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Blizzard Response Big Test For City

January 26th, 2015 · 17 Comments · News and Events

The blizzard of 2013 was a nightmare for residents that turned into a gigantic toothache for Mayor Bill Finch: unplowed streets, some public works crews sent home, residents trapped in their homes for days. The mayor says for this storm they’re better prepared.

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Councilors Want Resolution To Paid Suspension

January 26th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Three months after a city councilman and employee was sent home with pay over a sexual harassment allegation, two colleagues have demanded a status update on the politically volatile investigation.

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Here It Comes, Blizzard Conditions, Finch Declares Snow Emergency

January 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Bridgeport is preparing for possible blizzard conditions with a major winter storm projected to hit Connecticut tomorrow evening into Tuesday. Mayor Finch has declared a Snow Emergency beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday, January 26, 2015.

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Stallworth: Ganim’s ‘The Buzz Thing In Bridgeport’

January 25th, 2015 · 56 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The Hartford Courant’s Ed Mahony profiles former Mayor Joe Ganim’s possible run for his old job. Local Democrats are ducking for cover, trying to appear neutral should the glib Ganim challenge Bill Finch, the policy-driven, two-term incumbent, who, an aide said Friday, is pressing the state legislature to broaden anti-corruption laws and bar felons such […]

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Merrill’s Switch-For-Mitch Gaffe Receives Media Traction

January 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Meanwhile, in the widely read political blog “Only In Bridgeport,” Lennie Grimaldi highlighted the story about the emails that contradicted Merrill’s past statements, and headlined his post: “All In The Family: Merrill Caves To Bridgeport Machine, Rescues Mitch Robles, Gets Caught.”

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City To Receive Funds To Redevelop Remington Site

January 24th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Gov. Malloy announced that the state is giving Bridgeport, Conn. $300,000 to redevelop its historic Remington Arms Factory site.

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Mayor Declares Snow Emergency

January 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Communications Director Brett Broesder: In preparation for adverse weather conditions expected to the area on Saturday, Mayor Bill Finch has declared a Snow Emergency to begin at 8:00PM, Friday, January 23.

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