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Finch Wins Endorsement For Mayor–Ganim, Other Challengers Press On, Torres Endorsed By GOP

July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]

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Say Hello To The 90 Most Popular People In Bridgeport

July 21st, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

I love you, I need you, I want you. They’re being schmoozed and boozed, urged, cajoled, worked, and some promised this and that. They’re popular today, perhaps not so Tuesday night depending on how the 90 members of the Democratic Town Committee cast their endorsement vote for mayor, Bill Finch or Joe Ganim, at Testo’s […]

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City Council Welcomes New Members, Melanie Jackson And Jose Casco

March 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

By unanimous vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night filled two Democratic vacancies on the budget and legislative body, both relatively new faces in city politics, Jose Casco to fill the 136th District East Side seat of Ricky DeJesus and Melanie Jackson to replace the 138th Upper East Side vacancy of veteran member Richard Paoletto.

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Knock, Knock, Budget Committee, Anyone Home?

November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]

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Paoletta To Lead Columbus Parade Sunday

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Council of Italian-American Societies: Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags, the Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, October 12 in Bridgeport’s North End. The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of […]

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Lopez: City Councilors ‘Prisoners In The Cave Of Comfortable Ignorance’

August 12th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, retired Superior Court Judge and Bridgeport resident Carmen Lopez takes aim at the “obedient employees on the Council to march on command and follow orders” during a meeting of the City Council’s Education Committee. Check it out: Take an introductory course in philosophy at any university […]

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Council Members Seek Budget Updates From City Departments

August 4th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee has addressed the City Council on numerous occasions urging review of timely financial reports. Is it possible they are finally hearing him?

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Youthful And Resilient Paoletta Leads Columbus Festivities

June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

You’ll not meet a more vibrant 79-year-old than Lenny Paoletta who served as mayor from 1981-1985. Determined, athletic, resourceful, Paoletta is serving as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal. Paoletta loves a parade and it was during his years as mayor the St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities took flight. He’s also resilient. Twenty years […]

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