2015 May news highlights: The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ralph Ford'
December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Tags: Alma Maya·Andres Ayala·Anthony Bennett·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bob Halstead·Cesar Batalla·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Meyer·CT Mirror·Dale Radcliffe·Dan Malloy·Ed Adams·Ed Gomes·Enrique Torres·Joe Ganim·Joe Gaudett·John Fabrizi·Ken Flatto·Lenny Paoletta·Marilyn Moore·Mary-Jane Foster·Pleasure Beach·Ralph Ford·Steelpointe Harbor·Steven Stafstrom·Tom Bucci·Webster Bank Arena
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 […]
Tags: Alma Maya·Bob Halstead·Bruce Hubler·Charlie Carroll·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Meyer·Dennis Bradley·Ed Adams·Eneida Martinez-Walker·Ezequiel Santiago·Gil Hernandez·Hector Diaz·Housatonic Community College·Jack Hennessy·Jeff Kohut·Joe Ganim·John Gomes·John Ricci·Ken Flatto·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Maria Valle·Mary Pat Healy·Michelle Lyons·Milta Feliciano·Neil Salonen·Ralph Ford·Rina Bakalar·Sacred Heart University·Scott Hughes·Shante Hanks·Tom Mulligan·University of Bridgeport·Val Sorrentino
August 14th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Every day someone asks who’s gonna win the September 16 Democratic mayoral primary? And every day, so far at least, no clear picture has emerged that makes this a slam dunk with so many variables in play.
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. […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Alma Maya·Americo Santiago·Bill Finch·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·CT Post·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Bradley·Dennis Scinto·Don Clemons·Enrique Torres·Fleeta Hudson·Gil Hernandez·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Kadisha Coates·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Mary-Jane Foster·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Pleasure Beach·Ralph Ford·Steelpointe Harbor·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Warren Blunt
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 […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Americo Santiago·Bill Finch·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Bradley·Dennis Scinto·Eneida Martinez-Walker·Ernie Newton·Gil Hernandez·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mary-Jane Foster·Melanie Jackson·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Ralph Ford·Scott Hughes·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy·Warren Blunt
July 13th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events
East End District Leader Ralph Ford has paid a $15,000 penalty for violating the state’s code of ethics for using state resources related to his private physician practice when he served as an employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. News release from the Office of State Ethics:
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July 12th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Retired and active city police officers, contractors, lawyers and family members are among the major donors to Joe Ganim’s comeback bid for mayor, according to his monstrous 700-page campaign finance report filing at the Town Clerk’s Office for the period ending June 30 in which he raised more than $200k in a two-month stretch.
May 18th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement
All kinds of people crammed the banquet hall of the German Club, tucked into a corner of Horace Street on the East Side, for former Mayor Joe Ganim’s official coming-out party Thursday night to reclaim his old job: black, white, brown; family, friends, former political foes; city police officers, clergy members; Democratic district leaders; even […]