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Foster Outlines 50-Day Plan As Mayor

July 11th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

What will a Mary-Jane Foster administration look like if she’s elected mayor? The Democratic candidate on Friday issued a plan for her first 50 days in office: ● The first thing I will do is have an independent audit conducted of the City’s budget ● I will meet with each department in City Hall to […]

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Foster: Honest Choice For Change

July 7th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Foster statement on Trumbull Gardens shooting. Asserting “the past haunts us and the present fails us,” Mary-Jane Foster opened her campaign headquarters Downtown Monday evening telling 60 supporters she’s the “honest choice for change” against Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim.

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Will Ganim Be Mr. Ethical Next Time? Or Pinocchio Joe?

June 6th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, responding to critics who wonder what will be different if he’s elected mayor again, says he will “create an independent Office of Public Integrity–and select someone from outside of city government to create the toughest ethical laws of any municipality in Connecticut.” Although relentlessly knocking on doors, making phone calls, kissing […]

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Foster: Stop The Insanity, Bridgeport Deserves Better–Chides Finch And Ganim In Campaign Speech

June 5th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

With equal lashings for her chief opponents Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster made her official announcement Thursday night at the Holiday Inn Downtown pledging  to reform and clean up city government asserting “We will never attract new taxpaying businesses and we can never expect Hartford to support what Bridgeport […]

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Foster Declares “We Deserve Better”–Formal Announcement June 4

May 27th, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Saying “I’m running for mayor because we deserve better,” Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will formally announce her candidacy June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown, according to a news release she issued Tuesday.

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Foster: Politics Is A Rough Game And These Guys Play Rough

May 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Asserting former Mayor Joe Ganim “had his time” and Mayor Bill Finch is a “glaring disappointment” Mary-Jane Foster appeared on Mike Bellamy’s Coffee Break Chat Friday morning on radio station WICC  following her formation of a candidate committee for mayor on Monday. Foster lost a Democratic primary to Finch in 2011. She made several things […]

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Foster Enters Race For Mayor

April 27th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

University of Bridgeport vice president Mary-Jane Foster, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team, joined the race for mayor Monday morning filing a candidate committee in the Town Clerk’s Office, her second run for the city’s top post she lost in a Democratic primary to Mayor Bill Finch in 2011.

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