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Ganim Stresses Teamwork In Transition Task Force Announcement

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 […]

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Stallworth, Maya And Salonen To Lead Ganim’s Transition Team

November 16th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen will serve as tri-chairs of Mayor-elect Joe Ganim’s transition team scheduled to be announced Monday afternoon (today) at a news conference at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Who Is Joe Ganim? The Early Years

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]

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The ‘Yahoo’ Factor–Ganim Capitalized On Finch’s Gaffes

November 6th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, Library

The hand-wringing swamping the Bridgeport business community, the editorial board of the Connecticut Post, various media outlets in the state such as the Hartford Courant and a sundry of national concerns befuddled by Joe Ganim’s resurgent comeback fails to examine the failures by incumbent Mayor Bill Finch that opened the door to Ganim’s traction. If Finch […]

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The Movie Script No One Would Believe–How We Got To This Point On The Verge Of The Vote For Mayor

November 2nd, 2015 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

If you had scripted the city’s mayoral race to Hollywood filmmakers, they’d probably call the cops to lock you up in disbelief. Heck, a couple of mayoral candidates on Tuesday’s ballot have been locked up. Even a scribe who’s covering the race had an involuntary vacation. It’s not every day a mayoral candidate can actually […]

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Panuzio Calls Foster Sunshine And Blue Sky

October 29th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In a read similar to an editorial board endorsement, former Republican Mayor Nick Panuzio, 1971-75, shares his support for Mary-Jane Foster for mayor. This commentary first appeared in the CT Post. The mayor’s race in Bridgeport this year is “classic Bridgeport.” While there are many mayoral candidates for the Nov. 3 election, the two main […]

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Crunch Time! One Week Left To Election, Sizing Up Ganim, Foster, Torres

October 26th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim carries a refrain inside his head that goes something like this, “I’ve come too far, I’ve come too far.” Ganim won the Democratic primary in historic fashion, knocking off an incumbent mayor. He danced on a table, followers exploded with joy both in praise of Ganim’s comeback and with glee that he had […]

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Ganim Issues Government Platform

October 23rd, 2015 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Democratic mayoral nominee Joe Ganim on Friday released a position paper on taxes, public safety, economic development, education, environment and government transparency.

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