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Bakalar Appointed Development Chief In Trumbull

April 11th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rina Bakalar, who served as co-chair of Mayor Joe Ganim’s economic development transition team and for several years director of the city’s Central Grants Office, has been appointed director of development for the Town of Trumbull by First Selectman Tim Herbst.

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The Power Of Poop Back On Negotiating Table

March 31st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Now that Bridgeport and Trumbull are moving closer to settling sewer fee rate issues, the parties are contemplating discussions that could flush new revenue into their general funds: a regional sewer authority.

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June 2015: Following Historic Shootings, Candidates Spar Over Crime, Ganim Places Finch On Defensive

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Joe Ganim left his mark in many ways in 2015, but where he gained the most traction in his historic comeback was public safety taking Bill Finch to task, particularly the incumbent’s response to an uptick in violent crime. Instead of showing compassion to victims in the face of tragedy Finch dubiously defended lower crime […]

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April 2015 News Highlights, ‘Run Joe, Run,’ Finch Proposes No Tax Increase, Foster Hits Finch On Low Police Staffing

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

Who played the fool in April 2015? News highlights. Show us the money, honey. Moolah is the mother’s milk of political campaigns. Nothing like a little milk and honey, right? Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has launched her Facebook page with an appeal to click her contribution website. Mayor Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Howard […]

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Voter Turnout For Mayoral Election Runs About Even With Statewide Average, Ganim Eyes McLevy Green For Inaugural

November 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport’s general election turnout of 33.67 percent last week was about one point above the statewide average for municipal elections, according to statistics released by Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. The turnout in the city was substantially higher than the mayoral election four years ago, driven by Joe Ganim’s presence on the ballot. […]

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Poop Enters Political Campaign, Sludge War Between Bridgeport And Trumbull

August 31st, 2015 · 75 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, embroiled in a years-long dispute with Mayor Bill Finch over sewer user fees, writes in a commentary that also appears in the CT Post “As the race for Mayor of Bridgeport is under way, every Bridgeport resident should ask the candidates for Mayor the following question: If Bridgeport loses 20 […]

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Kohut: Flush Sewer Deal

August 31st, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says any thought of a regional sewer deal with the suburbs should be flushed down the toilet. With history as our rationale and guide, Bridgeport should not be interested in entering into regional pacts with any of our neighbors at this juncture–especially Trumbull.

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Bridgeport To Process Trumbull’s Poop For Another 10 Years

June 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not a royal flush, but better than nothing. After years of negotiations, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced today a tentative 10-year agreement between Trumbull and Bridgeport to allow Bridgeport to continue processing its neighbor’s wastewater through the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority. The majority of Trumbull has sewers but no treatment plant so […]

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