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Foster Enters Race For Mayor

April 27th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

University of Bridgeport vice president Mary-Jane Foster, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team, joined the race for mayor Monday morning filing a candidate committee in the Town Clerk’s Office, her second run for the city’s top post she lost in a Democratic primary to Mayor Bill Finch in 2011.

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Secrest Named Finch Campaign Manager

April 27th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

News release from Finch campaign: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign announced today that Maryli Secrest has been chosen to fill the role of campaign manager.

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Jim Callahan, Journalist, OIB Contributor, Raconteur

April 27th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Jim Callahan was among the last of the two-fisted journalists who could turn a phrase and complement it with his own photograph. Raised in a family of nine children, he was a kid from King of Prussia, Pennsylvani–growly, disheveled, outspoken, sweet, sour–who arrived in Bridgeport in the late 1970s geared up to take on politicians, […]

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Former Councilman Paoletto Lands Private Sector Job

April 25th, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Though he left his municipal job and seat on the City Council amidst a sexual harassment probe, prominent Democrat Richard Paoletto quickly landed a private sector position with a politically connected construction firm.

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City Going To The Mattresses With New Law

April 25th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: This week, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch honored the owner of Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises, a mattress recycling company, who will be able to create new green jobs due to a mattress recycling law that goes into effect on May 1, 2015.

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Ganim Feels The Love, Raises $50K In Comeback Battle Against Finch’s Mighty Campaign Warchest

April 24th, 2015 · 118 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: $50K raised. To chants of “run Joe, run” by roughly 300 supporters in a packed Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford, former Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night edged closer to an official entry to try to reclaim the position he was forced out of 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, promising […]

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Finch Launches Donation Page In Quest For Third Term

April 23rd, 2015 · 25 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With already more than $400,000 raised, Mayor Bill Finch has launched a campaign donation website as he seeks a third four-year term. Former Mayor Joe Ganim is in an exploratory phase for his old job. School board member Howard Gardner and East End committeeman Charlie Coviello are in the race. Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent […]

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The Challenge Of Funding Schools

April 23rd, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Election years are generally all about taxes and the budget. Mayor Bill Finch has submitted a $532 million no-tax-increase spending plan to the City Council. Is enough being done to fully fund city schools? Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz addressed the council on Wednesday.

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