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Courting A Development Chief

November 13th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport business community didn’t exactly bust open wallets to finance Joe Ganim’s election, most of the campaign loot went to outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and Ganim’s chief general election opponent Mary-Jane Foster, but now business leaders want to help Ganim identify a replacement assuming current development chief David Kooris is shown the door.

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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Ganim’s Latest Mailer Focuses On Accomplishments

October 24th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In his first general election mail piece, Democratic nominee Joe Ganim takes the high road reminding voters about his accomplishments as mayor in the areas of taxes, public safety, jobs and schools.

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A Month Remains To Election–Is There An October Surpise?

October 5th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four weeks left to this historic, bizarre, wacky, surreal, twisty yo-yo of a mayoral election. And we’re not done yet. Time to take inventory how we got to this point and the fascination of the general election.

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As Finch Sweats For Job, Ganim Acts Mayoral

September 22nd, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

While Mayor Bill Finch stresses for a ballot spot, former Mayor Joe Ganim is moving along as the Democratic nominee almost in transition mode. Tuesday afternoon he announced an initiative to create a volunteer task force to implement tax relief for “overburdened residents of Bridgeport.”

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Will City Council Genuflect To Transparent Government?

September 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics

In his first address to the City Council after he came up short as a candidate in a Democratic primary, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee wonders if members of the budget and legislative body will take an OATH for open, accountable, transparent and honest government. From Lee:

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Home Stretch For Historic Democratic Mayoral Primary

September 2nd, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks remaining to this surreal Democratic primary for mayor that features a two-term incumbent seeking to become the second longest serving mayor in history, a former mayor trying to make history returning to the job he had for 11-plus years and a third candidate seeking history as the first Democratic female mayor. And it’s possible, […]

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Ganim Mailer Focuses On Taxes And Crime

August 28th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim’s newest mail piece expected to hit mailboxes within the next few days features a two-sided message of an image of him with the Webster Bank Arena built during his tenure and the flip side railing against high taxes and high crime.

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