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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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Grab A Cup Of Joe, Fill Out Starbucks Application

July 3rd, 2015 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

If you want to pour a cup of ambition in search of a job, Bridgeport’s first Starbucks, expected to open this fall at the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area on the East Side, is looking for employees. Starbucks in Fairfield conducted a hiring event for the city store this week. More info www.starbucks.com/careers or newyork.craigslist.org/fct/ret/5099639362.html. More […]

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Ganim Receives Endorsement Of Police Union, ‘Works With All Groups’

July 3rd, 2015 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, seeking a comeback following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, on Thursday overwhelmingly received the endorsement of the Bridgeport Police Union Local 1159 that represents nearly 400 city police officers.

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Foster: Finch Using Taxpayer Dollars To Promote Reelection

July 3rd, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The smiling face of Marshan Coleman who owes more than $13,000 in back car taxes appears in a city promotional brochure mailed with city tax bills this week. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is crying foul, asserting, “It’s bad enough that Bridgeport residents are forced to hear that the city with the highest taxes in […]

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Finch: Five Things To Do This Weekend

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch encourages residents to enjoy some summer fun right here in the Park City.

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Foster, Finch Campaign Events

July 2nd, 2015 · 45 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 4th this weekend, followed by campaign fireworks next week. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will celebrate her campaign headquarters opening Monday 5:30 p.m. at 300 Fairfield Avenue Downtown while Mayor Bill Finch will kick off his official reelection Wednesday July 8, 5 p.m. at Captain’s Cove Seaport.

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State Reps Applaud Energy Project For Downtown

July 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s State House delegation is heralding legislation resulting in a new district heating system, known as a thermal loop, Downtown. See more on the Bridgeport District Energy Project here.

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Paging Mr. Ed! Mounted Patrol Big Hit With Kids

July 1st, 2015 · 32 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local shares this video report of the Police Department’s mounted patrol visiting Trumbull Gardens public housing project.

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