanic origin out of 69,963 total registered, approximately 36 […]

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Roll The Fight Tape! The Night Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

July 2nd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Do we have a special video for you. We’re a few weeks away from a Democratic Town Committee convention to endorse school board candidates. Channeling back 24 years, it certainly was a wild and crazy Thursday night July 27, 1989 inside the Days Hotel on Lafayette Boulevard, jammed with 500 pols, for the Democratic Town […]

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Walker: Patronage Politics Barrier To Structural Changes For Fiscal Sanity, Calls For State Control Board

May 19th, 2013 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, writes the time has come for the State of Connecticut to take control of the city’s finances that includes authority to make recommendations on restructuring pension and retiree health care obligations. Walker sounds the alarm bell on finances, patronage politics and conflicts of interest such as […]

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Jerry Baron, Former Finance Director

April 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

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 […]

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Sarah Burns’ Book Chronicles Bankruptcy Petition

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, […]

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Former Mayor Mary Moran Asserts She Was Right To Place City Into Bankruptcy

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.

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Step Right Up! John Stafstrom To Be Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

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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