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Entries Tagged as 'University of Bridgeport'

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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Ganim Feels The Love, Raises $50K In Comeback Battle Against Finch’s Mighty Campaign Warchest

April 24th, 2015 · 117 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: $50K raised. To chants of “run Joe, run” by roughly 300 supporters in a packed Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford, former Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night edged closer to an official entry to try to reclaim the position he was forced out of 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, promising […]

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Finch Won’t Go To Mat For Successful UB Gymnastics Team, McCarthy Honors University

April 22nd, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s bound to come up in a mayoral election: Mayor Bill Finch once again snubbing the University of Bridgeport’s contributions to the state’s largest city, especially with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, poised to enter the mayoral race. The school’s nationally acclaimed gymnastics team did the city proud. And once again City Council […]

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Gomes Tours UB With Foster

April 18th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

State Senator Ed Gomes on Friday toured the University of Bridgeport with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, who’s expected to enter the race for mayor. Foster supported Gomes in the special election that returned him to the Senate. Could an official endorsement from Gomes soon follow? News release from Gomes:

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Kantrowitz Promises $6,000 Tax Cut, Mayoral Appointed City Council, Support For Deadbeats, Corporate School Control

March 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Fire up the oligarchy. Claiming Bridgeport’s legendary conflicts of interest don’t run nearly deep enough, entrepreneur, attorney and former Bridgeport schoolteacher Jonathan Kantrowitz has launched a faux entry into the mayoral race. The two-time Democratic Congressional candidate breaks down his mayoral platform: no tax collection, support for deadbeat dads and tax cheats, complete corporate control […]

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Attention Aspiring Candidates, Women’s Campaign School Beckons

March 2nd, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Thinking about running for public office? Interested in managing a campaign? Executive Director Patricia Russo will share information about the upcoming summer session of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, a five-day intensive course from June 8-12 focused on what you need to know in consideration of a run for office. The forum will take […]

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