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Courting A Development Chief

November 13th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport business community didn’t exactly bust open wallets to finance Joe Ganim’s election, most of the campaign loot went to outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and Ganim’s chief general election opponent Mary-Jane Foster, but now business leaders want to help Ganim identify a replacement assuming current development chief David Kooris is shown the door.

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Torres Claims He’s Not For Sale, Time To Debate

October 1st, 2015 · 83 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

After asking Mary-Jane Foster to support him, and she in turn represented the same (Joe Ganim presented an olive branch to Foster too), Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres weighs in on Mayor Bill Finch’s endorsement of Mary-Jane Foster. Torres also asked Finch to support him. And so it goes in city politics. While the names […]

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Kohut Defends Ganim’s Honor

September 14th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics

Following a commentary from former city activist Josh Nessen condemning Joe Ganim, in response city policy wonk Jeff Kohut claims the former mayor is wiser for his experiences. Josh Nessen wrote a detailed, factual piece about the battle between the grassroots movement of the 1990s to ameliorate the plight of the downtrodden people of the […]

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Former City Advocate: Say No To Joe

September 14th, 2015 · 31 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Editor’s note at bottom. Joshua Nessen served as executive director of the advocacy group Greater Bridgeport Interfaith Action that was involved in city issues in the 1990s. In this commentary he “fears that a dangerous collective amnesia has descended upon the city” regarding Joe Ganim’s candidacy for mayor. Nessen’s commentary: From 1991 to 1998 […]

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Business Leaders Decry Ganim

July 18th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

From the Finch campaign: Here’s what business leaders and investors had to say about Joe Ganim and whether or not he hurts business development and investment in Bridgeport just by him moving back to Bridgeport and running for office again:

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Kohut Condemns Pols For Crime

June 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

2011 petitioning candidate for mayor Jeff Kohut issues this blistering commentary against the city’s political establishment following the attack of an elderly woman in Lake Forest. From Kohut: On Thursday, June 25th, at about 11 AM, an elderly woman was attacked in her home in the Lake Forest neighborhood, in Bridgeport’s North End, by a […]

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Sikorsky Leaving Bridgeport Plant, Consolidating Jobs To Stratford HQ

June 3rd, 2015 · 58 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sikorsky Aircraft announced on Tuesday that it is “exiting its current facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and relocating employees to the Stratford, Connecticut facility. It is important to note that none of these announced layoffs are a result of the facility consolidation.” The company announced global workforce reductions including 180 jobs in Connecticut. Sikorsky operates a […]

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Anti-Corruption Bill Does Not Prevent Ganim Candidacy

April 2nd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

While former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to regain his old job setting up a high-profile reelection campaign for Mayor Bill Finch, several Bridgeport area residents and business community members testified in support of an anti-corruption bill that if passed would go into effect January 1, 2016 and not impact Ganim’s run this cycle, according to […]

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