Mayor To Open Police Substation

Mayor Bill Finch’s Take Back the Neighborhood walk scheduled for Black Rock tonight has been postponed due to possible showers, according to the mayor’s office. The mayor on Saturday will open a new police substation on the East Side. From the mayor:

City to Open Police Substation on East Side

This Saturday, Mayor Bill Finch, Police Chief Joseph Gaudett and City Councilmembers Lydia Martinez and Manuel Ayala will celebrate the opening of new police substation in the City’s East Side.

Located at 1335 East Main Street, the new substation is a a direct answer to community concerns regarding a more visible police presence in this neighborhood.

“Community engagement and quality of life concerns are two priorities of the Police Department’s recently announced ‘Safe City-Safe Streets’ initiative,” said Mayor Finch. “This new substation will address both of these areas for our East Side residents.”

The event, which will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, is open to the public.



  1. Bill,
    Far too little, far too late. Did it take you 3-1/2 years just to implement these decisions or is this the desperate act of a very desperate man?

    Go throw a Frisbee while the rest of us throw lunch. We have all had enough of the bullshit. A new day is dawning on BPT, hopefully you will become another disappointment in the annals of our national history.

    1. A Busload of Politicians Crashes

      A busload of politicians were driving down a country road, when the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer’s field. The old farmer, after seeing what happened, went over to investigate. A few days later, the local sheriff came out looking for the missing politicos, saw the crashed bus, and asked the farmer where all the politicians had gone.
      The farmer said, “I buried ’em all … out back.”
      The sheriff then asked, “Were they ALL dead?”
      The old farmer replied, “Well, some of them said they weren’t, but you know how them politicians lie.”

  2. How about opening another Recycling Station so Finch’s best friend John Gomes can take me there?

    “… Gomes criticized Foster Thursday for having previously elected officials on her slate …”

    “I’m not trying to recycle the same old political people,” he said. “If I’m talking about reform I actually want reform.”

    I guess your request of a $50 donation is off the table. You wouldn’t take money from “old political people” would you? Here you are once again taking cheap shots at people who have stepped up to the plate just like you and those in your slate. You may see us as “old,” but Mary-Jane Foster sees us as experienced–that’s the key.
    It’s obvious John Gomes is afraid of his ‘old boss’ Bill Finch and is afraid to campaign against the incumbents as opposed to the other challengers. I highly recommend John Gomes recycles his political tactics and hidden agenda. Sounds like John ‘Games’ to me.

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    1. Local Eyes’ Rumor Mill:
      Reporters were anxious to hear from Joel Gonzalez about his candidacy for sheriff. When asked to recite the credentials supporting his announcement Mr. Gonzalez stunned the swarm of reporters by saying: I used to be a zookeeper serving dinner to animals, now I want to serve papers to people. I was appointed to the former job but I will need your vote for the latter. I am a former turncoat Democrat who’s now a turncoat Republican. I think I’d look good in any uniform so vote for me …

      1. OIB Rumor Mill:
        “Local Eyes rushed to emergency room after severe attack of anxious apoplexy. Full report at 11:00.

        “It’s 4:06 PM. Do you know what time it is?”

      1. Now that he’s part of a campaign, the donation criticism makes JG look like a political pukehead um, uh, er, I mean unwise and silly.

        But here’s why I’m writing:
        What do Joel Gonzalez and The Bridgeport Kid have in common?

        Answer: they’re not agents of change, they’re both agents of S-T-R-A-N-G-E.

          1. anna, coming from a sugar-coated witch like you, I consider that a compliment. Thanks.

  3. *** Seems these substations open up during local election years, only to close the following year due to $ cuts. And with all the PD overtime this summer for election visibility you can bet your last dollar the city will close these substations this winter! *** TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS ***

  4. Street paving, health walks, public safety walks, police sub-stations, park openings and the Litany of Saints are being recited by Mayor Bill Finch. The most recent Frisbee toss ballyhoo to break a Guinness record is absolutely “Priceless!” This initiative comes under the heading of “Let’s Move Bridgeport.” My question to Mayor Finch is … “Where?”



    Take Back the Neighborhood Walk Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

    This evening’s Take Back the Neighborhood Walk in Black Rock has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather. The walk will be rescheduled at a later date.

    Elaine K. Ficarra
    Communications Director
    Office of Mayor Bill Finch
    City Hall Annex
    999 Broad St.
    Bridgeport CT 06604
    T: 203.576.7931
    Cell: 203.275-6417
    F: 203.576.3913

    Memo to all street crime perpetrators:
    Due to inclement weather please do not venture out this evening. There is a high probability of rain showers.

        1. Ron, I had expressed an interest and believe a three-way race for the Town Clerk seat would benefit me. As of this moment I am not a candidate, but I am not counting out a run in the primary or general elections. In any case I plan on being a contributing FACTOR to the candidate for Mayor who I ultimately choose to support.

  6. Weekend Observations:
    Once you realize President Reagan signed 18 new debt ceiling bills, it’s hard to think of him as a tax cutter. In addition, he’s the guy who called Paul Volker at The Federal Reserve and said STOP printing money (inflation) and START borrowing money (national debt).

    That’s how we got to this juncture …

  7. *** LE, how dare you talk about the “tea party’s mascot” Reagan! That man could do no wrong according to the GOP “TAX BIBLE.” It’s obvious, it took a few years to get where this country is today, no? *** AAA-POLITICS? ***


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