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Brian Lockhart

Rev. Al interviews Mayor Bill

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch phoned in to MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, hosted by the polarizing Rev. Al Sharpton, Monday to talk about how Connecticut’s biggest city was dealing with the snow storm. “We have very narrow roads,” said Finch, whose administration had been urging residents to move their cars off of emergency routes and follow alternate side […] [Read More]
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DeJesus – dedicated servant or tax scofflaw? – endorsed

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Richard DeJesus is officially Bridgeport Democrats’ endorsed candidate for the 23rd Senate District. A special panel of the state Democratic Party on Friday notified DeJesus and challenger Ed Gomes that it had rejected the latter campaign’s allegations the local endorsement convention was clouded by a conflict-of-interest. Specifically Gomes and his supporters alleged that attorney Edwin […] [Read More]
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Senate candidate DeJesus has hefty back-tax bill

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State lawmakers frequently talk about reforming Connecticut’s tax system Bridgeport Councilman Richard DeJesus, D-136, whom city Democrats endorsed to run for a state Senate vacancy, is struggling with his own payments. DeJesus, according to city records, has since 2002 accumulated an outstanding bill of $139,433 related to a pair of businesses – Genesis Motorworks, a […] [Read More]
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Finch: Felons convicted of corruption shouldn’t run

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch on Thursday taped an appearance in Hartford on the Face the State political show, hosted by Dennis House. As expected, the topic of ex-Mayor-turned-felon Joseph Ganim’s interest in challenging Finch for his old job came up. According to a teaser of the Finch segment supplied by House, Finch, who so far […] [Read More]
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Ganim drops final court appeal

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In what is clearly an orchestrated campaign to try and rehab his image in preparation for another run at the job he lost after being convicted of corruption, ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim has ended his final attempt to appeal the case. On Monday – just a few days after footage of Ganim’s public apology surfaced, […] [Read More]
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Mario Testa last summer in his restaurant kitchen.

Testa: Ganim told me if support’s there, he’s running

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Hours after Friday’s release of footage from a Jan. 1 event at an African-American church of his public apology for presiding over a corrupt administration, ex-Bridgeport mayor-turned-felon Joseph Ganim dined at Democratic Town Committee chief Mario Testa’s restaurant. What did the pair of old friends talk about? Could it have been the possibility that Ganim […] [Read More]
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Finally, Ganim apologizes

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There’s a lot of speculation that Bridgeport Mayor-turned-felon Joseph Ganim is considering challenging Mayor Bill Finch for his old job. Ganim has been popping up around town, particularly at black churches – a community that always welcomed him and that is, perhaps, more willing to forgive Ganim for the corruption that ruined his political career. […] [Read More]
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Governor orders special elections

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GOV. MALLOY: SPECIAL ELECTIONS FOR THREE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SEATS TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 24 Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that special elections to fill three vacancies in the Connecticut General Assembly will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The elections will be for the 23rd Senatorial District, which covers portions of Bridgeport and […] [Read More]
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Judge in Ayala case hints at a “resolution.”

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The state Superior Court judge presiding over ex-state Rep. Christina Ayala’s elections fraud case on Thursday hinted that there may be a “resolution” in sight. Ayala has so far not entered a plea, and the case has been continued for a few months. That was again the situation on Thursday, when attorneys for Ayala and […] [Read More]
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With sub-zero temps, Bpt. Councilwoman pleads for homeless

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Bridgeport Councilwoman Eneida Martinez, D-139, has issued a plea for the city to do more to help the homeless and keep them warm as the temperatures get dangerously frigid. The city on Monday announced its plans, but Martinez argued they are not adequate. For example, she said, the city’s warming centers close at 10 p.m. […] [Read More]
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