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City Council Approves McCarthy’s Severance Deal, No Public Discussion

February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]

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City Council Rejects Controversial Finch Labor Agreement

December 31st, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: How they voted. Facing a mega budget deficit, at the urging of Mayor Joe Ganim, the Bridgeport City Council in a special meeting Wednesday night voted 12-3 to rescind controversial pay raises approved in a labor agreement covering about 150 city employees for a five-year period starting July 1, 2013. Those city employees have […]

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McCarthy Wins Unanimous Vote For Council Presidency

December 8th, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: committee chairs. On a night Joe Ganim presided over his first City Council meeting in more than 12 years, Tom McCarthy once again was voted president of the budget and legislative body where he promptly announced committee assignments including freshman councilor from Black Rock Scott Burns and veteran Denese Taylor-Moye from the South End […]

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City Council Starts New Session, McCarthy Seeks Leadership Post Again

December 6th, 2015 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim will chair his administration’s first City Council meeting Monday night when Tom McCarthy seeks the support of his peers as president of the budget and legislative body, a position he’s occupied for eight years. Will a challenger emerge? McCarthy is popular among his constituents in the North End 133rd Council District that […]

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Ganim Declares New Beginning For City … ‘We Are That Voice’–Judge Rodriguez Lectures Malloy To Embrace Ganim In A Second-chance Appeal

December 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Asserting Tuesday night before roughly 1000 supporters, elected officials and family in the Klein Memorial Auditorium that he’s “learned much from my life’s many experiences … Lessons about how a person can fall–and get back up–of how one faces adversity after making mistakes,” Joe Ganim officially returned as mayor to Connecticut’s largest city that he […]

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Ganim Stresses Teamwork In Transition Task Force Announcement

November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]

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The Candidates For November

October 6th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Later this week, the official ballot lineup will be set for the November 3 general election, four weeks from today. The following candidates will appear, not necessarily in this order.

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Primary Lineup Complete, Absentee Ballots Ready This Week

August 24th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts.  Absentee ballots […]

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