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.
Foster’s headquarters is located across the street from the Bijou Square development area that includes Bijou Theatre, Two Boots Restaurant and housing.
Finch had initially scheduled his campaign announcement for June 11, but postponed it following the shootings at Trumbull Gardens housing project that killed a man and wounded eight others.
In lieu of an official announcement, Finch has used the power of incumbency to raise a mighty warchest that will top more than $500,000 raised in total. Mayoral candidates will file the quarter-ending campaign finance reports next week at the Town Clerk’s Office.
The next big date on the calendar is July 21 when the 90-member Democratic Town Committee meets at Testo’s restaurant to endorse a mayoral candidate and other municipal offices.
Primary day is Wednesday September 16.