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August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence

December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]

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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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Former Union Leader Chides Finch, Backs Ganim

August 13th, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Val Sorrentino, who was employed by the city from 1979-2013, shares this commentary that also appeared in the CT Post declaring there’s more to the story of unions endorsing Mayor Bill Finch. She was Deputy Director of Human Services upon her retirement. Sorrentino, a supporter of Joe Ganim, was Business Manager of LIUNA Local 200 […]

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Attention City Employees, Election For Civil Service Commissioner

August 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Hey, there’s another election going on and the deadline to vote is this Friday. The resignation of Willie McBride as the city employee representative on the Civil Service Commission has triggered a vote among city employees to replace him.

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A Kidney, A Match, Two Lives–Val Sorrentino And Karen Silvernail, A Story Of Courage And Resilience

December 30th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

A new year, a new beginning, a new life. Think about the things that matter. Val Sorrentino and Karen Silvernail came together in 2012 so 2013 and beyond will endure for them, their families and anyone who wants to follow their example. Karen donated a kidney to her friend Val. They share the poignancy below […]

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Support The Karen Silvernail Gift Of Life Fund

June 1st, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

On August 2, Karen Silvernail will be donating a kidney to her friend Valerie Sorrentino, business manager of LIUNA Local 200, an employee of the City of Bridgeport. Karen is an exercise instructor and personal trainer at the Trumbull Y. After donating the kidney, she will be out of work for several weeks with no […]

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Union Protests City Hall, Claims Workers Under Attack

April 26th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Dozens of members of Connecticut Laborers’ District Council www.ctlpl.com led by Business Manager Charles LeConche protested in front of the City Hall Annex on Broad Street Wednesday morning, charging workers of an affiliated union have come under attack by Mayor Bill Finch and administration officials.

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Mayor Statement On Latest Murders, Plus: Loads Of Police Applicants, Good Stuff Downtown, And Ganim Freedom Video

July 19th, 2010 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

  Evening Update: Statement from Mayor Finch regarding recent homicides: “I am very concerned about the recent tragic incidents in our City. I am in constant communication with Police Chief Joe Gaudett and I have directed him to utilize every asset available to confront this problem head-on. “I am proud of our police department’s swift […]

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