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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Ganim'

Scenes From City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th, 2014 · 9 Comments · News and Events

It was cold, but that didn’t stop your favorite pols from greeting their peeps for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown on Monday. The Mayor’s Office loaded these images on Facebook.

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Finch Hits Midpoint Of Second Term, Builds Warchest, Potential Opponents Weigh Options

November 18th, 2013 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

With nearly $120,000 in campaign cash in the bank, Mayor Bill Finch is off to a mighty fundraising start at the midpoint of his second four-year term. Raising money will not be a problem for the mayor as he prepares for reelection in 2015. The larger questions: how will the next two budget cycles play […]

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The Potential Conga Line For Mayor

September 19th, 2013 · 81 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Following last Tuesday’s drubbing of Democratic Party endorsed candidates for school board and City Council, opposition forces as well as establishment Dems are looking to the 2015 mayoral cycle and speculating about possible challengers to Mayor Bill Finch. What names are floating as possible contenders? Mary-Jane Foster, who challenged Finch in a 2011 mayoral primary, […]

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What? No Political Hacks! These School Board Candidates Ruining Our Campaign Fun

August 21st, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

Monday night Gabrielle Parisi, an organizer for the community action group Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport that hosted a candidates forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, observed all the school board candidates addressing the public featured solid credentials. She’s right. The six Democrats running in a September 10 primary for Board of Education […]

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Do You Eat Coconuts? Mangiacopra, Newton Strategist, Likes His With Lots Of Politics

January 23rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The political strategist who coined the battle cry Redemption and Opportunity for Ernie Newton’s comeback attempt for state senate last summer will try to place his own name on the ballot this year as a Democratic challenger to Republican Mayor Dick Moccia in Norwalk. Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, came up short, but one […]

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Judge Ganim Stiffs Funeral Director For Lavishly Serenading Stiff

January 3rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · News and Events

This is a classic OIB story brought to you by Dan Tepfer of the CT Post. A funeral director thought soaking a deceased with an accommodating bank account was the right send off. But Bridgeport Probate Judge Paul Ganim announced–over my dead … ruling! A local funeral home director who anticipated getting a nice present […]

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Could Education Reform Return In 2013 Sleepy Election Cycle?

November 26th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

In November 1998, Mayor Joe Ganim asked voters to approve a four-year term for mayor. Voters said yes. In November 2012, Mayor Bill Finch asked voters to approve mayoral appointment of school board members. Voters said no. Similarities and differences exist in each effort.

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