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Entries Tagged as 'Val Sorrentino'

Seven City Employees Honored

December 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events

We don’t often hear about them, but often they make significant advances to keep government business moving along. Last week, Mayor Joe Ganim  announced seven recipients as city employees of the year at the annual government Christmas luncheon.

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Ganim Announces Labor-Management Collaboration

February 22nd, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Many local labor leaders cried “say it ain’t so, Joe” when he challenged incumbent Bill Finch in a Democratic primary last September. Now some of those very labor leaders are praising Ganim in a news release issued by his office announcing a labor-management pact to seek ways jointly to cut costs. And a few of […]

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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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Ganim Campaign Finance Report Thick With Donors, Cops Host Pig Roast

July 12th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Retired and active city police officers, contractors, lawyers and family members are among the major donors to Joe Ganim’s comeback bid for mayor, according to his monstrous 700-page campaign finance report filing at the Town Clerk’s Office for the period ending June 30 in which he raised more than $200k in a two-month stretch.

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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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