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Primary Lineup Complete, Absentee Ballots Ready This Week

August 24th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts.  Absentee ballots […]

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City Council Match-ups For Democratic Primary Taking Shape

August 11th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Council, City Politics

Wednesday at 4 p.m. is the deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office to qualify for the September 16 Democratic primary. Joe Ganim has qualified to challenge party-endorsed incumbent Bill Finch for mayor. Mary-Jane Foster, Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello are awaiting word if they have secured the roughly 1900 certified […]

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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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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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Officials Celebrate Steel Point Progress

July 17th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Congressman Jim Himes announced the completion of the Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant funded infrastructure work at Steelpointe Harbor.

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Finch: City In Midst Of Major Comeback, Draws Line In Sand

July 9th, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In a jammed, steamy Captain’s Cove Seaport Wednesday night, Mayor Bill Finch kicked off his reelection campaign telling more than 500 supporters “I’m proud to stand here before you and say that our city is in the midst of a major comeback!”

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Foster Calls For Independent Audit Of Tax Office

June 25th, 2015 · 37 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

News release from Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster Mary-Jane Foster, candidate for mayor in the Democratic Primary, today called for an independent operational and financial audit of the city’s Tax Collector Department. “We are seeing very serious management deficiencies in this department, which is putting our precious tax dollars at risk,” the candidate said.

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