Fronted by a video highlighting city successes, Mayor Bill Finch on Tuesday delivered his annual address to the city’s business community. News release from the mayor: In addressing the Bridgeport Regional Business Council today, Mayor Bill Finch told the crowd that the State of the City, working together, is getting stronger. Before delivering his address, […]
Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'
March 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events
March 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The battle of the barkeepers will not happen. Black Rock District Leader Danny Roach says he will not challenge Mario Testa for party leadership, setting up two more years for the North End restaurant owner when the 90-member Democratic Town Committee meets to pick a leader Thursday 5:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant.
March 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
It’s your money, says State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, you have the right to know where it’s being spent. Lembo has launched a new financial research portal Open Connecticut that follows the comings and goings of taxpayer dollars through “transparency” categories. There’s even a Follow The Money page to track compensation and benefits of state employees as well […]
March 8th, 2014 · 36 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
In a story titled Fight Over Solar in Bridgeport: Two Types of Environmentalism Collide, the National Geographic’s Jackson Kuhl examines the pros and cons of constructing thousands of solar panels on the old dump in Seaside Park.
March 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events
Okay, full disclosure, anyone named Grimaldi must have a good story to tell. Film producer Stephen Grimaldi (my long-lost sired child) is premiering the release of his award-winning film The Word at the spectacular Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue Downtown, March 14-16. The film follows the story of a father avenging his son’s murder carried […]
March 7th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Cops, News and Events
The police officer arrested recently for discharging a firearm inside Bagel King last December has once again called for an investigation against Assistant Police Chief James Nardozzi for slurs a college professor used in the context of ethics training last year. Some department members say the criticism directed at Nardozzi is a witch hunt for […]
March 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch will submit his proposed budget to the City Council in four weeks with less tax revenue than last year. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: A year after City Hall celebrated a near 1 percent increase in the grand list–the amount of taxable property–some of those gains were lost.