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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Finch Ramps Up Steelpointe Harbor Construction On East Side

April 1st, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday highlighted what is expected to be the linchpin of his reelection effort, construction at the Steelepointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, as former Mayor Joe Ganim is poised to challenge Finch for his old job. Ganim could make a formal entry into the race as soon as Thursday. […]

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Foster Hits Finch On Police Recruitment Plan, Low Staffing Level

April 1st, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

2011 mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, considering another run, criticizes Mayor Bill Finch for low police staffing and makeup of the department. From Foster: Mayor Finch’s recruiting initiative to hire new police officers is too little and too late. We’ve known the number of police officers would reach all-time lows for some time. We’ve known we […]

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Don’t Text And Drive

April 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: The Bridgeport Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY”–an effort to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from the task of driving by using a hand-held mobile […]

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Dollar$ For Donut$–Political Heavyweights Percolate Finch’s Campaign Warchest

March 31st, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy bolstered […]

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School Board Member Gardner Enters Mayoral Race, Going “All The Way”

March 30th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying he wants to create a “brighter future for a great city,” Board of Education member Howard Gardner has entered the mayoral sweepstakes with plans to run in the September Democratic primary. See his website here. Gardner is challenging incumbent Bill Finch. Others are expected to  jump in, such as former Mayor Joe Ganim and […]

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A Finch, Foster, Ganim Primary?

March 30th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It has the makings of a wild Democratic primary. The election cycle is heating up with former Mayor Joe Ganim scouring the political system for Democratic Town Committee votes and 2011 mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster seriously considering another run in what could be a three-way primary as Mayor Bill Finch, with more than $300,000 in […]

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Feds Order Fletcher Thompson To Honor Retirement Plan

March 30th, 2015 · 12 Comments · News and Events

From Hugh Bailey, CT Post: Fletcher Thompson, an architecture and engineering firm that recently moved into a showcase downtown Bridgeport headquarters, was ordered this month to restore $485,000 to its retirement savings plan after the federal government ruled it had stopped putting deferrals from employee paychecks into the plan.

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Fairfield U Hosts Forum On Education Reform Battle

March 29th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

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