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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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
Tags: Bass Pro Shops·Bill Finch·Brian Lockhart·Bridgeport Hospital·CT Post·Denise Merrill·Doing It Local·General Electric·Harding High School·Jacqueline Kelleher·Jeff Kohut·Joe Ganim·Joe Gaudett·Ken Dixon·Ken Flatto·Mario Testa·Mary-Jane Foster·Steve Krauchick·Val Sorrentino·Webster Bank Arena
December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
2015 May news highlights: The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street […]
Tags: Alma Maya·Andres Ayala·Anthony Bennett·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bob Halstead·Cesar Batalla·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Meyer·CT Mirror·Dale Radcliffe·Dan Malloy·Ed Adams·Ed Gomes·Enrique Torres·Joe Ganim·Joe Gaudett·John Fabrizi·Ken Flatto·Lenny Paoletta·Marilyn Moore·Mary-Jane Foster·Pleasure Beach·Ralph Ford·Steelpointe Harbor·Steven Stafstrom·Tom Bucci·Webster Bank Arena
December 17th, 2015 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Oh those dreaded election-year budgets. Asserting to the City Council Wednesday night these are “staggering numbers to walk into,” Mayor Joe Ganim and his financial team detailed findings of an inherited $20 million budget deficit halfway through the budget year that shows revenues overestimated by $5.6 million and expenditure issues of more than $14 million.
December 17th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council
Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee who has mined city budget books for years shares his thoughts following the Ganim administration’s disclosure of a $20 million budget gap. From Lee:
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.
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.
Tags: Alvin Penn·Bill Clinton·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Bluefish·CT Post·Dennis Murphy·Donald Trump·Hartford Courant·Hillary Clinton·Jack McGregor·Joe Ganim·John Marsilio·John Rowland·John Stafstrom·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lowell Weicker·Mark Anastasi·Mary Moran·Mary-Jane Foster·Mike Freimuth·Mike Marella·Pat Crossin·Steve Wynn·Webster Bank Arena
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.
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.
Tags: Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Bluefish·Buddy Cianci·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Caruso·Chris Meyer·Dan Malloy·David Daniels·Ed Adams·Enrique Torres·Jack McGregor·Janet Arterton·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·Mario Testa·Mary-Jane Foster·Steven Stafstrom·University of Bridgeport·Webster Bank Arena